Koloff, Janet – “Yoga: Exercise In Living” – [Capitol Records]
Two side longs of yoga instruction from 1970 with illustrative booklet. Dry vocals leading the listener through poses and quasi-meditations with midwestern accented sanskrit. (Makes me wonder how my California accented sanskrit sounds.) Janet is from Chicago, is a singer, and taught yoga in Mill Valley for years.
Refreshing to hear a teacher say that “perfection in postures” isn’t important in old school yoga. Side 1 and 3 are on one disc and 2 and 4 are on the other. Gems: “Peace is your birthright” and chanting of om nama shivaya which means “I honor your/my/the inner light.”
— Billie Joe Tolliver