Making yoga accessible, for everyone! An interview with Wellnest founder Eron Zehavi

“Your yoga is always changing. It’s more then just your level of experience, but rather it incorporates how you are holistically in that present moment – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.” First things first, tell us a little bit about your service and where you got this modern idea? To know our service, it’s important to first know Our Purpose. The Mission of Wellnest is to cultivate a healthy, compassionate, and joyful world through community engagement, mindful living, and the practice of yoga and other healing arts. Coming from this place, we created an app-based marketplace to easily and affordably …

Wah!: The Dynamic Nature of Mantra Music and the Joy of Inspiring Performance Spaces

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“Singers should soar. You have to have your feet in the earth and be the lotus rising and blossoming towards heaven” – Wah!   Welcome Wah! Thank you so much for joining us. So, to start off, why do you make this music? The endless hours it takes recording, editing, mixing and proofing the songs gives me hours and hours of time in the mantra. Every track you listen to once, I’ve probably listened to 1000 times. That’s a thousand repetitions of every mantra in each track! Time spent immersed in mantra and yogic teachings keeps me in a higher energy. …

DJ RIA on the Joy of Collaborating and the Inseparable Nature of Music and Yoga

“I love the yoga scene so much because the people are so sensitive to what you play and they are in it until the end. There’s so much more focus and appreciation from the crowd. Music gets heard and the frequencies are felt!” – Rire Norman    You started practicing mindfulness and clean living at a young age as a result of the teachings and lifestyle of your parents. How do you think that helped you discover a deeper sense of what this world has to offer? What drives you to strive to share that deeper sense with others, and why …

Yoga Nidra, Indian Ragas, and the Essense of Music: Q & A w/ Stevin McNamara

“[Music] can inspire us to great things, to a higher awareness of who we are. A true musician can transport us to another level of consciousness. Every note must live and breathe with that energy” – Stevin McNamara     Welcome Stevin! Your new album is titled Savasana Yoga Music – Healing Guitar for Massage, Sleep and Yoga Nidra…  and it is a truly beautiful work.  I’ll ask you about Yoga Nidra separately, but for now can you talk a little about your inspiration to record this collection and also the way you have presented it? It seems clear that your intention was …

Bringing Music to your Life, and Life to your Music: Q & A w/ Derek Beres

“Yoga is very rarely considered choreographically—I don’t mean teaching to rhythm, but having a strong musicality—and that’s a shame. Little makes me happier than music, and given how powerful it is on our nervous systems it’s best to understand how to use it well” – Derek Beres   Welcome Derek! You are writing a new book, ‘Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health’ – please tell us about it! There’s a popular sentiment that’s been around for eons: humans are comprised of a body, mind, and spirit. In truth we’re just one animal. I’d argue we have …

Charlie Roscoe Q&A

“spiritual healing requires music and sounds that invite focus on the spirit, and body work requires music and sounds that invite focus on the body, and that those sounds are benevolent.” – Charlie Roscoe To start with, thanks Charlie for taking the time to chat with us, we really appreciate it. Hey wonderful to be here and connect with you at YogiTunes…YogiTunes has been on my radar for quite a while so I’m so happy to be involved and talk with you…the digital music industry is going through such a shift these days, with the changes in how people choose …

Interview w/ Jai Uttal

“Jai Uttal is one of my favorite artists of all time. My love affair with his music began long before I met him, and getting to know him, collaborating with him, and experiencing him perform live have only deepened the sense of endearment I have for this amazing and humble human being.” – Alex King-Harris Jai Uttal, interviewed by YogiTunes CEO Alex King-Harris A Pioneer in the World Music Community Jai Uttal is a Grammy nominated pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east meets-west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai Uttal’s …

Awaken the Temple Body: Q&A w/ Sofiah Thom

“Find what most inspires you to live your yoga and to live your YES. Self Love is the key!Have your own practice and teach from your own life experience.” – Sofiah Thom Sofiah – before we start on our interview – thanks for joining us at YogiTunes; your new mix is absolutely lovely and we’re so glad to welcome you. You’ve recently done a mix for YogiTunes called Awakening Durga – can you tell us a bit about it ? Yes, I am so excited to share the first of the Temple Body Awakening Series here on YogiTunes, Seven 90 …

Review: Skullcandy XTplyo

by Alex King-Harris I’ve worn a lot of different sport earbuds in the past few years.  Almost all of them either wouldn’t stay on during peak activities, or they delivered sub-standard sound.  Sometimes the sound was good but over time the earbuds would work loose and the bass would drop significantly. Skullycandy has developed what they refer to as the ‘Triplelock™” system “Skullcandy’s trifecta of proprietary technologies that work together to keep your earbuds securely in place – no matter the activity.”  The main mechanism which keeps the bud inside your ear is fairly simple: a small protruding rubber arm that …

Review: Skullcandy Grinds

by Andrew Ross Collins Headphones are one of those things many of us seem to use, and there is a huge variety of different types and models to choose from.  What makes a good set of headphones is a unit that combines all of the key criteria – rather than outperform at one and miss on another. For example I use a great pair of mixing and mastering headphones that cost just shy of $1500, and they sound amazing as you might expect  – but they come in their own pelican case and if that does fit into your carry-on …