This is Ananda's first solo studio album. It was mixed and mastered by renowned audio engineer Ben Leinbach. To find the album on other streaming platforms, click here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/anandayogiji/flower-of-life
It is a collection of perhaps his most well loved songs that mix English devotional poetry and mantras. This album is great yoga, road trips, dancing, singing to and so much more. It will uplift, heal, inspire and invoke a profound state of connectedness to life, Spirit and Love.
It's also loaded with amazing singers and musicians you may know. Artists such as Prem and Jethro of Sacred Earth, Govind Das and Radha, Sukh Dev and Akahdahmah of Aykanna, Masood Ali Khan, Kevin James, Michael Stillwater, and Annmarie Soul. His long time musical partner Jaya Lakshmi is also singing on many of the tracks as well.
He also felt inspired to record some of his dear friends and inspirations in the Yoga teaching world. They have been such a huge support to him and it was so fun to get them to sing on this album. For some, it was their first time ever singing and being recorded on an album! Teachers such as Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen and Sianna Sherman for their first studio recordings as well as Saul David Raye and Janet Stone. So much fun!
In addition this album is supported by some highly talented musicians such as Ben Leinbach on drums, Shaun Ferguson who helped arrange the drums, Meghan Engel on violin and viola, Richard Cole on bass, Terre Lee on violin for the track Shivoham, Brent Keuker on bass for the track Breathe, and Ankush Vimawala on tabla.
Recorded and arranged by Ananda Yogiji
Mixed and Mastered by Ben Leinbach
Album Cover photo by Molly McLaughlin
Album Design by Jaya Lakshmi
"I listened to Flower of Life every day for a whole week after my best friend and furry companion Jessie passed away early in 2019. I felt like I was drowning in sorrow and grief, but when I listened to Ananda's songs, my pain was transformed into a deep initiation of the heart. The songs Calling Us Home and Seasons of Change filled me with wonder, hope and gratitude for this beautiful journey called life. The whole album helped me navigate the death of my friend in a profound and almost shamanistic awakening." Gigi Love, National Parks Trails and Rails Troubadour and Songwriter
"The Flower of Life' is a lush, melodic, heart-filled masterpiece with the finest acoustic musicianship in this era. The songs inspire hope and compassion when we need it most. It's my new favorite 2018 recording" - Mike Meyer, KRVM-fm and concert producer. Best DJ award 2001 Eugene, OR
"I am completely BLOWN AWAY. I knew Ananda's album would be wonderful, I had no idea how much he would create his own signature sound. I love it! There are so many layers to every track and his energy totally shines through. Thank you for this gift! " Dawn Cartwright- Creatress of Chandra Bindu Tantra Institute
Please note that the money used to purchase this album will go directly to us, the artists. Please support us directly by purchasing through our website.
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda.