Before we had artists like Snatam, Mirabai Cieba, GuruGanesha, Jai-Jadgeesh, Gurunam; there was Mata Mandir, Livtar, Singh Kaur and Gurudass. The new music is amazing and constantly evolving, but it is still great to play some of the traditional music as well. The old school Kundalini Yoga music ranges anywhere from traditional Indian to folksy anthem music. So whether you are feeling nostalgic or want to coordinate your music along with what is suggested in the manuals, here are 11 Collections of music that Yogi Bhajan often played during yoga classes:

Mata Mandir Singh

Mata Mandir has been called the “James Taylor” of Kundalini yoga music. His wonderful soothing mantras can be found in the following kriyas:

Gobinde Mukande (“Ashtang Agni Kriya” from Master’s Touch); The Yogi (“To Brighten your Radiance” from Master’s Touch); 5 Religion Chant aka Jehovah or Hallelujah (“Meditation on the Different Names of God” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2); and Rhythms of Gatka (“Balance the Mind I” from Mastering the Self Vol 1).

Yoga of Sound - Overcoming Fear

Furmaan Khalsa by Mata Mandir Singh

Meditation Series Vol. 2

Rhythms of Gatka

 

Singh Kaur

Singh Kaur was perhaps the Snatam Kaur of the past generation. Much of her music is still played during yoga classes across the world. Her beautiful angelic voice is a timeless a classic. Singh Kaur’s music can be found in the following kriyas:

Rakhe Rakhanhar (“Achieve an Experience of God” from Reaching Me in Me); Guru Ram Das (“Self Hypnois to Become Intuitive” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2); Beloved God (“Solving Communication Problems” from Reaching Me in Me); and Sat Nam Wahe Guru Ji (“Meditation into Thoughtlessness” from Mastering the Self Vol 1)

Crimson Collection Vol. 1 and 2

Crimson Collection Volume 3

Peace Lagoon

Rakhe Rakhan Har

Gurudass Singh

Gurudass Singh is one of the original singer/ songwriters in Kundalini Yoga. Yogi Bhajan played Gurudass’ songs often in classes and during White Tantric course. His original lyrics can be found in the following kriyas:

Flowers in the Rain (“House Cleaning II” & “House Cleaning IV” from Rebirthing) and Walking up the Mountain (“House Cleaning II” & “House Cleaning IV” from Rebirthing).

Additionally, Yogi Bhajan played the following Gurudass songs: Chanting Sat Nam, Never Again, Miracle of Guru Ram Das (Summer Solstice White Tantra 2011) and Freedom.

Flowers In The Rain

Train To Amritsar

 

Healing Sounds of the Ancients

This collection has more of the traditional sounding Indian music that Yogi Bhajan played: Chatr Chatr Vartee by Kulwant Singh (“Chakkar Chalunee” Kriya from Self Experience) and Ardas Bhaee by the Anahata Choir (“Kriya to Experience Your Own Strength” from Self Knowledge)

Healing Sounds of the Ancients Vol. 3

Healing Sounds of the Ancients Vol. 1

 

Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa

Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa’s songs were possibly the most often music played during Yogi Bhajan’s yoga class and White Tantric courses. All of the music she recorded was under his specific instruction. Here are a few of the kriyas her music was in:

Prosperity Hymn aka “Reality, Prosperity and Ecstacy” (“Lotus Prayer for Prosperity & Projection Unto Infinity” from Master’s Touch); Sat Siri Siri Akal aka “Aquarian March” (“Meditation for Invincible Spirit” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2); Ang Sang Wahe Guru (“Experincing the Jupiter Energy” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2); Ong Namo (“Meditation to Bless Yourself from Mastering the Self Vol 1); Humee Hum (“Meditation for the Fifth Chakra” from Physical Wisdom); Every Heartbeat (“Balance the Group Energy” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2); Bountiful Beautiful and Blissful (“Throw off Stress & Uncover Your Strength” from Self Knowledge); Say Saraswati (“Boundless Strength” from Mastering the Self Vol 1) and Peace and Tranquility (“Raising the Elements” from Mastering the Self Vol 1)

Meditations for the Aquarian Age

Bountiful Blissful and Say Saraswati

Humee Hum and Peace and Tranquility

Every Heartbeat and God Is Within Me

Guru Raj Kaur

Guru Raj Kaur chants in a classical Indian Raag. Her track, Narayan Shabad can be found in: “Housecleaning IV” from Rebirthing Manual and “Meditation on the Arcline” from Master’s Touch.

The Narayan Shabd

Gyan Ji

Gyan Ji is another classical chant artist. His song Wahe Guru Wahe Jio which is also referred to as the “Paris Tape” by Yogi Bhajan, can be found in: “Meditation for Blessing” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2 and “Mental Outer Projection” from The Mind.

Morning Sadhana

Sangeet Kaur

Sangeet Kaur is an opera singer with a heavenly voice. Yogi Bhajan often played her version of Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru which can be found in the kriya, “Healing the Stomach” from Self Knowledge. Yogi Bhajan also recommended Sangeet Kaur’s album, Raga Sadhana in the Sadhana Guidelines manual.

Naad

Raga Sadhana

 

Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur’s music is often heard during White Tantric courses. The Tantric Har can be found in “Meditation for Intuitive and Applied Consciousness” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2.

Tantric Har and Har Haray Haree Wahe Guru

Guru Shabad

Guru Shabad is a classic Kundalini Yoga music artist that is still recording. His sound is very heart warming and soothing. Here are a few examples of his music that Yogi Bhajan played in classes: Pavan Pavan (“Meditation to Enrich the Mind” from The Mind); Ajai Alai (“Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body” from Mastering the Self Vol 1); and Sa Re Sa Sa (“Antar Naad Meditation” from Serving the Infinite Vol 2).

Sa Re Sa Sa

Pavan Pavan

Ajai Alai

Hari Bhajan

Last but not least is Hari Bhajan, whose beautiful On this Day (aka “the Birthday Song”) was played on Birthdays by Yogi Bhajan.

On This Day

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