Savasana: Corpse Pose...deep relaxation...Yoga Nidra. Inner Time is the timeless, spacious present of our deepest selves. Savasana is a doorway to the experience of this essential self-awareness. It is the underdream...it is our true home.
The Savasanas are beautiful, pacifying and calming, theme-oriented journeys with seductive wordless vocal textures and melodic layered depths.
"Savasanas I - IV" is the first entry in a series of works by Gabriele Morgan called "Inner Time Music". Inner Time Music" music allows the listener to drift into deep inner realms and disconnect from our usual physical focus which requires we keep up with the clocks on the wall, on our cellphones, on our computers, radios and televisions, and which instead invites us to recharge our beings in the spacious timeless dimensions within in which we all have our source. It is recommended for any activities where relaxation and letting go are primary goals.
The concept was inspired by a commission from master yoga teacher Annie Carpenter for music to accompany the final, deep relaxation section (the yoga posture or "asana" known as "Corpse Pose" or, in Sanskrit, "Savasana") of a DVD for participants in a UCLA study led by Annie. The only directions given were that there must be no pulse in the compositions, that they had to be two minutes long, and that several were needed for different sequences.
These original short pieces found their way into the hands of another well known and respected Los Angeles yoga teacher, Vinnie Marino (of Yoga Works in Santa Monica). Vinnie found the pieces totally captivating but suggested they be expanded to 10 minutes each to allow for a deeper experience in this transformational asana, and that 4 of them comprise a CD he could use in his class and in his personal practice.
Although they do not contain anything marking time, these works are not formless. They each have central themes which are stated, evolve and reprise as each track develops. They feature acoustic and electric guitar, piano, synthesizer, and Gabriele's sensual and emotional vocal textures.
The Savasanas are popular all over the world and speak a universal language understood by all souls of all ages. Dive in and see for yourself what others have found so appealing and healing in these soothingly sensuous seas of sound.
There are now 6 Savasanas in the Inner Time Music series, and more on the way.
released January 1, 2007
All compositions written by Gabriele Morgan
Produced and engineered by Gabriele Morgan
Gabriele Morgan – keyboards vocals and guitars
Gar Robertson – guitar on Savasanas II, III, and IV
Recorded at Jonah’s Ark Studios, Venice, California
Graphic Art: Gabriella Kjellker
Mentoring, Partnering, and Providing: Gar Robertson
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