Yoga teachers or yoga studios always have an amazing playlist that you can easily do all your yoga moves to. However, when you are doing yoga at home, you end up wondering which music you should play in the background. Some people are okay with doing yoga in silence while others need a beat of the music to which they can sync their yoga movements. A Blues playlist is what you need when you are feeling a little stressed and you need to let it all out. The musical beats will resonate with your feelings and yoga moves.
Background Music for Yoga at Home
When you are doing yoga at home, you do not have to go with the same playlist every day. Sometimes, you are doing yoga as a part of your daily routine while at other times, you are doing it to relieve some stress. The playlist differs based on what purpose you are doing yoga for. An upbeat playlist is for times when you are in the mood and you just want to bust some nice moves to stretch your body and feel active. On the other hand, if you are slightly stressed and you want to relieve the tension, you should go for a more laid-back playlist.
A Blues Playlist for Yoga
The music genre, Blues, originated back in the 1870s. Having its roots in African-American traditions and musical culture, this genre has become popular in the whole world now. This genre does not only have instrumentation but there are also bass lines and lyrics. So, you get the best of everything with such a playlist. Back in the day, the first time of the song was repeated four times. Even though the pattern has changed since then, there is still a lot of repetition. This is really great for yoga since you need to do repeated movements and your body will be able to create a rhythm with the same music being played four to eight times.
This playlist has some amazing songs such as ‘Go with Love’ in which Taylor McFerrin is addressing a lover who does not believe in their love anymore. Then, there is Kojak asking a lover to tell what is on their mind even though it will break the singer’s heart. As you go down the playlist, Aretha Franklin sings for you to get on a train that you do not need a ticket for. It is a song for the Lord’s praise, a song about hope and faith. You will find something to love in every single song.
1. Wayfaring Stranger-Jamie Woon
2. Go With Love-Rah Feat. Taylor McFerrin
3. No Shoes-John Lee Hooker
4. Take My Hand-Ben Harper
5. The Thrill is Gone-BB King
6. Do You Feel Me?-Anthony Hamilton
7. The Truth-Kojak
8. Otherside of the Game-Erykah Badu
9. Satisfied Mind-Ben Harper
10. Where Could I Go?-Ben Harper
11. Just the Two of Us-Bill Withers
12. Nothing Even Matters-Lauryn Hill Feat D’Angelo
13. People Get Ready-Aretha Franklin
14. The Grey Funnel Line-Maddy Prior & June Tabor
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