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Putumayo Presents: Yoga

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Dan to launch Putumayo World Music and establish a non-traditional sales division. Putumayo World Music has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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  • Audio CD (September 14, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B003WWZ1R0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,921 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ghungate Ke - The Lucknow Project
2. Om Hari Om/Sharanam Ganesha - Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
3. Purnamadah - Shantala
4. Bolo Ram - Wah!
5. Cerulean - Ben Leinbach & Geoffrey Gordon
6. Davaki - Karnamrita Dasi
7. Bangles - Niraj Chag
8. El Bosque Eterno de los Ninos - Amounsulu
9. Moods of Kirtan (Siksastakam) - Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits
10. O Rama - Susheela Raman
11. Hanuman Baba (Dub Farm Remix) - Krishna Das
12. Sira - Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze
13. Offering Chant - Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel
14. Bliss - Yogini

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About the Artist

Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Dan to launch Putumayo World Music and establish a non-traditional sales division. Putumayo World Music has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company's motto: "guaranteed to make you feel good!" Putumayo's CD covers feature the distinctive art of Nicola Heindl, whose colorful, folkloric style represents one of Putumayo's goals: to connect the traditional to the contemporary. By combining appealing music and visuals with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity - a rarity in today's artist-based music industry.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEDITATIVE MOOD MUSIC October 27, 2010
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First, I applaud Putumayo for making a recording that exceeds 60 minutes. "Yoga" is 71:32 minutes as identified on the back jacket. I hope this sets a new trend for Putumayo, whose CDs average around 45 minutes.

"Yoga" is the best compilation of music intended for yoga that I have come across. It certainly fulfills the function to aid breath with movement. The repetitive sound (mantra/kirtan chants) is also conducive for meditation. Unlike other compilations which are a fusion of new age-easy listening-lounge music; this collection retains its purpose of devotional music, creating an ambience that can be appreciated by the practioner.

The musicians are superb. To Putumayo's credit, they list the albums from which the selections were taken......I will certainly order a couple of those listed.

I spend 20 minutes each morning on my yoga practice and find tracks 1-4, 5-10 and 11-14 are sufficient time for each session. These tracks are also appropriate for start-up of slower stretching movements.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Nirvana October 1, 2010
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Putumayo's "Yoga" is one of the world music label's best compilations yet. It perfectly suits yoga, meditation, Pilates. It's incredibly serene, like a cup of jasmine tea. The music is deeply thoughtful, drawing on Hindu, Buddhist, and African traditions.

"Yoga" opens with the Lucknow Project's peaceful "Ghungate Ke." Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band from New Orleans have the jazzy "Om Hari Om." Susheela Raman's "O Rama" as well as Ablaye Cissoko&Volker Goetze's "Sira" blend African with Indian music. There are meditative instrumentals such as Ben Leinbach&Geoffrey Gordon's "Cerulean" and Amounsulu's "El Bosque Eternal de los Ninos",a tribute to a Costa Rican rainforest preserve. Amounsoulu makes a flavorful blend of Latin and Indian music. Wah! sings a powerful ode to Rama. Karnamrita Dasi, who grew up in an American ashram, sings an ode to Krishna's human mother, Devaki. Krishna Das, one of the premier American singers of Hindu kirtans (devotional songs) has a remix of his ode to Hanuman, the monkey god (Heart As Wide As The World,Live on Earth) "Offering Chant" is a unique collaboration between blind pianist Jean-Philippe Rykiel and Tibetan Buddhist Lama Gyurme. It sounds like an Anglican hymn. One can imagine it being sung in some proper Episcopal church. It's a Tibetan Buddhist chant with a Western classical sensibility. The closing song, "Bliss", is a cosmic meditation from Swedish singer Yogini.

"Yoga" is a perfect blend of East meets West. It's incredibly peaceful; music DOES have the power to quiet the mind.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart touching, soul stirring March 24, 2011
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Sean Johnson has done a fantastic job curating here: he has chosen songs from around the world--so we not only have Indian and American kirtan, but African and European musicians. The obvious more 'famous' (and excellent) choices are here, like Krishna Das and Jai Uttal, but we also have many lesser known Yoga musicians. So there is alot to discover here. I find that this CD is mellow enough to play in its entirety for a Massage session as well as for a Yoga class (I'm a healer and Yoga teacher). And the songs are interesting and unique. And its such a soothing collection. Many songs move me. It is truly healing music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awesome CD! January 20, 2011
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This was a gift for my wife at Christmas, who was also expecting our first child. She listened to it before the labor, and now while hanging out with the baby in the evening. She is a yoga instructor and plans to use it during some classes and practice, but right now it's awesome to just sit and relax too.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! October 29, 2010
By Sara M.
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This CD is beautiful and I've been enjoying it very much. There is only one song that I'm not fond of, but all the others are great! It is relaxing, but has enough rhythm and variety to hold my interest so I use it as more than just for yoga. Lately I've been listening to it on the way to work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing and Spiritual CD May 6, 2013
By buber1
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Enjoyed both the Yoga and World Yoga CD's by Putumayo but of the two I like this one the best. Great for meditation, prayer, and/or relaxation!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative booklet May 6, 2013
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Good music and I love it has the small booklet to check all singer and the meaning of the song. I use it to do Yoga and sleep time. My spirit come back once I listen these songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection March 14, 2013
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With the exception of track 2 , I loved all the songs. Great collection. Great for meditation and background music...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a yoga teacher and this is the BEST class music
I'm a yoga teacher and this is the BEST class music. I repeat one cut in particular for savasana. Putumayo's music is "world music", with its fascinating mix of... Read more
Published 13 days ago by L. D. Weimer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite but usable
It's okay. Not my favorite but usable. I will not buy anymore that I can't listen to first before I buy.
Published 1 month ago by lady
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the music of this cd
Love the music of this cd. However, it skips here and there which is annoying when you are doing yoga.
Published 1 month ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice songs
Published 1 month ago by Roger Zhong
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I returned this item.
Published 1 month ago by Benj Braxman
2.0 out of 5 stars To electric and to much singing
I was hoping for something a little more subtle I think.

I read that there are samples on the Putumayo web site
I'll look there first next time before I buy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eeney
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent sampler disc
Having recently experienced kirtan music for the first time I wanted to hear a variety of offerings to guide further purchases. Read more
Published 4 months ago by kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tunes
I listen to this as my daily music each song is unique and I just can't get enough! If your looking for something relaxing but also energizing this is a great choice.
Published 5 months ago by panda
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice variety of music to play not only during yoga
Putumayo is my favorite source to listen to world music. The collection of songs is well done because of the variety of world musicians chosen in this genre. Read more
Published 6 months ago by sandra carrillo-larcombe
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous
I teach yoga, purchased this some time ago and wore it out! My class loves it also and have gotten additional cds for them, they love the workout to this cd! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Maria Elayna Polhemus
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