Strictly speaking, to truly practice yoga there should be no external distractions or stimulation, such as music.
Yet in some situations, music for yoga can be the inspiration you need to get you rolling out your mat and staying there.
Especially when you do yoga at home and it’s new for you.
Music for yoga at home
When you practice yoga on your own, whether using yoga videos or creating your own sequence, music can be motivational and gives you support.
The right music for yoga can be the spark which motivates you to start and keep to your practice.
Music can stop you from getting distracted by thoughts of domestic chores, or help focus a busy head.
Music for yoga can also be helpful for people new to the practice, for individuals dealing with anxiety, or for people who find it hard to remain present and focused.
3 tips about choosing music for yoga
- The rhythm and pace of music can shift your mental state instantly. So choose carefully when curating your own playlists.
- And don’t listen to music with lyrics, unless it’s a soothing mantra or chant.
- Try not to rely on music once you get into a regular practice.
Music playlists for yoga
My yoga class students often want to know which songs I’ve played for them in class. So I’m sharing them here for you too (all on Spotify).
I hope these playlists help you to feel supported and motivated to start, or continue, with your practice at home.
Make sure to follow the playlists so you get notified when I add new songs.
Yoga: power flow
Yoga: slow flow
Mantra & chants