'OPEN HAND'... A MYSTICAL PATH TO PEACE This rhythmic mix of Sanskrit mantras and sacred prayers brings forth healing, empowerment and protection, and the removal of obstacles, so that we may accomplish our dreams. These melodic chants and powerful sound combinations are acompanied by a moving, contemporary blend of keyboards, percussion and flute. Elira and Hari's passion for the Divine is joined with several young yoga devotees, who sing along with all of their hearts. 'Elira's voice is the most beautiful thing ever I heard - like God...' -Bhagavan Das, renowned author of 'It's Here Now: Are You?' and recording Kirtan artist of 'NOW.' -'Listening to 'Open Hand' is inspiring and uplifting. It reflects Elira's devotion and love for God. The world is starving for music like this that will purify and elevate the humanity.' - Yogi Hari, world renowned Hatha & Nada Yoga Master 'Elira and Hari's wonderful blend of devoted music touches my mind, body and spirit to the core of my essence.' - Corban Discher, Yoga Instructor 'The Divine Mother's nurturing essence illuminates each song with the pure angelic tones of Elira's voice. Highly recommended for relaxation, meditation, and spiritual upliftment.' - Phil Jones (Shiv Ganesh), initiate of Ambikananda, touted by Yoga Journal as 'Didgeridoo Medicine Man' and affiliated with Dr. Deepak Chopra's Center for Well Being. About the artists: Yogini Eliraji Ben-Avari has been a Hatha and Nada (sound) yoga practitioner for more than a decade. A graduate of the Sivananda Ashram's advanced teacher's training program, Eliraji is the co-founder and prior co-director of Yoga Central in Mount Dora, Florida, the first yoga center in Lake County. Elira and the staff of Yoga Central are involved in a number of outreach projects, including teaching yoga to a group of home schooled youngsters, who you will hear backing Elira's vocals on 'Open Hand.' Terry 'Hari' Harr has been a compser and music arranger for Warner Brothers Music for more than 20 years. He has written music textbooks used in many schools across the country and is also involved in music education, with a specialty in teaching the history of American music to youngsters. Hari owns and operates Terrific Music Studios in Eustis, FL. Eliraji and Hari are dedicated to bringing upliftment, joy and peacefulmindedness to the planet, through the use of sound, mantras and interactive Nada yoga events. One of their dreams is to have stadiums of people holding hands and chanting the sacred names of God. Instead of attending a concert and hearing someone else, everyone can unite all of their voices and leave feeling empowered. This CD has the power to transform the world one individual at a time. Buy it now!