Yoga is more than just a meditative way of movement to achieve masterful flexibility. Nada Yoga (also known as Shabda Yoga) uses sound and vibration for healing and religious fulfillment. Russill Paul, who studied chanting practices in India for many years, shares eight powerful Vedic mantras on this album, including the chant for the universal sound: "Aum." Paul's sensitive yet luscious instrumental arrangements include Indian instruments, percussion, and a dab of synthesizer; realistic nature sounds and exquisite mixing create the ambience of a sacred temple. Paul's overdubbed voice gives the impression of an intimate chanting session, almost like having a private instructor. The music sounds glorious just for listening, and complete instructions and words are provided for those who want to chant along.