I love the quiet meditative aspects of yoga but I also love to practice to some great music. A really good soundtrack can give you extra energy, inspire you to move beautifully and make it easier to let go. From a teaching perspective, I find that good song choices are a really helpful way to establish the overall rhythm and tone of the class. If the songs are matched to the general flow of what you are teaching the results can be incredible. On the other hand, if the songs are random and the music is played so quietly that it’s hard to hear, the soundtrack can be really distracting.
I’ve built this playlist to match the structure of a PranaVayu base level class and I really love it. The first two songs provide a slow and melodic accompaniment for sun-salutations and the six ranges of motion practice (in case you’re wondering, the second song is indeed from “Tron”). The middle of the soundtrack boosts the energy for standing poses and backbends with great electronica selections from epic bands like the Glitch Mob and Massive Attack. The last half of the playlist has a number of slower melodic selections for the cool-down phase and meditation.
What songs do you love to move to?