Guruji and the Yogis.

It is said that every culture has a form of musical expression. Here at yoga school we do a lot of singing during rounds of om, prayers, and pranayam.

Mahesh, me, Amanda, and Laurel making beautiful noises

For evening arthi at the Ashram, we sing bhakti (devotional) songs. On a whim, I brought my harmonicas from the States. They’ve come in handy during our bhakti sessions, adding to traditional sounds of bells, cymbals, claps, and voices. Upon hearing us, Guruji gave us a gholak. I even bought a flute at the market to add some melody. Think Asheville drum circle with a bit of curry powder and ghee. Our current hits include “Om Namah Shiva” and “Hare Krishna.” (music video to come)

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