Yoga Playlist-Yuppers

Yuppers yoga playlist

Yoga is one of those practices that is beneficial for all five of your senses and let you connect with yourself. From spiritual wellness to physical wellbeing, Yoga helps in all regards. In some cultures, religions and regions of the world such as Hinduism, Yoga is an essential part of their belief. It is a common practice and people do it to support their emotional, physical and spiritual stability. There is more to yoga than just touching your feel and chanting Om. This practice lets you get in touch with your inner self, if done properly.

Yoga: Route to Wellness

Firstly, Yoga is beneficial for physical wellness, especially for increasing strength and flexibility. Many patients are advised to do yoga or meditate every day by their medical healthcare professionals. This is because Yoga helps in healing you faster. Moreover, it increases flexibility which is something anyone who is aging could really use. Secondly, yoga increase physical strength. Therefore, if you have been feeling weak lately, you can try yoga to strengthen different muscles in your body. With regular yoga, you will become aware of your body. Thus, if you ever find yourself slouching, you will be able to fix your posture.

Relax your Mind

Yoga is not only for the body but also for the mind. This practice is a great way of relaxing and separating your body from the burden of the present for some time. While aerobic exercises help you sweat, Yoga helps you breathe better and be less stressed. In some routines of yoga, certain breathing techniques are involved and they calm your mind. It has been scientifically proven that doing yoga might help in lowering bad cholesterol levels and reducing triglyceride accumulation in the body. Some studies have also linked yoga to a better immune system.

A Catchy Playlist for Yoga

Just like you would play your workout playlist in the gym, you need a playlist for doing yoga. The songs for yoga playlist are chosen according to the kind of activity you are doing. The beat and sound of music resonates with the slow and refined movements involved in yoga. You might not find the popular beats in this playlist because the playlist is curated by keeping the needs of any yoga-doer in mind. Since this playlist is on Spotify, you have constant access to it on your phone. So, even if you are doing yoga in the park, the playlist goes with you. The next time you decide to pull out your yoga mat, play this list playlist, with songs like Ganapati and Sea of Love, and get involved in the rhythm of the music.

1. Let Your Heart Be Known (Remix)-Steve Gold
2. Ganapati-Susheela Raman
3. By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)-Sade
4. Sometimes-Raphael Saadiq
5. Diferente-Gotan Project
6. Stay For Awhile (Feat. Angie Stone)-Anthony Hamilton
7. 100 Yard Dash-Raphael Saadiq
8. Until the Morning-Thievery Corporation
9. Ernie-Fat Freddy’s Drop
10. Fire and Rain-James Taylor
11. Sea of Love-Cat Power
10. Into Dust-Mazzy Star

House Yoga Playlist

House yoga playlist

When you think of a yoga playlist, some soothing, slow songs come to your mind. But it does not always have to be this way. Sometimes, the yoga playlist is quite upbeat and might have some funky songs. The variation in songs is suitable for different kinds of yoga. Commonly, yoga songs are instrumental or are taken from Indian traditional practices. A lot of ethnic music and natural sounds are present in yoga music as they are very easy to synch to. Also, these beats and music patterns are quite steady so you can do repetitive movements.

Whichever music you choose for yoga is your own choice. Depending on which kind of yoga you like to do, you can choose the songs that you like. Some people can easily meditate with sounds of nature or instruments in the background while others need to listen to words in order to center their thoughts in their yoga practice. A faster-paced yoga would require faster songs while yoga done for meditation will require slow, soothing music that sounds relaxing to the ears.

Upbeat Music for Yoga

There is no rule that all yoga music must be somber. It can be upbeat too, depending on which moves you are doing. Some yogis like to do their exercise to fast-paced music. The best part about this kind of yoga is that it allows you to transition from one pose to another. Most of the times, this fast-paced music is contemporary and has tabla beats in it. Also, New Age music is present in such playlists as this music s very vibrant and fills the yogis with energy.

