BLACK YO)))GA Is The Ambient Drone Yoga Music You Need In Your Life
Kimee Massie is my new favorite yoga instructor. Her and her husband Scott Massie enlisted the help of bands like Storm King, Vulture, Deathcrawl, Complete Failure and much more to come up with the Black Yo)))ga CD/DVD combination.
According to a press release, the album and instructional DVD is vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. It incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It's a traditional yoga class in practice, however darker than what you may typically associate with the practice in the Western world.
The press release also states that this recording, titled Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1, incorporates soundscapes tailored to create a heavy meditative space in order to spread the benefits of yoga to people within their own art and music communities: people who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc.; those who may not feel they fit into typical yoga classes; the people who, in all rights, may most need the balance and release of yoga to return to and lead rich, fulfilling lives.
Here's a trailer!
Even though I'm entirely too out of shape to do yoga (maybe this is my gateway!), I'm probably gonna pick this up because the music sounds like it would be nice to listen to.