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The music man

Tuning into the deep connection between yoga and music with Alex King-Harris aka Rara Avis, co-founder of Desert Dwellers and YogiTunes.

Like you probably, I take it for granted that any yoga class I go to will include music. I also couldn’t imagine doing my home practice without it. After I was fortunate enough to be turned on to them, I now practice to the sounds of Desert Dwellers. But I’ve never really thought about how music works in relation to yoga.

So, I leapt at the opportunity to speak to Alex King-Harris, better known by his ‘music personality’ of Rara – in Latin ‘rare bird’ – co-founder of Desert Dwellers and now CEO of YogiTunes. YogiTunes offers studio owners, teachers and wellness enthusiasts an expansive library of curated, hand-picked music for yoga, meditation, massage and sound healing.

I interviewed Rara by phone at his home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He’s clearly someone who lives and breathes music and yoga and is deeply knowledgeable on the connection between them.

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Welcome to the October issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine, Britain’s biggest, best and brightest newsstand yoga title. In this issue we’ve got a special report looking at the amazing hot yoga phenomenon, including its many benefits (plus a few cautions), and profiling some of the great studio spaces where you can get your glow on. We’ve also included a preview of the OM Yoga Show which takes place in London later this month at Alexandra Palace. We’d love to see you there! Come along and meet the OM team and sign up for a free yoga goodie bag with each subscription while you’re there. There’s plenty of other brilliant reads this month as well, spanning all the many and diverse parts of the true yogic lifestyle: from practical yoga sequences and inspirational teachers, through to healthy recipes, fitness and fashion. There’s something inside for everyone. Whatever stage you’re at in your yoga journey, thank you for taking OM with you. Namaste.