The folks at Real Music offer yet another excellent compilation CD. While the selections are never too rapid for bodywork, they are also never too slow or monotoned for yoga. This CD offers a soothing variety of music to which stretching exercises of any kind or quiet meditation are a natural companion. Artists include Peter Sterling, Gandalf and Paul Machlis and it includes pianist Kevin Kern and harpist Hilary Stagg. Although each artist is distinctive, each of the thirteen tracks flow smoothly into the next, but each also has its own distinctive sound. The first track, “Embrace” by Govi, is a lovely beginning with smooth guitar strains and soft jazz appeal. One of my favorite pieces is from pianist Paul Machlis’ CD Greenwoods: Upon a Celtic Path. “At theWooden Bridge” blends Machlis‘ piano with the traditional Irish Uilleann pipes. Sacred River by Gandalf is one I’ve heard in more than one spa, and it is beautiful! The relaxing but upbeat nature of this CD makes it really excellent for massage therapy!