Music for yoga

For those of you who are developing your own yoga playlists and want some ideas… here are some of the artists played during classes. You can find most of these on iTunes or Spirit Voyage (

Snatam Kaur
Albums: Anand Bliss, Celebrate Peace, Divine Birth, Grace, Liberation’s Door, Mother’s Blessing, Shanti

Maya Fiennes
Album: Kundalini Mantras

Sat Kartar
Albums: Listen, Flow

Albums: Enchanted, Longing to Belong, Adi Shakti – Single, Asank Nav

Karta Singh & Friends
Albums: Sadhana for the Peaceful Warrior, Now Kundalini Rise

Sat Kirin Kaur Khalsa
Album: Universal Prayer

Singh Kaur
Album: Crimson Collection

Song: Har Hare Hari Wahe Guru

Guru Ganesha Singh
Songs: Sat Siri, Siri Akal, Rakhe Rakhanhar, In the Light of My Soul, Peace Has Begun

Mirabai Ceiba
Albums: Mountain Sadhana, Cycle of Life, Flores, Ocean

Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa
Album: Acquarian Sadhana Mantras
Song: Hummee Hum

Sada Sat Kaur
Album: Shashara

Mata Mandir Singh
Song: Toon Mera Pitaa



To tune in:

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
(I bow to the creative wisdom inside myself)

We chant this mantra of protection:

Aad Guray Nameh,
Jugaad Guray Nameh,
Sat Guray Nameh,
Siree Guroo Dayv-ay Nameh

(I bow to the primal wisdom. I bow to the wisdom true through the ages. I bow to the true wisdom. I bow to the great unseen wisdom.)

The most commonly used mantra in class:

Sat Nam
(Truth is my identity)

To close the session we sing a blessing:

May the long time sun shine upon you,
all love surround you,
and the pure light within you, guide your way on.

(in class we use Snatam Kaur’s ‘Long Time Sun’, from her album ‘Grace’ which is available on iTunes).

Why do we use mantra?

‘Chanting mantras, either silently or out loud, is a consicious method of controlling and directing the mind. Happiness, sorrow, joy and regret are vibratory frequencies in the mind. Call them attitudes, or beliefs, but fundamentally, they are vibratory frequencies or thought waves. They determine the kind of programme our mind plays.’
‘Mantras are formulas that alter the patterns of the mind and chemistry of the brain, according to physical and meta-physical laws. The power of a mantra is in its sound vibration. The mantras used in Kundalini Yoga elevate or modify consciousness through their meaning and rhythmical repetition. It is beneficial to link a mantra to the breath.’
(From The Acquarian Teacher, 3rd Ed., 2005)