RZA: Guided Explorations

Rapper/producer RZA’s Guided Explorations consists of five episodes of meditations for creatives (along with an introduction). While the release of a guided meditation album may surprise some, the Wu-Tang founding member is dedicated to his Shaolin practice and meditation, and has explored spirituality through religion and philosophy (be it Taoism, Christianity, Confucianism or Buddhism). These meditations trace his own stories—from feeling isolated in Staten Island …

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Westlin’ Winds

From the forthcoming album Navarasa : Nine Emotions, out 24 January 2020, the track “Westlin’ Winds” again unites Scottish folk guitarist James Yorkston, English jazz double-bassist Jon Thorne, and Indian sarangi-player Suhail Yusuf Khan. Almost 10 minutes in length, the song weaves together captivating string instrumentation with empowered vocals in Purbi (a dialect of old Hindi) that at-times call upon the work of beloved poet …

The Muse 2 is an On-Demand Meditation Headband

Providing feedback, guidance and a break from stress

For most of us, finding the time or the patience to meditate is the hardest part. It’s oftentimes almost impossible—with everything going on around us—to find inner quiet and in turn, a deep mind/body connection. But, the new Muse 2 is a comfortable, wearable guide that will ease you into the practice and work you through it (and give you real-time feedback after each session). …