Self-care is so important — especially as the pandemic rages on. As people look for new ways to find healing, sound bathing and healing has been coming up quite a bit. If you’re interested in this method, Metta Mindfulness Music may have just the right album for you.
The seven-track album, Sacred Spiral, features award-winning composer Yuval Ron and vocalist Úyanga Bold alongside a host of contributing instruments including sitar (Pandit Nayan Ghosh on Water of Forgiveness), jaw harp (Chugge Khan on Voice of Freedom), didgeridoo (Andjru Werderitsch on Deep Earth Chant), bansuri flute (Shye Ben Tzur on Mysteries of the Heart), panart hang (James Hood on Mind Vision Invocation), flugelhorn (Andrew Carney on Voice of Freedom), glass harp (Brien Engle on Ethereal Voyage), Cello (Dennis Karmazyn on Darkness and Light), and gongs (Kenneth Goff on Deep Earth Chant).
According to the press release, “these deeply intentional healing sounds are infused with ancient wisdom and perfect for meditation, yoga, mindfulness, creativity or relaxation.” And I couldn’t agree more.
The first track “Ethereal Voyage” immediately puts a listener in a trance-like, relaxed state that would be perfect for meditation or reflection. “Mind Vision Invocation” sounds a little more joyful and might be best for yoga as it is relaxing but slightly upbeat enough to motivate movement. “Darkness Into Light” and “Deep Earth Chant,” however feel more like a music score from Lord of the Rings (not in a bad way) than songs to meditate to. But with each song being over nine minutes, there’s more than enough to participate in either activity whether it’s meditation, yoga, reflection, or all three.
Check out the full album below.