Archive for March, 2011
“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.” -Krishna DasTuesday, March 15th, 2011
“The inner music always inspires us to do something good for humanity. Our inner music is a form of prayer and meditation.” -Sri ChinmoyTuesday, March 8th, 2011
Kirtan artist and singer/songwriter David Newman (Durga Das) – a true Yoga Revolutionary, recently pulled together the Kirtan community to inspire strength and support environmental causes. His Stay Strong Project is a kind of ‘We are the World’ concept for the chant and yoga community initiated by a song called Stay Strong written by David.
Stay Strong is a song and video featuring prominent chant and yoga luminaries who have come together to unite their hearts and voices for a worthy environmental cause. 100% of the proceeds go to Global Green USA, supporting efforts for the Gulf Coast recovery and other environmental and humanitarian concerns, including: green building, climate solutions, security and sustainability and clean water projects.
Participants, many of whom are featured on Yoga Revolution, include: David Newman, Mira, Krishna Das, Wah, Jai Uttal, Sharon Gannon, Snatam Kaur, Seane Corn, Donna De Lory, Sean Johnson, Gaura Vani, Dave Stringer, Girish, Shantala, Shyam Das, Govindas and Radha, Suzanne Sterling, Kirtan Rabbi, C.C. White, Saul David Raye, Bob Wisdom, Yvette, Prema Hara, Brenda McMorrow, Gina Sala, Zat Baraka, Terra Gold, Radhanath Swami, and more.
It is great seeing the community continue to use music and yoga to support greater social causes and inspire hope beyond the yoga community itself.