Includes an instruction manual.
Personnel: Deepak Chopra M.D. (spoken vocals); Adam Plack (vocals, didjeridu, keyboards, bass guitar, percussion, sampler); Tonia Plack (flute); Barry Heimowitz (nylon-string guitar).
Audio Mixer: Fran Cathcart.
Liner Note Authors: Deepak Chopra M.D.; David Simon.
Photographer: Albert Watson .
Arranger: Adam Plack.
This very nicely designed two-disc package combines soothing, atmospheric music with a guided, spoken-word meditation to increase awareness and align the listener's chakras, or energy centers that reside up and down the spine. The first disc, intended for massage, yoga, or quiet meditation, is music only, by producer Adam Plack. The music here combines textured ambient music, environmental sounds, and brief melodic passages inspired by jazz, pop, and world music. The second disc features Deepak Chopra speaking about the seven chakras: the body's energy centers that enable emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Chopra's talk is lucid and informative: he explains how our chakras regulate our life force, and how this force--when properly attended to--manifests itself in health and happiness. The music accompanying Chopra's meditation contains specific Sanskrit tones designed to cleanse the chakras, and clear the body-mind passageways for the free flow of energy. The lavishly illustrated and detailed booklet included in the set lays out the chakra purposes for further study. This fine package not only illustrates ancient Vedic and Tantric principles, but it offers practical, easy-to-understand alternatives for personal healing, inspiration, and transformation.