Ever left a yoga class because you weren't jiving with the flow of your teacher's music playlist? While I haven't walked out of a class based on my instructor's music choice, I've thought twice before returning. You may be thinking, "That's a little extreme." But you might also be thinking, "Totally!"
If you read my last blog post on DoYouYoga, you'll know that I'm highly distractible, to the extent that it's
- a challenge in my yoga practice, and
- visual stimuli (like mirrors in yoga studios) are my kryptonite.
The secret to a satisfying yoga practice with tunes seems to lie in finding the right combination of style, sounds, and intensity. This week I've been restricted to home practice (no spicy backstory here, I just have a slew of deadlines and a mountain of laundry to contend with). While procrastinating, I created a few super-sweet home yoga playlists and I want to share my top 5 yoga songs with you.
You probably have your own faves (and I want to hear them!), but the top 5 from my home yoga sound collection are:
1. Jon Hopkins - Monsters Theme
Sounds: Soaring and bittersweet
2. STS9 - Better Day
Mood: Pensive and nimble.
3. Younghoon Beats - All Alone
Feelings: Chill, mysterious, and sensual
4. Echaskech - On your mind
Intensity: Flowy and penetrating
5. Kuedo - Salt Lake Cuts
Vibe: Sexy, strong, and sweaty (chaturanga to the exhilarating sound of a rhythmic, electronic cracking whip!)
Let's continue the playlist.
What are YOUR favorite yoga songs?