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The Yoga of Mindful Singing for Health, Happiness, Peace & Prosperity

by Girish

Combining the ancient art of singing mantra with 21st century neuroscience research, yogi-musician Girish shares with readers the power of yogic chants.

Popular yogi-musician Girish opens new possibilities for transforming your life through song, combining the ancient art of singing mantra with twenty-first century neuroscience research.

For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. “During improvisational sessions,” he recalls, “there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic.” This led Girish to an unexpected journey—a seeming detour to live as a monk in an ashram for five years that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. Here, he studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of ancient chants, which sparked a life-changing event that led him back to music—and to combining music with Sanskrit chants. Now he shares what he’s learned to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and traditions to transform body, brain, and life through mantra and music.

With Music and Mantras, Girish has created a toolkit for personal transformation through singing, sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk. Weaving simple, elegant mantras from ancient traditions with neuroscience, Girish shows us how to achieve greater peace of mind, clarity, calm, focus, and even improved health and wealth through "kirtan," the yogic art of chanting—an inspiration that anyone can sing their way to happiness, health, and prosperity.

Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. As a session player, Girish’s work has aligned him with the likes of producers Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morrisette) and Michael Brook (Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour ) as well as the creative team at Lucas Art. His talents are featured on some of the most popular recordings in the world music/new age field today. Yearning to express the power of Sanskrit mantras through his own voice has been a driving force behind his CDs: Reveal, Shiva Machine, and Diamonds in the Sun and Yoga Vision DVD. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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Girish has provided a pathway to an integration of personal awareness, expanded understanding, developed skill, and the experience of oneness with our Source. He invites the singer into a discipline which offers opportunities for growth, healing, and peace of mind. That wonderful mystery that while we each do our own work we are one can be seen in Girish’s sharing and experienced as we join our voice with his.

Quote: Daniel Comstock

Long before popular music was industrialized, folk music in America was focused, not on the individual, but on community — people gathering together in living rooms, front porches, and town squares to play music of their ancestors and, more importantly, to sing in one voice. Girish shows how this tradition is an ancient one and why ritual is so important for nurturing wellness, not just of the individual but also among neighbors and friends. His own personal journey as a former jazz musician itself connects the dots between the West and East. Singing is as human as breathing, and this book tells us why.

Quote: Mark Guarino

Let the masterful Girish lead you on a journey of spiritual unfoldment through the vibrations of mantra. The practices in Music and Mantras will transform and uplift you; listen and follow.

Quote: Yogi Cameron

I believe the book you are holding will change the world. In the years to come the inclusion of mantra practice and mindful singing into everything from yoga teacher training curricula to therapeutic treatment plans will be able to rest upon the foundation Girish has laid with this book.

Quote: Rolf Gates

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