It's not that I have to use music in all my classes (I teach one class per week where I don't use music), but personally, I love practicing to good music, so I try to bring that same feeling into my classes for my students.
Since I started teaching last May, I've spent countless hours in front of iTunes, trying to piece together the perfect playlist--listening to songs one after another, looking up obscure songs that I heard in other classes, and even getting on my mat and practicing to the songs to see if they truly are a good fit for my sequences. My fellow teachers probably understand this, but students probably think it's a *tad* bit obsessive.
Either way, I feel that these hours honing my yoga playlist skills have made me somewhat of an expert in the yoga soundtrack department, so today, I thought I'd share my top 10 songs yoga songs with you...ready to get up and shake your asana?
Disclaimer: it was REALLY hard to pick 10 songs. I left out a lot of songs that I love, so maybe there will be a follow-up blog post somewhere down the line.
You can listen to the songs using the player below the title :)
Want more yoga music recommendations? Check out my class playlists and/or the following posts:
- The Best Music for Yoga: Top 10 [Non-New-Age] Artists/Groups
- How to Make a Yoga Class Playlist
- 10 Must-Have Savasana Songs
- The Sound of Music (In Yoga): What Do You Like to Practice To?
- Shake Your Asana, Volume 2: 10 More Amazing Yoga Songs
- Shake Your Asana, Volume 3: Top 10 [Instrumental] Yoga Songs
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