Real Music Corporate LogoVisionary new age music for nourishing and rejuvenating body, mind and spirit

Real Music Corporate LogoVisionary new age music for nourishing and rejuvenating body, mind and spirit

Yoga Meditations

Yoga Meditations by Sayama

...compositions that are perfectly attuned to creating an atmosphere that is both hypnotic and serene as you go in search of your inner realms.”  —Ambient Visions

Yoga Meditations is a seamless compilation of arresting and meditative music that provokes reflection and stillness. Various instruments, including voice, piano, cello, gongs, temple bells, tingsha and tanboora, create open communicative harmonies that guide one’s meditative journey towards inner peace. The ocean waves between the tracks enhance uninterrupted music meditation.

Watch the video for “Light of Dawn” from Yoga Meditations.

The profits from this album are donated to the EarthSea Institute which promotes environmental awareness.


1. Light of Dawning 8:33
No votes yet
2. Contemplating Prasada 8:51
No votes yet
3. Bindu 8:33
No votes yet
4. Holding A Peaceful Repose 8:39
No votes yet
5. Eternal Mandala 8:36
No votes yet
6. Karuna 8:40
No votes yet
7. Greeting Ananda 9:58
No votes yet

More Music By This Artist

Harmony by Sayama
Sacred Healing Touch by Sayama
Sacred Healing Waters by Sayama

Press Acclaim

James McQuiston

“Light of Dawning” is the first track on Sayama’s Yoga Meditations, and it creates a soundscape that immediately treads the border between timeless flute work and atmospheric recreations, a chiaroscuro of light and dark elements.

“Contemplating Prasada” showcases Sayama’s steady hand. There are a number of different movements that are contained within this nine minute composition, but they all contribute to a cohesive and unified effort.

“Holding a Peaceful Repose” is a highlight of Yoga Meditations. The intense focus that begins the track is varied through the inclusion of environmental noises playing at the periphery. As the track moves past the middle mark, the presence of strings lend the composition a classical air that lasts long after the track has ceased to play.

“Eternal Mandala” is one of the most distinct efforts on the entirety of Yoga Meditations, coming forth with a serenity that will calm any frayed nerves and lead toward the creation of an overall positive disposition. The tenderness of the arrangements on the composition run the gamut of styles from traditional Native American music to industrial and ambient genres; a Gothic approach is taken to unite these disparate elements in a convincing package.

Yoga Meditations concludes with “Greeting Ananda,” a near ten minute track that touches upon the nuances that have been presented so far by Sayama on Yoga Meditations. There is a bold look towards new, fertile lands with this composition; while the effort is a solid conclusion of the album, one has to wonder if the breaking waves and slight distortion that creeps in to the mix does not portend subsequent releases by this performer.

Top Tracks: “Light of Dawning,” “Holding a Peaceful Repose”
Rating: 8.7/10

Michael Foster

Yoga Meditations is Sayama’s fourth album for Real Music and it represents yet another wonderful entry into the catalog of music that he has composed that will shift your consciousness into a meditative state in a very short order. For the most part when you put on an album that is to be used for meditation you want something that does not cause ripples in the pool of your mind, so to speak, but rather tones that hover over the surface of consciousness and gives you something to focus, but at the same time does not draw your mind into the music itself. It is a tricky situation that a composer finds themselves in when they want to create music that is both distinctive and yet not so much so as to break the centering that is needed during meditation. I am happy to report that Sayama with his Yoga Meditations album does a great job of supplying compositions that are perfectly attuned to creating an atmosphere that is both hypnotic and serene as you go in search of your inner realms.
The other thing that is essential on good meditation albums is that the music is seamless from track to track so as not to break the effect on the person doing the meditation. Sayama has created just such an album on Yoga Meditations with each track blending into the next so that it feels like a continuous journey instead of seven individual tracks on an album. The album runs a nice 61 minutes and 50 seconds which is great when it comes to entering into this state of mind, and is more than enough time to allow for the mind and the spirit to be stilled enough to benefit the listener seeking some inner illumination.
Sayama did a wonderful job on creating seven compositions that were able to be blended in such a way that the listener isn’t really aware of the ending of one song and the beginning of the next. As you approach the end of each track he has used the sound of waves lapping on the shore as a way to transition to the next composition in such a way that you are barely aware that a transition is even happening. I found the gongs, which were almost continual in the background of the songs, to be a soothing vibrational base from which the other instruments were played and was the perfect foundation on which to build. The instruments that Sayama used to build on this foundation were voice, piano, cello, temple bells, tingsha and tanboora and all were used to create an introspective landscape that leaves the listener in a reflective frame of mind.
It is apparent from the first sounding of the gong on track one as the journey begins that Sayama is a very directed composer and knows exactly what he needs to do to create music that will act as a catalyst for this inner journey among his listeners. The music is perfect for creating a meditative frame of mind but can also be listened to as a vehicle for destressing as your day ends and you want something that will help melt away your worries with beautiful tones that touch your heart and mind in equal measures. Sayama has melded the various instruments and the voices into an intricate multi-layered soundscape that highlights the impressive level of production that is evident on this release. Sayama is a talented recording artist who combines this artistry with his obvious understanding of meditation and what a seeker needs to help them fully embrace a meditative state of mind, and then proceeds to provide it with this excellent release called Yoga Meditations.

