Let peace gently enfold you as you listen to the lilting melodies of Relax: Meditations for Piano. This soothing instrumental music is the perfect antidote to stress of all types. Calming and inspiring, it will lift you above day-to-day worries and cares. Play it after work, before falling asleep or anytime you want to banish tension and troubles….

David Miller has collaborated with Kriyananda on many previous albums including The Mystic Harp and Secrets of Love. In addition to being an accomplished pianist, David is also a renowned arranger and orchestrator. His previous album of piano music is Quiet Christmas.

Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), who left his body in 2013, was a direct disciple of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, and an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

In 1968, Kriyananda founded Ananda Village in Nevada City, California, dedicated to spreading the spirit of friendship, service, and community around the globe. Ananda is recognized as one of the most successful intentional communities in the world; over 1,000 people reside in Ananda communities in the US, India, and Italy. The European retreat and community located in Assisi, Italy, also serves Ananda meditation groups in Europe and Russia.

Ananda Village is also home to The Expanding Light, a world-renowned guest retreat facility where thousands of visitors annually visit for renewal or instruction in many aspects of meditation, yoga, and the spiritual life. The nearby Ananda Meditation Retreat, located on Ananda's first property, functions both as a retreat and as the site for Ananda's Institute of Alternative Living.

An advocate of simple living and high thinking, Swami Kriyananda's more than 140 books cover a wide range of subjects emphasizing the need to live wisely by one's own experience of life, and not by abstract theories or dogmas.

A composer since 1964, Kriyananda wrote over 400 musical works. His music is inspiring, soothing, and uplifting. Many of his later albums are instrumental works with brief affirmations or visualizations. Chuck Dilberto, of Awareness Magazine wrote, "[His] words and music are full of his life and light. His sole intention is to heal, something we could all use during these chaotic times."

Through Crystal Clarity Publishers, his works have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 25 languages.

More about Swami Kriyananda, including photos and videos, is available at the
official Swami Kriyananda website.

 

Further reading:

"Composed by Swami Kriyananda and performed by David Miller, Relax: Meditations for Piano is
a soothing, sixty-one minute collection of instrumental music perfect for relieving stress and unwinding from the rigors and demands of the
day-to-day grind. A relaxing and absorbing creation of original melodies embracing the quiet side of life. Also very highly recommended
for meditation music library collections is the companion album Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello."

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