A genre that is normally present in upbeat playlists is House music. It is a genre that is popular with disc jockeys and electronic dance music. It came into being in 1980s and since then, it has become a popular music genre in clubs. House music is a combination of different genres such as pop, rap, jazz and Latin music. Coming from New York, this is a music started by DJs. Nowadays, it is used in different yoga playlists by yogis who like to do fast-paced movements. Back in the day, it was a symbolic song for black LGBT community in America but now it is a mainstream music genre. Our March playlist has a lot of House tracks that you can use for doing yoga. There are songs from artists like Jill Scott, New Funky Generation and Daft Punk. These artists are popular for their music and you would love to sway to their music beats.

House
1. There’s something about Us-Daft Punk
2. Manvantara-Bliss
3. The Messenger-New Funky Generation
4. This Is the Time-Dubtribe Sound System
5. Free (Deep House Remix)-Jill Scott
6. After Hours
7. 2 Please U (Losoul Surreal Visits Dub)-Freaks
8. Someday-Beard
9. On My Own-Amma
10. The Rhythm in Your Mind-Dubtribe Sound Syste
11. Bangla Soul-Baul Dimension
12. Silent Stations Pt 1-Project JPO
 
 

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Spring Equinox

spring equinox

There are different natural events throughout the year that mark some important times in the earth’s journey around the Sun. the Spring Equinox occurs twice a year, once in March and then in September. The Spring Equinox marks the time of the year when the center of the Sun is above the Equator directly. The word ‘Equinox’ comes from Latin. On this day, the day and night duration is the same all over the world.

Mantra for the Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox marks the beginning of Spring. We can associate this with goddess Lakhsmi. She is the Hindu goddess of beauty and fortune. This is the season when we welcome prosperity and goodness. The air becomes more beautiful in Spring as flowers bloom and colors spread joy all around. It is also the season of goodness as it marks the time for new beginnings. Spring is associated with starting over. Plants and trees start all over again during this time. They lose their leaves and flowers during autumn and get them back in spring. This is hope for you that if you have lost a part of yourself, you will soon get it back or something much better.

Just like trees get back their new leaves, this is the time when we should also start new things. I hope we all can analyze what we have learned since the previous Equinox. This is the time for us to see how we have come through the past six months. Just like trees, we can also start over and grow new leaves.

Take inspiration from the trees and get new foliage. This means that you can adopt new habits and let go of the old ones. If there are any people that you might want to let go of, this is the time to make new relationships, start a new friendship and work on those people who might need you.

A Chant for You

Goddess Lakhsmi holds a high place in Hindu scriptures as she is one of the Tridevi. Every woman is her emanation, which means that she exists in every woman. Sri Kamala Stotram says that Lakhsmi is present in every woman during her childhood and her old age. A prayer to the goddess asks for spiritual and material wellness. You can use the Spring Equinox as a chance for starting over and asking for things for this new beginning. Chant the praise to Goddess Lakhsmi so that she can bring with her goodness, prosperity, spiritual wealth and material wealth to your abode.

May you step out of your cave/spiritual basement and enjoy the coming light.

 

May we remember all the internal work we’ve done in the last 6 months as we shift from our internal worlds to the external world.

Happy Spring Equinox!

 

Here’s the chant we did today:

Om sreem hreem kleem kamale kamalalaye prasida prasida sreem hreem kleem sri maha lakshmyi namaha.

 

Underlying Vibration of all creation, abundance please, cherishing your lotus feet, be pleased Great Lakshmi Goddess, I bow to You.

Source: http://www.saibabaofindia.com/gayatris_and_other_mantras_for_help_in_daily_life_welfare.htm

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Yoga Playlist-Istanbul

Istanbul Yoga

Music is the best companion for everything, whether it is a road trip or a yoga class. For doing yoga, you need music that you can synchronize with. Most of the songs that you hear from your favorite artists are not the best when it comes to yoga because the beats to do not match with the rhythm of yoga. This is why you need a special playlist for doing yoga moves. Just play this playlist every time you are doing yoga at home or you decide to take your yoga mat to the park. With the right music playing in the background, you will be able to enjoy the spirit of yoga much more effectively.

