Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yoga Playlist

Music in a yoga class can be either empowering or annoying. It's impossible to make everyone happy. Since I love music in yoga classes, I play it in mine. Right now I'm trying to find tunes that will inspire and empower but not overwhelm. Very, very open to suggestions!

Gayarti by Wah!
The Storm by Arovane
My Angel Rocks Back and Forth by Four Tet

(by now in the class we are in Sun Salutes, to give you an idea of movement)

Ooh Child by ? Zen Muffin put it on a CD for me, don't know the artist.
Teardrop by Massive Attack
Give a Little Love by Rilo Kiley
Viva La Vida by Coldplay (not my fave, but around this time we're doing core strengthening, and ppl really seem to love this one)
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
You Are Never Alone by Socalled
By Your Side by Sade
Corrina, Corrina by Bob Dylan
Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch
The Stable Song by Gregory Alan Isakov
Hare Krishna by Wah!
Treble Thickness by Area C (ambient savasana music)

Just got a slew of new music from the manfriend, and am hoping to incorporate some new tunes this week while I have time. My classes are usually 90 mins, although I do have one hour long on Wednesday nights. Any new ideas? Pop stuff is okay, but I'm looking for more unheard stuff--nothing that will make ppl want to sing along, or make them feel like they're at the disco.

Heard this song off of Ben's iTunes the other night, and have been listening to it over and over again since. It's definitely going on the new playlist.


Kira Ryder said...

i loved when dana used to play "somewhere over the rainbow" towards the end of class...

Zen Muffin said...

yay finally! thank you! i can't wait to check out these songs. you are my number one music recommender.

Blissful Girl said...

Ooh I loved "Orange Sky", thanks for that suggestion. How about:
Let Go, Frou Frou
Under Pressure, Queen/Bowie
Hope, Jack Johnson
Mystical, Birdie Busch
No Rain, Blind Melon
The Pretender, Jackson Brown (oops, showing my age!)
Cold Play?: Yellow, The Scientist and Don't Panic.
Bon Iver: Blindsided, Re:Stacks, just to name two!
I like to mix pop/alt with traditional yoga music. Love to get suggestions! Thanks...

Zen Muffin said...

sarah, the song i gave you is "things are gonna get easier" by "low motion disco." i learned about it from an elephant journal post. i'm glad you use it. blissful girl, i love your suggestions, especially under pressure!! i imagine that during a core! bon iver is also solid all the way through for yoga. i'd be open to learning some more 'traditional' yoga music. i have a couple of wah! songs that are relaxing but that's about it.

Zen Muffin said...

two more thoughts and then i'll stop.

winifred plays such a beautiful song in her class called "bobby mcgee" by jeremy kasha. she also plays "landslide" but then again you want songs people WON'T be able to sing along too... :)

"sun it rises" by fleet foxes might be good.

Lisa said...

i just heard "pain lies on the riverside" by live the other day and was reminded of how good it is. i must check out some of your picks!