Go ahead. Give yourself a few minutes to stretch. Or just give yourself a few minutes. Let go of your cynicism and surrender to Freedom, track 6 of the CD, Yoji Ananda and the Inquisitive Cobra from New Jersey artist Yoji Ananda.
Freedom is a yoga pop song which includes several different Sanskrit and Gurmukhi mantras. The melody is so full of yearning that if you give in to the song, especially just after minute two, when the chorus comes in for the second time, with harmony, you’ll want to listen to it over and over.
Yoji Ananda and the Inquisitive Cobra is a CD for anyone, but yoga instructors and practitioners especially will love the diverse mix of styles used to create this collection of lovely and mysterious songs.
Yoji Ananda and the Inquisitive Cobra is a great CD to practice yoga to. Yoji Ananda has a beautiful voice and plays 12-string guitar. She also does drum programming and plays keys on the CD which features her brother John Navarra—The Inquisitive Cobra—on clay pot, darabouka, and konnakol vocals. Other talented musicians play on Yoji Ananda and the Inquisitive Cobra and I especially enjoyed Chris Finnegan’s uilleann pipes.
So go ahead. Unroll your yoga mat, if you don’t have one just lie on the floor. Breathe deeply, and listen to your body. What kind of movement would your body enjoy? Don’t tell your body what to do, just listen and allow your physical body to reveal what it wants, how it feels. Check in with your emotions. Accept how you feel without judgement or criticism. Allow yourself to be exactly as you are. Be aware of any pulsing in the body, or tingling sensations. Stretch. Breathe. Make a sound.
Stretch. Breathe. Accept. Relax. And tell everyone about Freedom.
PS Click on Yoji Ananda‘s pic and you’ll wind up at her fb page where you may learn some surprising things about her . . ..
Have a beautiful day, and remember to breathe.