Yoga: Your Path to Self Care

Nowadays, there is a lot of discussion about self-care but no one seems to be doing it right. One of the ways to take care of yourself is to do yoga. Yoga is not just for your body but also for your soul and your brain. You get so much from it, even if you are just doing it for half an hour a day. Firstly, yoga increases your flexibility. This is extremely beneficial especially if you are getting older and your joints have started to ache. Secondly, yoga improves your muscle tone. Even at an older age, you would be able to climb a flight of stairs like your young self. People who start doing yoga at an earlier time of their lives tend to age well, physically and emotionally.

You would be surprised to know how much yoga can help in maintaining the internal balance of your body. It maintains metabolism which means every single process of your body is maintained by this practice. It also helps in weight reduction in some cases and improves athletic performance. Scientific research keeps showing us more and more benefits of this traditional practice. You name a benefit and yoga would give it to you with just a few sessions.

Playlist for Yoga

You can curate a yoga playlist for yourself, based on your taste but what if you just cannot find the right songs? There is no need to worry as I have curated a beautiful playlist for you to do yoga to. Play these songs in the background and you will be able to do your daily yoga routine with much more attentiveness and effectiveness. This playlist is called Istanbul and it contains songs from different artists. Even if you are not fond of the entire playlist, you can choose a song that you can resonate with and sync your yoga routine to it.

1. Out here, In there-Bugge Wesseltoft & Sidsel Endressen
2. Limit to Your Love-James Blake
3. Stars-The XX
4. Rapala Shad-Metamatics
5. Dogs-HVOB
6. VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)-The XX
7. Funky for You-Deadbeats
8. Howling-Ry and Frank Wiedemann
9. Epoca-La Ravancha Del Tango
10. .No Love-Little Dragon
11. Truth-Bugge Wesseltoft &  Sidsel Endressen

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Mantra to Ganesha

Mantra to Ganesha

Mantra to Ganesh

Lord Ganesh is the master of wisdom and knowledge. He is the remover of obstacles, and guardian of beauty, prosperity, grace and compassion. Lord Ganesh is the first deity to be reverenced in Hindu rites. He is a guardian of doors of houses and temples. He is the God that removes the internal and external obstacles of our success, and he is the one that grants the opening of your spiritual gifts. He is also the protector of all beings.

Stories about Lord Ganesh

There are many stories about this God as he is one of the most important Gods in Hinduism. There is a lot of speculation about his head and there is a story behind it too. It is said that Goddess Parvati, who is the mother of Lord Ganesh, carved a boy out of turmeric powder. Then, he breathed life into this idol. Lord Shiva, who is her husband, knew nothing about this. The goddess was bathing when her husband came home and Lord Ganesh did not let Shiva enter the abode. Shiva got angry and decapitated the boy’s head. Upon knowing the whole story, he went outside to get an animal’s head to replace Ganesh’s head. The first animal he saw was an elephant. This is why Lord Ganesh has an elephant’s head, which has become a mark of identification for him.

Hindu scriptures also narrate that Lord Ganesh wrote the Mahabharata. He was writing it as Vyasa was reciting it to him. They had a condition. Veda Vyasa would not stop reciting and Lord Ganesh would not stop writing. Another condition was that Ganesh would not only write it but also understand every word of this epic. According to traditions, it took both of them three years to complete this writing and recitation. When you look at Lord Ganesh’s idol, you would notice that it is broken. It is said that Ganesh broke his tusk during the time when he was writing the Mahabharata. During writing, his feather, which he was using to write, broke but he could not stop writing as it would break the condition between the two. So, he broke a part of his tusk and started writing with it.

Lord Ganesh in today’s World

Lord Ganesh is known as the Guardian of Knowledge, representing the sage, or a state of consciousness where a man reaches self-realization and plenitude of gifts. Today, he is very important for people who are out on a mission to look for themselves. It is very easy to lose ourselves in today’s world where everyone is trying to be someone that they are not. In this time and age, if you want to find your inner self and get in touch with the side of you that connects to your soul, you need to read up more about Lord Ganesh. From his stories, you can see that he is someone who would not give up. Having written the Mahabharata, he is also the protector of knowledge and traditions.

