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The Essence of Being
7 tracks, 57 min.
Published worldwide by Manish Vyas ©  and  ℗ 2003

Sattva, bestseller mantra album Shivoham

Hypnotic atmospheres and Indian instrumentation co-mingle on Sattva, Manish Vyas' bestseller, an album of illuminating music of divine love from Manish Vyas. In Sattva, subtle electronic beats mix with the earthy sound of the tabla, synthesizer ambience creeps around in the backdrop and instruments like the bamboo Flute, Sitar, Santoor, strings and keyboards comprise the exotic harmonies. Sattva is Indian music with a dynamic contemporary finish - it's smooth, fluid and meditative. Sattva is equally suitable for yoga or simply relaxing with your thoughts. Invited artists by Manish Vyas include Prem Joshua, Tanmayo and Bikram Singh.

Manish Vyas has Indian music in his blood from his family's early influence. Sattva is the perfect album to meditate, chant or simply relax with. Sattva invokes the silent, serene space that awaits beyond our mind.

'This CD provides an enticing balance of chant, world music, and soothing trance sounds.  Subtly hypnotic, the flowing rhythms of this music are perfectly placed to draw the listener in further with each ensuing track."

customer reviews


I play your CD "sattva" over and over again! it puts me in a meditative trance instantly. your voice is rich, sultry and magnetic - i love the middle-eastern talents which your voice so effortlessly produces. -- margaret, kundalini yoga instructor, boston, USA

It happened that while browsing,  ​i came across your music, i must say its just wonderful. i loved the album 'SATTVA'. i loved the song 'SHIVOHAM' , i have no words to describe it . your music is really soothing and different, brings peace to both mind and body.

-- arnesh rai, INDIA

​I had this CD for a few years now, and only now i write this review... because it is still part of the music i listen to and fills my space with newer loving sensations each time. this music has been with me in a concert, in the house while doing yoga or meditating, around the kids who also love it, in the ipod while walking through the snow or by the seashore, during sunrise... it has always joined the spirit of the moment... silently, accompanying whatever was happening. very, very balancing and beautiful... you can never be disappointed, no matter what is your particular style. -- vanesa, argentina

I am surgeon based in mumbai....i love your music to the extent that it has inspired me to learn music. i'd love to learn from you of course,. you are an inspiration. -- pavan shivnani, mumbai, INDIA.​​

Amazing, it takes me deeper and deeper, pure Bhakti, thank you -- monika, germany

This brings peace so quickly when my mind is troubled. Gratitude -- teena, UK

I listened 1000 of times “tumi bhaja re mana” -- majur, India

editorial reviews

A prolific contribution to the yoga music world


On this debut CD, Indian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Manish Vyas reveals a mature, fully realized approach to the challenges of sustaining spiritual and musical integrity while fusing traditional and modern sensibilities. Vyas and his many collaborators (including Prem Joshua and producer Raj Rishi) judiciously apply electronica effects and synthesizer atmospherics to sutras, mantras and original chants, yielding gorgeously embellished melodies and gently loping rhythms that soothe frayed nerves and elevate the spirit.


Having studied classical tabla with the late master Ustad Alla Rakha, Vyas moved on to the hundred-string hammered dulcimer-like santoor and, eventually, harmonium, piano and electric keyboard. He brings all those instruments to bear in seven pieces lushly textured with bamboo flute, strings, sitar, bass, drums, percussion, and male and female vocals.


The performances range from intricately arranged renditions of sutras and chants to Vyas' breathtakingly simple vocal-and-keyboard improvisation "Karuna." suitable for accompanying all kinds of contemplative practices, Sattva is pleasure as pure listening.


As more artists begin to create music faithfully based on ancient sacred texts and musical traditions while incorporating contemporary instrumental and technological innovations, a new genre is emerging--call it "devotional pop."

and if it endures, we may come to regard manish vyas as one of its most convincing avatars.


-- Derk Richardson, Yoga Journal, January/February 2004




“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.” – Osho

Ishq by Manish Vyas in the album Sattva

"Manish, you have beautifully explained the essence and implied meaning of Om Nama Shivaay. You are the rarest of rare musicians who have the ability to educate the subtlest subject in a simple way through scintillating music. Sattva is one of the various gems of music album for those who are looker for inner happiness and joy. Thank you for coming out with awesome messages." Mysore Sanjeev

"the real music is within you, which is waiting that you become available to that music... and you cannot imagine about that." Gurudev

 "I purchased this album “Sattva” over 10 years ago, it still remains in my player as the primary music I listen to for meditation. When I need to decompress and retreat deeply within, this music takes me there and brings me solace and peace. My heart vibrates every time I hear this music. Purely divine music - thank you Manish for sharing your music with the world." Heather, US

"i listened to first song Shivoham when i was doing Puja to my Shiva on Shivaratri jagaran, i just forgot myself, i said to myself how come i never heard all these years! There was no stop from there. From there onwards every alternate day my fav's are Shivoham, Jaya Shiva Omkara, Jay Radha Madav, Jaya Govinda Hare, i like to listen early morning with Nature, Vyas has magic in his voice, who said this` Music has always been one of the most powerful tools to connect with oneself & with the higher dimensions of life." Jyothi Shetty, India


 Tumi Baja Re Mana

"those who have a musical ear should think themselves fortunate because beyond music, just one step more, they enter the world of meditation, of silence... silence is the ultimate music." Osho


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