Rama Jyoti Vernon began her interest in metaphysics and mysticism as a child, with parents who were pioneers in holistic health. Ultimately, she became one of America's first Yoga teachers, and was instrumental in bringing many great teachers from India to the U.S., co-founding the Yoga Journal and developing organizations such as Unity in Yoga, to unite all lineages of Yoga. As a housewife, mother and Yoga teacher, Rama applied Yoga philosophy in a whole new arena, international peacemaking. During the 1980s she made dozens of trips to the U.S.S.R, and founded the Center for International Dialogue, based on the idea that people can join together to initiate solutions for political, economic, ecological, humanitarian and cultural conflicts. River of Sound: Sanskrit Chants for Awakening and Balancing the Chakras Recorded live in Tucson, Arizona with a group of Rama's students, this CD is complete in its instruction, practice, and study application. Introduction to Sound: These sounds are designed to be made as if you are a musical instrument. Through these sounds we create a vibrational attunement to the Universal. This can be practiced anytime, anyplace, preferably in a quiet space. It is not advisable to drive while listening to this CD.