Here at the Jewish Yoga Network we love to hear about the creation of new resources that will help people in their Yogish-Jewish journey. This guest post is written by Shira Taylor Gura, with news of her exciting new album!

Shira Taylor Gura writes:

In today’s busy world, many people are hungering for spirituality. When we need the space to relax and quiet our minds, we turn to practices like yoga, meditation and prayer.

Nearly all of the music I have played while teaching yoga over the past 20 years has been in Sanskrit, a language from India, a language I don’t speak. While Sanskrit is a beautiful language, I’ve always wanted to teach my classes using gentle Hebrew music, but I have never been able to find what I was looking for.

I decided to create the album, Day and Night, to provide a unique and powerful opportunity for any person seeking more spirituality, connection, and meaning in his or her life.

Inspired from the East and produced in Israel, Day and Night is presented in a warm, gentle and inviting style. Depending on your mood or the time of day, you can choose to listen to the “Morning”, “Noon”, or “Evening” track and immediately feel the words touch your heart and enter your soul.

Each track is comprised of three Hebrew mantras that are based on the three central sections of the Amidah, the core of every Jewish prayer service. These include: Modeh/Modah Ani (for Gratitude), Halleluyah (for Praise), and Ahna (for Request) providing a meaningful approach to converse with God as well as a satisfying and enriching sense of completeness in voicing your personal prayer. The mantras are simple – making the music accessible even to those people who are less familiar with the Hebrew language.

The response to this album has been remarkable. Jewish people across the denominational spectrum, including rabbis, teachers, camp directors, yogis, parents, and more are supporting the creation of this album and exclaiming they have been waiting for something like this for a long time.

To learn more or to order your album today, please visit:

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