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Some of you have expressed interest in learning the mantras we sing in class. Here are some songs you can plug into iTunes:

by Deva Premal:

Gayatri Mantra (The Essence)
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya (Embrace)
Om Purnam I (Dakshina)
Om Asatoma (The Essence)

by Wah!:

Closing (Lokaha) (from Savasana)

by Shantala:

Purnamada (from The Love Window)

Books on Yoga and/or Philosophy:

The Tree of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Judith Lasiter - Mother of restorative yoga. We love her.

Writings for Meditation and Buddhist practice:

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self - by Steven Cope
A Path With Heart - by Jack Kornfield
When Things Fall Apart - by Pema Chödrön
Who Dies - by Stephen Levine
The Tao of Pooh- by Benjamin Hoff

Poetry and Inspiration:

The Leaf and the Cloud by Mary Oliver
The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks
House of Belonging by David Whyte
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


Alright, maybe I watch too many movies. Or maybe not.
In the time to come I'll be adding as I remember those
that opened my heart, brought me into contemplation
- or just cracked me up!

- SV

A Beautiful Mind
A Love Song for Bobby Long
About Schmidt
Almost Famous
American Beauty
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
As Good as it Gets

Babette's Feast
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Bend it Like Beckham
Benny & Joon
Beyond the Sea
Big Night
Blow Dry
The Blues - a Musical Journey
Breaking Away
The Breakfast Club
Born Into Brothels
Boys Don't Cry
The Butterfly

Calendar Girls
Cast Away
Chasing Amy
Children of Heaven
The Cider House Rules
Coach Carter
Cold Mountain
The Color Purple
The Constant Gardener
The Color of Paradise
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Dances with Wolves
Daughter from Danang
Dear Frankie
Dead Poets Society
Daughter from Danang
Dirty Dancing
Dr. Strangelove
Driving Miss Daisy

Edward Scissorhands
The Elephant Man
Erin Brockovich
Enron: The Smartest Guys in  the Room

The Fabulous Baker Boys
The Fall (2008)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Finding Neverland
The Fisher King
Free Spirits
Fried Green Tomatoes
The Full Monty
Forrest Gump
Finding Neverland

Genghis Blues
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Will Hunting
The Green Mile
Ground Hog Day
Happy Accidents
Harold and Maude
Hotel Rwanda
House of Sand and Fog

I'm Not Scared
In America
In My Country
In the Bedroom
Into the Arms of Strangers:
Stories of the Kindertransport
Jersey Girl

Keeping the Faith
The Kid
Ken Burns' America: Brooklyn Bridge
Ken Burns' America: The Shakers
Ken Burns' America: The Civil War

The Last Waltz
Lean on Me
The Legond of Bagger Vance
Life is Beautiful
Like Water for Chocolate
Lillies of the Field (1963)
Little Big Man
Little Man Tate
Little Voice
Lone Star
Love Song for Bobby Long

Ma Vie En Rose
Mad Hot Ballroom
The Magdalene Sisters
Malcolm X
The Man Without a Face
Maria Full of Grace
Me, Myself & Irene
Men of Honor
Midnight Cowboy
Million Dollar Baby
Monsieur Ibrahim
Monster's Ball
The Motorcycle Diaries
Much Ado About Nothing
My Cousin Vinny
My Life Without Me
Mystic Pizza
Mystic River
Napolian Dynamite
The Negotiator
New Orleans (1947)
Nowhere in Africa

Ocean's Eleven
Oh Brother! Where Art Thou?
Off the Map
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Other Sister

Pale Male
Paper Clips
Pappilion (1973)
Pay it Forward
Pearl Harbor
The Pianist
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Professional
Power of One

Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rain Man
Raising Arizona
Return to Paradise
Riding in Cars With Boys
Run Lola Run

Saving Grace
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
The Score
The Sea Inside
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Secret of Roan Inish
Secondhand Lions
The Shipping News
Shawshank Redemption
Shirley Valentine
Simon Birch
Six Feet Under (5 year series)
The Sixth Sense
Sling Blade
Smoke Signals
Small Change (1976)
Sophie's Choice
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring
The Squid and the Whale
The Station Agent
The Story of the Weeping Camel
The Straight Story
Strictly Ballroom
Supersize Me

Taxi Driver
Tea with Mussolini
Truly, Madly, Deeply
The Triplets of Belleville
The Truman Show
To Be and To Have - Etre et Avoir
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Torch Song Trilogy
Touching the Void
Trading Places
Tucker: The Man and His Dreams

Unstrung Heroes
The Usual Suspects

Vera Drake
The Village
Waiting for Guffman
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Whale Rider
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Wide Awake
Wonder Boys
What Dreams May Come
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

InSpirit Common on Main Street in Northampton carries a great selection of music for Yoga practice, as well as many other useful tools.


by Chinmaya Dunster Fragrance of the East (and others)
Structures from Silence by Steve Roach ~ the ultimate in quiet
Robert Gas -On Wings of Song  
The Crimson Collection by Singh Kaur and Kim Robertson
Deva Premal you've heard her in class - you love her
Krishna Das sanskrit chanting made popular
Wah Music I love this site; this sound
Krishna Chanting that says it
New Age Music - miles of music
Dead Can Dance - hauntingly beautiful world music
Sheila Chandra -meditative, upbeat, world music. Amazing Grace.
Jai Uttal - world music, very eclectic, very sacred,upbeat.
Rasa - melodeous, sacred, heavily floavored with an eastern style. -
subscription downloads for independently produced music - including world music
Ayoub Ogada... En Mana Kuoyo is the album you've been hearing in class
Manish Vyas
Alexi Murdoch - he's a folky kind of singer but I think you'll like practicing to him.

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