Steve Sheppard

This album comes at a very good time for me as I have not only gotten back into doing meditation, but I am also now practicing yoga. I’ve been doing both for the past month and already the health benefits are very evident. So naturally, seeing the arrival of this album by Sayama entitled Yoga Meditations, I was elated. I would at last have some relevant music to work with during my moments of tranquility and peace.
Yoga Meditations is a superb album; the production quality alone is off the scale and pulls one very deeply into the moment with ease. The added use of natural sounds, especially the ocean, is sublime, and this works on many levels, especially with the balancing of the emotion. Track one, “Light of Dawning,” is beyond beautiful, much like the entire album, and it creates such marvelous imagery for the mind to wander within.
“Contemplating Prasada” flows like a mountain stream of ever-living abundance; there is no surprise that this album has been recorded to the OM-Tone or 136.10Hz. One can literally feel the emanation of pure calm flowing from this beautiful recording and this would indeed be a perfect track to play before a meditation, as one seeks to still the mind.
Each track on Yoga Meditations moves seamlessly and with the gentle open arms of Mother Nature. We now flow into “Bindu” and our meditative journey takes us to a land that is swept with such divine flute playing and such emotive work on cello that one cannot fail to be moved at this point. It is as if the divine itself is performing this wondrous sojourn into a realm filled with such magical music.
Now allow the very subtle sounds of the cicada’s and the warm waves of the ocean caress you into the piece “Holding a Peaceful Repose,” where the harmonic convergence of gong and piano create a lush, pleasant land to drift within.
“Eternal Mandela” is yet another opportunity to sample resonance in its supreme quality, and Sayama has manifested something so beautiful here.  The chimes of the temple bells greet our ears and the vocalizations are so ethereal, they create an instant moment of ambience as we move far deeper into our meditative journey.
Our penultimate place of musical bliss is called “Karuna.” Now we have reached that place where compassion is obtainable; the music created here is deeper and allows us to literally sit in the tones, as we would wish to sit in a happy and pleasant life. Through this very track, with the utterly masterful performance, one can feel a part of that very compassion and wholeness begin to flow through you. The cello in this piece is simply a stroke of genius and adds a real layer of emotion to the arrangement.
Our last place of repose is called “Greeting Ananda,” and at just under ten minutes in length, this final track is a truly harmonic, truly contemplative way to leave this release. The multi-instrumentation used on this is incredible; the use of the male vocalization and sitar brings us a composition of absolute quality and allows us to feel that very connection to the only real place of truth, the heart.
As a writer and music lover I adored this album, in fact I could sit and listen to it all day. Real Music has long been, and still is a trusted name in music, and with releases like Yoga Meditations, this label really is the only place to go for an album of such quality and depth that helps ones meditative and yoga practices.
Summing up, Yoga Meditations is more than just an album that will assist you in your meditative processes; it’s a release of superb quality that is guaranteed to bring peace, harmony, and balance to your busy lifestyle. Sayama’s careful and attentive approach here has to be admired and respected and as such, you have an album here, dear listener and reader, which will be a caring and loving companion on your journey towards inner peace.

Chris Spector

“OM” is regarded to be the first sound in the universe, and within this newest release from Sayama all the instruments here are tuned to that frequency. This is thought to be the wave length to which you need to tune your heart radio in order to “connect” with the Supreme Being. Those thoughts are too big for most of us to deal with, but since Sayama has made other healing arts records for Real Music, we’ll defer to one who can back-up their thoughts cogently and knowingly. However, where we’ll agree to disagree is that this claims to be yoga music, and we assert it to be modern opium den music for millennials. Maybe that says something about how we get our different kicks. Far from being your typical new age/meditation record, this killer recording is for when you are in the haze of a moment (with a head full of good stuff kicking in) that takes you well beyond when top 40 and mainstream fare will suffice. Simply wonderful for well needed trips beyond the ordinary.