Spiritual Interview with DJ Taz Rashid

Spiritual Interview with DJ Taz Rashid

Taz Rashid, once a corporate guy who excelled in his peer world of Millennial values, discovered Esoteric thought, world music and Eastern Spirituality within the last decade.   These and other influences have led him to embody the vision most of us desire in our deepest selves: to live our passion.   Now a spiritual DJ, and composer of yoga/meditation/dance music inspired by Love, Ancient New World, House, Kirtan, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds, Taz travels the world sharing his passion with others. Sit back and enjoy this inspiring conversation with Taz – it will nourish your own unfolding hero’s journey.

What inspires you to do what you do?

A few years ago I heard the saying, “Anything we put our minds and hearts to is possible.” Even though I’d heard similar messages my whole life, I lived with doubts that I didn’t even know I had.

With the birthing of my deeper spiritual journey .

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com


Alchemy of Soul Bhakti Vinyasa Playlist

Name Time Album Artist
1 Invocation (Instrumental Meditatio… 6:18 Call Within Manose
2 Om Sarve 4:14 Bridge to Vallabha Tina Malia
3 Hanumanji (feat. Eddie Young) 4:57 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
4 Samba Sadashiva 4:54 Echoes of Devotion Janet Stone & DJ Drez
5 Sita Ram (feat. Gaura Mani) 4:46 Bhakti Without Borders Madi Das
6 Krishna’s Dub Remix (feat. Domon… 7:17 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
7 It’s Peaceful (feat. Domonic Dean… 3:46 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
8 Ganapati Mantra / Strong My Root… 7:20 Songs for the Sangha (feat. Manose) Deva Premal & Miten
9 Slow, Hot & Sweaty 4:37 Georgia Warhorse JJ Grey & Mofro
10 Stoned On Shiva 4:21 Let Your Heart Be Known Steve Gold
11 After The Storm 4:08 Sigh No More Mumford and Sons
12 Upward Over the Mountain 5:58 The Creek Drank the Cradle Iron & Wine
13 Way Down Low/Om Namo Bhagav… 7:55 My Heart Bows Down To You Brenda McMorrow
14 Shiva’s Piano (feat. Marty Williams… 4:03 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
15 Land of the Medicine Buddha (Inst… 7:13 Call Within Manose

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Monday Mantra Lakshmi

I start my Monday with Mantra. I sing and play. I write. I sing and play. Repeat.

Singing to Lakshmi, invoking her energetic spirit of graceful happiness into my life with this song:

Om Namo Lakshmi, Prema Devi Mataji

oṃ: The eternal source-sound-vibration of creation.

namo: (Same as “namaha”) To honor, celebrate or recognize with respect.

lakshmī: Goddess of love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), wealth, and the embodiment of beauty. Her husband is Vishnu. And Rama and Krishna are incarnations of Vishnu.

premā: Love

devī: Goddess. “Prema Devi” together means the “Goddess of Love.”

mā/mātā: Mother

mātājī: “-ji” is used at the end of a name to show respect, for she is the One Who is Mother Earth and She is the One Who nourishes you.

Word break down above offered by my brother at Bhakti Breakfast Club

More about the Meaning of Lakshmi

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To be devoted to Lakshmi means I welcome her sweetness into my every breath. I feel happy when my heart is aligned with her tenderness. She is the ultimate Mother, the divine Ma, Mataji, who nurtures me when I need her most.

She is holding lotus blossoms and rising out from inside one to remind me to move beyond limitations, and find joy in what makes me unique in the world.

The lotus is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and is a symbol of compassion, wisdom, and spiritual growth. It is an ancient symbol of our planet. Growing in muddy waters, and rising above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty, at night the flower closes and sinks under water, rising again at dawn. It reminds us to reconnect to natural Spiritual Rhythm: harmony between dynamic and static masculine and feminine energies within us.

Invoking Lakshmi helps inspire me to restore balance to my inner and outer worlds. As well as to make time to enjoy the beauty that is all around us play, flow and feel elegance in movement!


“Kirtan is an ancient bhakti yoga practice using sacred song and the fuel of our emotions as an expression of devotion and heart-felt prayer. The word kirtan literally translates into “chanting the names of the divine to praise the infinite source, the One who orchestrates all.” ~ Govindas

Walk in Beauty Lindsey Wise

So excited to watch the Big LOVE in support of Lindsey Wise ‪#‎Indiiegogo‬ campaign to create 5 CD’s of heart songs, medicine songs and healing mantras.

Lindsey is a mama, musician, healer, doula, yoga teacher, voice coach, and a transformational guide. Her life’s work is to inspire love, healing, authenticity, and happiness. She is an example of what it means to ‪#‎TeachPeace‬ and ‪#‎WalkinBeauty‬.

Please consider supporting her with any contribution, every little bit counts!