Thanks to my students for all the compliments on the music I choose for our yoga classes! (I have partially to thank my husband, graphic designer and DJ Corey Deahl, as his ability to locate soul-moving music far surpasses mine.) This month’s post is by request: a list of some of the music I rely on for our shared journeys into the realm of body and mind: a really important part of a yoga class, if you ask me. These suggestions should at least get you started on an exploration of great artists and albums. Enjoy!!!
Downtempo/ Chill Beats
- Bonobo is a favorite artist. In particular, for down-tempo grooviness I recommend Going Slow, Silver, D Song, Sleepy Seven, Dismantling Frank, Ketto, and Light Pattern.
- Siempre by Mujaji
- You Fill Me by Milosh*
- Time is the Enemy by Quantic
- Breathe by Telepop Musik
- Channel 1 Suite (Fourtet Mix) by Cinematic Orchestra
- Bloodstream by Stateless*
- Building Steam with a Grain of Salt (Alternate Take) by DJ Shadow
- Departures by Karminsky Experience
- No Vacancy by Master Mosquito
- Two Dots by Lusine
- Don’t See the Point by Alex Smoke
- BOYS BOYS by Sebo & Madmotormiguel
- Hanuman by Wah!
- Crazy (Noze Remix) by Ornette
- One Day / Reckoning Song by Wankelmut & Asaf Avidan
- Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix) by Massive Attack*
For Slow or Gentle Movement
- Prabhupada Padma and Sri Guru, Pt. 1 by Rasa
- Salva Me by Thomas Barquee
- Halocene by Bon Iver*
- Matritamah by Hans Christian
- Bija by Lisa Moskow & Robert Rich
- Returning to Now by Karunesh
For Meditation and Savasana
- The End of Suffering by Gary Remal Maikin & Phap Niem
- A Sound Meditation by Benjamin Iobst
- Healing Sounds of a TibetanSinging Bowl, Thunderstorm and Rain from Music for Deep Meditation
- Tibetan Singing Bowl (Short Version) from Sounds for Life
* These songs have lyrics, which I tend to stray away from for yoga classes. These songs, however, are too good to pass up, with lyrics that I don’t find overly distracting.