Soul Of The Esraj CD by Benjy Wertheimer offers North Indian spiritual music and New Age music for the practices of healing arts, hatha yoga and meditation.
While the album has its roots in the classical music of North India, many elements of new age and contemporary ambient musical styles have been included to build a multifaceted soundscape for each listener's spiritual journey. It is Benjy's hope and prayer that Soul Of The Esraj will prove to be a steady and soulful companion to each listener on their path through this precious gift of life.
The pieces on Soul of the Esraj feature the esraj (an instrument from North India that resembles a small sitar but is played with a bow) accompanied by instruments from around the world, including bass flute, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, voice and guitar. Indian classical ragas (ancient melodic forms) are associated with a particular time of day, and the selections flow through a sequence based on the ragas from which they are derived.
'When I listen to Benjy play the esraj it transports me beyond the Beyond. Soul Of The Esraj is a must-have CD for all yoga practitioners.' - John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga
'We find a home here, a place to rest and a haven from the storms on the ocean of this world. This is not just music, it is prayer.' - Krishna Das
Enjoy Soul Of The Esraj CD by Benjy Wertheimer? See below for more spiritual music for the practices of healing arts, hatha yoga and meditation.