With his extensive background as a yoga instructor and musician, Sean Johnson, founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studio in New Orleans, collaborated closely with Putumayo on this project. Sean’s expansive liner notes, which include a glossary of yoga terms, help people better understand the practice of yoga and its relationship to music.
Combining songs used in his classes with Putumayo’s global research, Yoga creates a musical flow that works during yoga practice or at home for meditation or relaxation.
Yoga is Putumayo’s first release featuring songs selected to accompany yoga practice and serve as a relaxing soundtrack for daily life. Rooted in ancient Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions, the practice of yoga has evolved over the past 5,000 years. Adopted by millions of people around the world, yoga provides a vehicle for greater health and spiritual awareness. Music has long had a close relationship with yoga, particularly in the Bhakti tradition, which incorporates musical chants into its practice.