Even before the Yoga Challenge I was getting deathly sick of my yoga playlists. Really, how much Carlos Nakai, David Parsons and Todd Norian can a body take?? Now that I’m teaching 3 times a day, 6 days a week, my old playlists are really beginning to drive me bats.
I’ve tried downloading playlists that were suggested by Yoga Journal that were the faves of LA yoga teachers, and can I just tell you? I have no idea what postures they are doing in those classes that that music would fit. I listen to this music and think, “What the hell would I lead here?” But still, I liked that it wasn’t “yoga music.”
So last week I created a “mellow morning mix” in Itunes. I figured if it didn’t work for yoga, I would still like it for “life.” The other day I played it for morning yoga to mixed reviews, and this morning I played it again and it got more favorable reviews. Some people don’t like music for yoga at all, and I can totally respect that, but these days with all the truck traffic grinding down Main St. I really need to mask the roar.
So here’s my Mellow Morning Mix. Feel free to steal it, and if you do, let me know how it works out for you. And if you have a nice playlist that you think I’d like, for godsakes, send it! I’m desperate here!
Mellow Morning Mix
Song Artist Album
Radhe Wah! Savasana
Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens Cat Stevens: Greatest Hits
Breath Alexi Murdoch Time Without Consequence
Blindsided Bon Iver Valentine
Something The Beatles Abbey Road
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
Here, There And Everywhere The Beatles Revolver
He Ma Durga Donna De Lory The Lover and the Beloved
Come Away With Me Norah Jones Come Away With Me
In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul
On the Road to Find Out Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman
You Are the Only One I Love Jaymay Autumn Fallin’
Three Little Birds Bob Marley Legend
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles Abbey Road
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles Revolver