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The four songs on this album were actually created over a period of about seven years as birthday presents for my beloved wife, Nubia Teixeira, to use in her home yoga practice as well as in her many classes. There was never an intention to turn them into a ‘public’ album release. Although Nubia hears me play and sing all the time at home, these were her ‘exclusive’ Jai tracks to use for teaching and just for relaxing. So many students asked her, “What is that music? Where can we get it?”, and Nubia would smile and say the songs were just for her!!
Well, welcome Corona, a time when the global anxiety is in the red zone. Even the calmest people are nervous, and those of us with higher anxiety levels during ‘normal’ times are shaking and trembling!
About three weeks ago, Nubia said to me, “It’s time to share Gauri’s Lullaby! The world needs these healing sounds.” I was, at first, surprised, and a bit resistant, feeling that this is so different from all of my other album releases. (The four songs are instrumental guitar meditations.) However, after thinking about it for a little while, I agreed with her. This isn’t a moment to be concerned with ‘branding’ or ‘image’. Rather, it’s a time to share love and stay close in our hearts while we stay ‘sheltered’ in our homes.
Gauri is Sanskrit and means ‘shining and brilliant’, and it is one of the names of the eternal beloved of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Transformation and Protection. It’s also the name that our Indian Mother, Sri Siddhi Ma, gave to Nubia about ten years ago. Nubia only uses this name in her most private internal conversations/meditations with Ma. And so, these songs are dedicated my beloved Nubia, who is always connected to Spirit, and always sharing that connection with others.
I’m a very lucky guy!
I hope these healing sounds can bring solace and ease to all.
Love and gratitude,
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