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El-Hadra
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Normally, for music during bodywork sessions I steer well away from insistent rhythm, as it has the effect of dictating the pace of a massage, which may be completely inappropriate - for example, the practitioner may need to use stillness and very slow movements, or be working with percussive techniques, and the music is doing something different.

El Hadra has a marked, tabla rhythm, over which zither, keyboards and synths weave. But the tabla is keeping an even, natural heartbeat and also hooks the breath into depth and slowness. The use of a continuous, shimmering drone, and the very subtle circling movement of slow musical phrases is beautifully stilling and reflective.

I don't use music in meditation practice, but there are some musics which could certainly pull the listener into a more meditative space. This is one such, and will be a powerful addition to my library of CDs used in massage sessions. Played at almost subliminal volume it will pull both practitioner and client into the reflective stillness where the body can begin to hear itself, the superficial and busy chatter of the mind rested on the breath, rather than lost or drowned out by the chatter.
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on 15 January 2012
This has fully met expectations - it's a single track so no messing about with the CD player - just hit play. Very resonant and deep - the rhythm is almost hypnotic. A truly superb track to listen to through headphones and escape from hectic life.
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on 8 April 2013
A magical selection of music - ideal for relaxation especially at bed time.
Recommended by my GP to assist with my insomnia.
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on 20 December 2013
very pleased with this cd it is ideal for meditation or just to relax to which would be a benifit by reducing stress
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2011
I bought this album with an interest in chilled arabic music. This album is so minimal that it is almost ambient. But as such, I love it. It is the most chilled album I have that is not too new agey. The subtlities and restraint really mark it out as a great album in a field were so many don't quite get it right
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2011
This is one of the most inspiring and deep sensual trance inducing I have ever used. It is ideal for meditation, massage and profound relaxation. Listening to this CD is a healing experience by itself.
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on 4 January 2015
Great!!!
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 September 2009
I received 2 copies of the CD and neither work in my stereo system (nor home stereo nor car stereo). I am unsure if these are bad copies or what???
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