Composed specially for ashtanga yoga practitioner and vinyasa flow yoga teacher Shiva Rea, The Spirit of Yoga is designed to ease stress and promote peace of mind. Over an hour in length, its four extended tracks breathe a seemingly unending flow of balance and reverence that is quite magical and transporting.
Leinbach, a music major who initially specialized in drumming, performs regularly in jazz, rock, blues, funk, pop, and Latin-jazz genres. Having played with the likes of Chick Corea and Joshua Redman, he currently engineers recordings ranging from hip-hop to jazz, and operates his own Old Bull Studios in San Anselmo, CA. Leinbach’s wide range of influence can be heard in his ultra-mellow music, which mixes Far Eastern harmonies with just enough jazz and blues inflection to distinguish it from the pack.
The composer, who performs on synthesizers, harmonium, tamboura, acoustic guitar, vocals, bells, chimes and sound effects is joined by Grammy nominated Jai Uttal on dotar and vocals, the immensely talented bamboo flute master Manose Singh, and Bond Bergland on electric guitar. This music doesn’t simply promote relaxation; it encourages you to unite with the inner oneness from which all true meaning flows. Highly recommended.