GuruGanesha Singh's new single Mysterious path, a journey into nature, is now available!
GuruGanesha Singh's musical career spans decades, ranging from rock and mantra to folk and everywhere in between. This new single is a song of intimate expression recorded during my forties. After releasing numerous albums with his band, GuruGanesha Band, this is his first solo project in many years.
Its producer, Gurusangat, created a high-tech remote recording system from his production space in Brattleboro VT, recording GuruGanesha at his home in Virginia. The song inspired a powerful music video, filmed in his forties by filmmaker Andrew Misle, that truly captures the essence of the balm longing that music and nature give us when we get caught up in our busy lives.
Mysterious path is a hymn to the omnipresent beauty of nature and a reminder of the good inherent in humanity, even in these difficult times. GuruGanesha's signature Grateful Dead-inspired guitar lays a lush bed beneath this song about Life's Journey, reminding us that inner peace can be found anytime we stop, slow down, and witness the exquisite perfection of the world around us.
"We come from love and light, we come back to love and light, and the mysterious path is what goes between the two." - GuruGanesha Singh
Early influences from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan formed GuruGanesha's first ideas, but it was when he joined the Kundalini Yoga community in 1972 that all of his life ideals morphed into one statement of joy. “I was inspired in a way I had never felt before. It was as if my heart was bursting like it was the sun itself. GuruGanesha Singh, Founder of Spirit Voyage Records, has helped launch the careers of many of the world's most beloved sacred music singers including Snatam Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh, Mirabai Ceiba, Nirinjan Kaur and more. His deep love of music inspired him to create a label dedicated to sharing music that can heal and transform people. His own music carries that sincere intention, and this new single is sure to open hearts and create a sense of connection in these unprecedented times.
Everyone seems to be a yogi these days, from your BFF to your co-worker to your aunt—heck, even dogs and goats are getting their zen on. But if you have yet to attempt Warrior II or Mountain Pose, taking your first yoga chic can be a little intimidating. What if your hands sweat and you fall off the mat ? What if you hate it ? What if you can’t do a solo. damn. pose ?
Okay, rewind a second—there’s a reason so many people have hopped on a mat over the past few years. ' Yoga is a non-judgmental practice, ' says Claire Ewing, certified yoga instructor and studio marketing manager for CorePower Yoga. It’s is a totally accessible way to unwind and break a sweat, so there’s nothing to worry about before checking out a chic.
But to help you feel a little more comfortable before you say your first ' om ' or ' namaste, ' Ewing has some yoga tips to answer all those questions floating around your head.
When in doubt, Ewing says opt for a vinyasa flow chic, ' where you have the opportunity to explore the postures and fundamental principles of yoga. ' These are the types of classes most of your friends probably do, and it’s a great form of yoga for beginners. But of course, it never hurts to check out a couple different types of classes to see what feels best to you.
' Definitely go for something breathable and easy to move in, ' says Ewing. ' You will work up a sweat, so consider wearing something with moisture-wicking abilities. ' Oh and FYI : Yoga is a no-shoes kind of workout, so don’t worry about sporting your best sneakers to class.
Like with any workout, it’s totally a personal preference how much you mazout pre-yoga. But Ewing points out that yoga is a pretty soutenu workout, and fueling your body properly will help you get the most out of your practice. Keep it light, though, ' I usually start with a protein shake or bar knowing that the classes can physically take you in dynamic directions, ' says Ewing. ( A. k. a. don’t down that massive avo toast right before class. ) If you’re just having a small pre-workout snack, you can probably do that about 30 minutes beforehand; but wait a full one to two hours before working out after a meal.
She adds that hydrating beforehand is also key, especially if you ever do attempt a heated flow. ' Drink a full glass of water about two hours before class—that way you have something to sweat out and you will feel better during class. '
' Absolutely ! ' says Ewing. ' A regular yoga practice increases flexibility and strength in your groupes de muscles. It has you work your full range of motion in every joint of your body and build strong and long muscles. ' ( In fact, vinyasa yoga even made this list of the top calorie-burning workouts. )
This depends on the type of yoga class you take—for example, a slow flow or hatha chic may require you to hold a pose for an extended period of time. But in vinyasa, ' it comes down to the intention of how the positionnement was designed, ' says Ewing. ' For example, balancing poses are held longer to benefit concentration and focus, while transition postures build strength while teaching fluidity in movement. '
For the most part, though, poses are held for three to five breaths during the first round to help them sink into your memory. Then they’re held for a solo breath when you repeat the pose, to help amp up the cardio component of yoga.
Don’t stress ! No one expects you to master every pose your first go-round ( or really, ever—it’s a constant learning process ). Your yoga instructor should offer possibilités for pose modifications, especially for the more challenging ones. ' Your breath is key in yoga, if you are losing sight of this, you may want to consider modifying or completely backing off, ' says Ewing. And don’t be afraid to ask your instructor for assistance.
Also, try to avoid comparing yourself to the other yogis in the room—all bodies are unique, and have varied strengths and défis. Plus, every time you step on the mat, it’s going to feel a little different, ' for both your body and your mind, ' says Ewing. ' If there is one thing you can take away from the classroom, it is learning how to modify and create a practice that is fit for you. '