The Yoga Sessions: Hang with Angels is Masood Ali Khan's second album, and the fifth release in the critically acclaimed The Yoga Sessions series from Yoga Organix and White Swan Records.
Eleven tracks of original compositions feature vocal performances from Suzanne Sterling, Visvambhar Sheth (Mayapuris), Kamaniya Devi (Premahara), Lisbeth Scott, Sheela Bringi (PremaSoul), Radha, Terra Gold and Monica Page. The world class cast of instrumentalists includes renowned flautist Steve Gorn, Go-Ray & Duke, Clinton Patterson (PremaSoul), Ray Ippolito (As Kindred Spirits) and global percussionist Marla Leigh.
Buoyed by master musicians from around the world, the recording is studded with ethereal, meditative and richly-colored soundscapes especially designed for savasana and also ideally suited for wellness applications such as meditation and bodywork, or as beautiful atmospheric music for a mellow evening.
Dr. Masood Ali Khan, Ph.D., was born from Indian parents and raised in London. A practitioner of yoga for 20 years and student of acupuncture, Masood was also head of the teaching faculty for Human and Universal Energy for Health and Wellness at the International University for Complementary Medicines in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Combining the power of the Heart and Mind's healing potential for humanity, Masood's Hang (pron. "hung") becomes a medium, transferring positive intentions within the sound vibrations of the recordings. The listener senses this and feelings of love, creativity, passion and compassion come alive within them.
A live performer for several elite Los Angeles-area yoga teachers (such as Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Peter Sterios, Terra Gold and Ashley Turner), Masood has spread his music internationally beyond the USA to Europe, Asia, Australia and even the clubs of Ibiza, adding to countless playlists for yoga classes and daily listening. He has performed at Esalen Institute, Kripalu Center and BhaktiFest among other high-visibility venues and events.
Performing alongside some of the stars of Bhakti music (including gigs with Dave Stringer, Girish, MC Yogi, Govindas & Radha and Susanne Sterling, Masood is bringing his unique sound and performance to the rapidly growing yoga 'Bhakti' music movement.
"This sublime offering brings the sacred sounds of Masood's divine hang with an amazing collection of Kirtan artists to create a stream of transporting melodic beauty that is an great gift for the flow of yoga, love and life."
"This music is rapturous—ethereally haunting and mystically uplifting—as hanging with angels tends to be…"
"Beautiful, soulful music from Moose and his angelic friends...
Listen and ascend!" -Jai Uttal
Tracks from, "The Yoga Sessions: Masood Ali Khan"
"The Yoga Sessions: Masood Ali Khan" has received a rave pre-release review in LA Yoga Magazine, a listing in Yoga Journal's Oct '09 top 10 celebrity playlist, review from Daily OM, and feature plays on LA Radio KPFK's "Cosmic Barrio", as well as critical acclaim throughout the Yoga community and blogs.
"Masood plays the Hang like a healing stream of rhythmic magic, that is extraordinary for Yoga and Living in the Flow"
"Takes you deep into the depths of the soul. Exudes plenty of Healing Energy" –LA YOGA
"Use this CD for creating sacred space" –SAUL DAVID RAYE
"This CD is truly celestial. The sounds are remarkably calming yet powerfully uplifting at the same time. Perfect for yoga or just chilin'." -GOVINDAS & RADHA.