Source: http://humanityhealing.net/2012/01/om-gam-ganapataye-namaha/
 
 

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Yoga Playlist-Aim

Aim yoga playlist

There are different genres of music and different people find solace in different sorts of music. Some can resonate well with the instruments while others like to listen to the words. For some, the loud bass might be too much while for others, it is a way to block out the rest of the world. During yoga, you have to concentrate on what you are doing. Your aim is to look inside yourself and to find peace and calmness. The music that you listen to during yoga should not distract you. It should merely provide a pattern or path for you to follow. This is why you might not want to listen to rap during yoga as it does not go with the flow of yoga.

AIM Song for Yoga

In different cultures, there are different hymns and songs that are passed through the gener

ion. Even though these music types and songs do not have a name, they do have an impact on everyone who listens to them and they hold a lot of importance in that culture or region. The song of Native American tribes is now given the name the AIM song. Back in the day, there was no name for the song as it was just popular in those tribes. It is said that the song was hummed by some child at the Crow Fair. This could be true as the vocables of the songs are quite simple. Another theory says that this song was developed by two members of the AIM or American Indian Movement.at

Since it was intertribal, there isn’t a single language in the song. However, it has vocal harmon

y which leaves the listener mesmerized. There is a repeated motif in the song which is why it is perfect for yoga. The women singers sing this repeated motif and you can find a perfect rhythm to the yoga moves in this repetition.

AIM Playlist

AIM song has been used for different purposes until now. It is often used in protests.

Also, it is used as an opening or warm-up song at powwows of tribes. The vocal harmony of this song is such that it is also used as a prayer before some performances by the tribes. This playlist will help you get into your yoga stance very swiftly. You will be able to purify your thoughts and dive deep into the spirit of yoga. It has songs like G

randma’s Hands that will make you nostalgic for a time of your childhood or a person that made you believe that everything will be well, one day

1. Spiegal im Spiegal-Avo Part
2. Grandma’s Hands-Bill Withers
3. Linctus-Aim
4. The Girl Who Fell Through the Ice (featuring Kate Rogers)-Aim
5. Guimar-Aim
6. In Particular-Blonde Redhead
7. Days to Come-Bonobo
8. Sanctuary-Antibalas
9. Groove Holmes-Beastie Boys
10. Useless-Depeche Mode
11. All in Forms-Bonobo
12. Gabe’s New Joint-Antibalas
13. Transitions-Beastie Boys
14. Sofa Rockers (Dorfmeister remix)-Sofa Surfers
14. Monsoon Point-Al Gromer Kahn & Amelia Cuni

Yoga Playlist-Alexi Roux

Alexi Roux yoga playlist
If you have developed the habit of doing yoga as a young adult, then it is quite great because you will be taking this habit till your old age and that is when you need it the most. As a young person, your body is filled with so much energy but your brain is not always that energetic. There are so many questions in your mind. What am I here for? Am I where I need to be in life right now? Am I doing everything right? Everyone wants to know that what they are doing is right and that they are serving their purpose in the world. This is why we set resolutions and goals. We need something to look forward to and we all want to have something that we can work for.With yoga, you can connect to your inner self. Yoga provides you a calm environment in which you can get in touch with yourself and learn your purpose. It gives you the ability to connect with the parts of you that you never knew existed. You will be able to look at thoughts and memories much differently. Yoga slows your life down and allows you to pick up any part of it and contemplate. This is why yogis are so content and have a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.Doing Yoga to Relaxing Music

The whole aim of yoga is to slow down and relax. When your mind relaxes, it does not only bring contentment but a lot of mental health and wellness too. Studies have shown you important yoga is to bring down the severity of different mental diseases. What better way to amplify the effect of yoga than to add calming music in the background? You will come across many playlists. Some will resonate with your style and liking while others will not. Worry not as you will find your song or playlist. You just have to keep looking and experimenting with different genres of music.

