“The CD is spectacular!!! A rare jewel in the yoga lotus that integrates traditional pranayamas, meditations and visualizations with chanting and music that awakens and nourishes our innate heart energy. This CD is permeated with the living mantra of our breath prayer that Nubia, Jai, and Ben serve with great love, humanness and power. Nubia’s beautiful guidance and Jai’ s transporting music is like having Radha and Krishna as your private instructors. The Best!”
Shiva Rea, Yoga Visionary
In this CD, Nubia approaches breathing techniques as a tool to develop self-knowledge and self-healing.
Blending her background in Hatha and Bhakti (devotional) Yoga, Buddhist and Hindu mantras, and open-heart meditations, she reminds us that our breath can become our prayer of reconnection with the Divine.
With original music by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach.
Prana, the vital energy present in the air that we breathe, links our inner and outer environments and connects us with all beings and all nature. The volume and quality of prana that circulates within our bodies determines the level of our vitality, and this internal reserve of energy can be increased and purified by pranayama, or conscious breathing.
“Nubia’s wise and warmhearted presence makes her a skillful, compassionate guide with a delightful Brazillian twist!”
Tara Bennett-Goleman, Author of Emotional Alchemy
1 Twameva Prayer & Conscious Breath:
2 Three Phases of the Breath: Abdominal, Diaphragmatic, & Thoracic Breathing
3 Prana Kriya: Yogic Breath
4 Prayer to the Compassionate Mother: Green Tara
5 Nadi Shodhana Pranayama: Alternate Nostril Breathing, & Japa of the Mantra OM
6 Bija Mantra Pranayama Vocalization
1 Gopala Lullaby & Meditation
2 Open Heart Pranayama
3 Prayer to Maitreya: the Buddha of Unconditional Love
4 Kumbhaka Bandha Pranayama
5 Bhastrika Pranayama: Accelerated Breathing
6 Kapalabhati Pranayama: Shining Skull Breath
7 Radiant Pranayama: Prayer for Peace & Movement Meditation to the Mantra of the Buddha
8 Shakya Muni Prayer
“This series of yogic meditations reconnects us to the grounded, nurturing and loving wisdom that resides in each of us. The powerful combination of Nubia’s warm and gentle guidance and Jai’s soulful tones goes straight to the heart and invites it to open to itself and to the world as one. “
Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, Authors & Meditation Teachers