Set the mood for your next yoga practice with these tunes.
To get the most out of your yoga routine, it helps to have just the right music playing in the background. But you can’t just throw random songs together and expect your yoga practice to flow well. It takes a keen ear, intention and thoughtfulness to create the perfect playlist. Each song should be timed well with the yoga poses included in your sequence, and your playlist should define the beginning, middle, and end of your routine.
Check out the recommended songs below and create a playlist for your next workout.
By Lara Falberg
1. “Lebanese Blond” by Thievery Corporation
Start with this tune, and explore their repertoire of very yoga-conducive greatness.
2. “French Exit” (SNRF version) by The Antlers
Both calming and energizing, just like ujjayi breathing.
3. “Gold” by Chet Faker
It makes you want to practice yoga. It makes you want to cook. It definitely may excite you in other ways too, but try to keep it together when you’re practicing at the yoga studio.
4. “Africa” by Cottonbelly Remix
I heard this song while watching the incomparable Sarah Tomson Beyer do one of her patented Flowmotion sequences.
5. “Get Free” by Major Lazer
This song ripped through me the very first time I heard it. It’s on far too many of my playlists, and I don’t care.
6. “Crush” Metaform
This song has some vocals, but no lyrics, and it’s perfect for that arc in class when things are dialing down, but you’re not yet headed for savasana.
7. “Drowning” by Banks
I fell for her after hearing her first well-spun song, “Begging for Thread.”
8. “To Be Alone” by Hozier
If you don’t feel something when you hear this song, be concerned.
9. “Holiest” by Glass Animals
This particular song is very unique and dreamy.
10. “I” by Benn Jordan
A sweet, calming, and lovely savasana song.
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