Here is a yoga playlist that I have made for you. These songs have been hand-picked carefully by me and everything from the lyrics to the tune of these songs is absolutely apt for yogis who want to let go of themselves and focus on their movement. You can play it while doing yoga solo or you can join me in one of my classes and we might do yoga to one or all of these songs.

Song for You-Alexi MurdochTowards the Sun-Alexi MurdochFake Empire-The NationalDance Dance Dance-Lykke LiSay Amen-Skye

Last Exit-Junior Boys

In For the Kill (Skream’s Remix)-La Roux

You Got Me-The Roots & Erkyah Badu

Don’t Give Up-The Whitest Boy Alive

Summer Skin-Death Cab for Cutie

Spinning Away-Sugar Ray

Musings to Myself-El Michels Affair

Re:Stacks-Bon Iver

Wild is the Wind-Cat Power

Ever So Lonely-Eyes-Ocean -Sheila Chandra

   

Playlist-Yoga 1 2 3

yoga playlist 123

Being a yoga instructor, I have discovered many benefits of yoga over the years. I have learned that yoga is not merely some movements but it is the route through which I can connect with myself and with the world around me. The beautiful part of yoga is that it does not belong to one place or one nation. It is universal and everyone can understand the process even if they do not understand the language or the history behind this ancient practice.

What makes yoga so interesting is the fact that it is so beneficial that it actually has an impact on your physical wellness. It is understandable that exercise would make you flexible but the beauty of yoga lies in the fact that it helps in improving heart health and the working of other organs too.

Basically, when we are doing yoga, we are focusing on our bodies. For example, when we meditate, we focus on one point and let go of everything else. Yoga helps you let go of all the negative and focus on one thing, whether it is a song or hymn. Sometimes, it might even be just one word or a phrase and we call in mantra. Nowadays, music is a necessity in everyone’s lives. You keep your earphones plugged in even if you go out for grocery shopping. Why not use music in yoga too?

November Playlist for Yoga

I have made this playlist for yogis who will be doing yoga in November. This is the most of contemplation. We are coming to the end of the year and now, we look back at everything we have done during this year. Have we gotten better? Do we need to make any improvements for next year? What have we lost and what have we found? What are our plans and resolutions for the next year? All of these thoughts come into our minds as we come to the close of a year and beginning of another.

I have tried to make this playlist very inclusive. It has songs like Tarana from Ustad Sultan Khan that will soothe you on the inside and others like The Night by 14KT that will have you mesmerized by the lyrics. You might not understand every word of every song but I assure you that you will be able to sync your movements to every beat. If you are a beginner, I invite you to do yoga online with me. Together, we can sway and move to all these songs.

Yoga Playlist 123

Makes Me Wanna Die-Tricky
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih (Mangala Mantra)
Tarana -Ustad Sultan Khan
Chez Roger Boite Funk-Troublemakers
The Thing- Urbs & Cutex
After Hours- Various Artists from Bedouin Cafe
Grid Lok’d-Various Artists  from  Tandava
Roostman Dub -U-Roy & François K.
The Night-14KT
Track 02-Vlad    Tonglen
Shiva Invocation-Various Artists from Nataraja: Compiled By Shiva Rea

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Yoga Playlist-Ultra Chill

ultra chill yoga playlist

While yoga might just be a routine activity for some people, there are others who use yoga as a way to connect with their inner selves and to free their minds of the problems that they are facing. According to Patanjali, who was one of the founding fathers of this practice, Yoga is the name of ‘stilling the mind’. In yoga, you still your mind and mental stillness takes you away from any kind of distraction or judgment that you face in your daily life.

Music for Mental Stillness in Yoga

Some people might associate mental stillness with silence but this does not always have to be the case. Your mind can be still and focused when without any silence. You just have to listen to the right kind of music as it will put you in a trance that will allow you to enjoy yoga and connect with your spirit. If you are just starting out, you mind find it confusing to sit silently doing yoga exercises without anything to synchronize them to. With music, this awkwardness is removed as you can connect with your mind and body. This physical and mental flow definitely helps you do much better.

