Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Yoga Music Playlists

Yoga Music Playlists

Music is such a personal thing and the choice of music for a Yoga class is a very tricky one. Any music played in a Yoga class should be there primarily as an aid to assist students

a) in gaining inner wellbeing, 
b) to help unclutter their minds and 
c) to find tranquillity.

Deciding whether to play music during Yoga classes is a tough call and needs careful thought and planning to get right. Students don't want to be subjected to someone's annoying bad taste in music or hear tunes that distract them by evoking memories.
Some Yogis prefer to conduct their classes without music, this way they can completely tune into their students breathing, adapt to their needs, include chanting and change the flow of the lesson if necessary.

Some have their tunes and they're sticking to them! Only a very well respected Yoga teacher can get away with playing the same tunes class after class.

At Yogabreaks our teachers try to judge the mood and specific tastes of our guests, coupled with the seasons and the weather which influence the music chosen in our yoga sessions on our holidays in Spain
Others are not so well prepared and are constantly interrupting the flow of the lesson by running backwards and forwards changing tracks.

Because music is a matter of personal preference it's a debate that will continue. What we would suggest is, if you don't like the music being played; please let your teacher know. They would much rather receive your feedback than lose you as a student.

For help on inspiring Yoga tunes we have found the following playlist examples…

The Yoga Journal suggests,  and we at Yogabreaks agree that the following tunes are ideal  for working through your daily sun salutation

·         Gayatri Mantra by Deva Premal and Miten
·         Sunrise by Norah Jones
·         Gayatri by Girish
·         Sun Is Shining by Bob Marley
·         Gayatri Mantra by Nada Shakti and Bruce Becvar
·         Surya by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach
·         In the Sun by Donna De Lory
·         Gayatri (Luscious Chill Mix) by Wah
·         (Final Curtain Call) Let the Sun Shine In by the New Broadway Cast of Hair

Being a talented musician and keen Yoga devotee we were interested to see what Adam Levine’s Yoga playlist is. Here are his favourite Yoga workout tunes

·         Time After Time by Quinton Tarver and Lee Perry
·         Tired Of Being Alone by Al Green
·         Brown Sugar by D'Angel
·         A Long Walk by Jill Scott
·         What's Goin On by Marvin Gaye
·         Kick Push by Lupe Fiasco
·         You Know That I'm No Good by Amy Winehouse
·         Maybe I'm Amazed by Jem
·         Life is Sweet by Natalie Merchant
·         Turn Me On by Norah Jones
·         Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel
·         Love's Divine by Seal
·         Whenever, Wherever, Whatever by Maxwell
·         We Are One by Kelly Sweet
Jennifer Aniston works out to these tunes selected by her personal trainer
·         My Friend by Groove Armada
·         Pastime Paradise by Stevie Wonder
·         Let Me Roll by Seal
·         Lebanese Blond by Thievery Corporation
·         Speed of Sound by Coldplay
·         Jane Says by Jane's Addiction
·         If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys
·         Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
·         Shelter by Ray Lamontagne
·         Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
·         Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

At, We´d love to hear what some of your favourite Yoga music is or if indeed you prefer your Yoga without music. Let us know your views on our facebook page Yogabreaks on Facebook

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