Yoga Music # 1

| Inspiration, Personal

I have mixed feelings about playing music during yoga class. I usually prefer the more traditional silent no-music approach, with maybe some relaxing meditative music at the end of class during Savasana. But when I practice yoga at home by myself, for some reason I really like to play music during my practice. Perhaps it’s because I can choose exactly what I’m in the mood for, so it’s not too intense or invasive or annoying. There’s also no teacher there to listen to for verbal cues, so my ears are more relaxed and I can go into my own little zone. I typically like sort of more folky indie type stuff to practice to, though it does depend on my mood. Lately I’ve really been into Hayden’s 2008 release, In Field & Town while I practice. It’s soft and gentle and a little bit happy and a little bit sad.

One Comment for “Yoga Music # 1”

  1. Adam Antoszek-Rallo |

    I absolutely love the Arvo Part Album “Alina” for when I want music induced relaxation. It’s contemporary classical music, very simple, stark, and repeated with brilliant subtle shifts in tone. It’s one of my all-time favourite albums:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Alina-Arvo-Part/dp/B000024HL1/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1313436383&sr=8-2

    My second choice is Brian Eno’s “Ambient 1: Music for Airports”:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Ambient-Music-Airports-Brian-Eno/dp/B0002PZVH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1313436446&sr=1-1

    Although I admit, both of these albums put me more to sleep than encourage me to exercise 🙂

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