Stuart Rice

"Education Executive, Yoga Adventurer, Music Junkie"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (10 of 10)
Location: Tempe, AZ


Top Reviewer Ranking: 494,847 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 10
Yoga Journal Presents - Journe ~ M Path
As their most recent product offering, Yoga Journal, in collaboration with M Path, have shared this exquisite CD of music. Designed for the Yoga Journal Step-by-Step series, this music has a life of its own, separate from the videos. It segues beautifully, one track to the next, creating an elegant sonic ambience for an asana practice.
The opening track, Om Kar, sets the tone. Atmospheric drones, sitar strums, and violin swirl together, just as an asana practice begins with the breath. The music becomes more textured, with a deep bass note added, and then it begins to slide forward, like the movements of the spine in Surya Namaskar, with caressing drum beats. The undulating pulse… Read more
Grit ~ Martyn Bennett
Grit ~ Martyn Bennett
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
While they share the same label, Martyn Bennett is not of the Afro-Celt line of combining Celtic music with Africa Beats and Electronica bass lines and texture. No - Martyn Bennett is a man apart and, indeed, a man above the vast majority of artists out there working in the Folk genre and in Electronica. This isn't your grand-dahs Folk, nor is it your sub-par Electronica that often gets passed off in Fusion recordings. This is the real deal -- the heart and soul of both genres brought together into amazing bloom.
From the first track, it is clear that Martyn Bennett means business. As the wailing voice of a woman enunciates over an insistent guitar loop, Bennetts builds his sonic… Read more
Drops of Nectar by Shiva Rea
Drops of Nectar by Shiva Rea
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Shiva Rea, consummate Yogini and creator of several audio CD and video products, provides one of the most essential relaxation CDs for any collection. Versed in several styles of yoga, Shiva Rea brings to bear her formidable experience, sensitivity, and soothing interlocking of words and music on Drop of Nectar. This is an essential CD of Shiva's, and for anyone who is overstressed, distracted, and in need of sweet release.
The 2 CD set consists of a set of practices that encourage relaxation and healing; this CD focuses on the Lunar side of Hatha (Sun/Moon) Yoga. Fortunately, neither a background in yoga nor a desire to start a consistent practice is necessary to enjoy the… Read more