Of course, this differs from person to person. Some people might like to have music playing in the background while others might be distracted by the same music. If you feel that the music you are playing is bringing back memories that you do not want to think about, then you can simply mute. However, for most people, music provides a rhythm that they can move to, while doing yoga. It also depends on the kind of yoga you are doing. For example, for Hatha, you would need a static kind of music playlist as it foes with the yoga poses.

Getting into the Flow

Science has been working on finding out how music affects our body and mind. According to most studies, music plays a role in improving your mood and enhancing physical performance. If there are so many benefits, then why not have a playlist playing in the background when you are doing yoga or teaching your students. Having some music in the background can make yoga much more fun especially if you are doing it with a group of people. Curating a yoga playlist is not like curating one for a road trip or a party. You have to play the right songs that will take you out of your fatigue and bring you to a world when you can flow with the words. This playlist will surely help you get into this world. The softer tones in these songs will help you get into a rhythm and go with the flow.

Ultra Chill

1. Second Sense-Second Sense

2. Angels-Thievery Corp Remix-Wax Poetic

3. Make Things Right-Lemon Jelly

4. Revolution Solution-Thievery Corp

5. Mannix-Klament Julienne

6.Get a Move On-Mr. Scuff

7. Valley of the Dolls-Mylo

8. Lita Kafez-Nurai

9. Montego Bay Spleen-St. Germain

10. Kanawa-Habib Koite

11. Indian Folklore-Hariprasad Chauraisa

 

Shiva Yoga Playlist

yoga playlist for shiva
Different religions have different beliefs and teachings. Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world and its basis is laid on different Gods and their stories. One of the strongest Hindu Gods is Shiva. Shiva is the God of Divine Energy, Time, Destruction, Devas, Destroyer of Evil and God of Dance. he is the Lord of all Gods or Devas. Other names of Shiva are Bholenath, Shankara and Mahesha. There are many mentions of Shiva in the Holy Scriptures. It is said that Shiva has three eyes. He used the third eye to burn Desire to ashes. Shiva also has a crescent moon on his head.

In most iconography, Shiva is shown covered in ashes. This shows that every material existence in the world will come to an end and turn to ashes. It is important that, during your life, your search for spiritual liberation as life is going to end one day for everyone. Shiva is often seen in a yoga pose. Since most of his iconography shows him meditating, Shiva is also called the God of Yoga. This is why yoga is often associated with Lord Shiva.

Shiva and Yoga

There is definitely a strong association between Lord Shiva and yoga. God is often seen in a meditating pose which is why many people say that the Lord is closely linked to yoga. In many yoga classes, Hindu songs are played as they help in keeping the yoga-doers in sync. If you want to relax and have attained mental wellness, you can do so by doing yoga. Not only does it help in keeping you mentally healthy but it also plays a role in ensuring that your mind is at peace.

This playlist is called Shiva Playlist because it has songs that are associated with the God. There are songs like Third Eye and Jaia Ganesha that will help you do your yoga poses much better. There is an aim song in the list too i.e. Cold Water Music. I have curated this playlist by keeping the Hindu God in mind. It is not only good for people from the Hindu faith but will also be amazing background music, during yoga, for everyone. You might not be able to understand the language in some songs such as Hawa Dolo by Ali Farka but the music is so captivating that it will keep you in your tracks. All the tracks in this playlist are great for group or individual yoga practice. So, the next time you pull out your yoga mat to relax your mind, you can play this playlist on Spotify.

Shiva

1. Prana (Sahana Vavatu)-Craig Kohland
2. Transform-TJ Remi
3. Sangit Dub-PFL
4. Anthem-Gus Gus
5. The Dub and the Restless-Ticklah
6. Third Eye-Glen Velez
7. Jaia Ganesha-Dum Dum Project
8. Sundance-Shiva Nova
9. Cold Water Music-Aim
10. Chandini Chowk-Midival Punditz
11. Sabali-Rokia Traore
12. Hawa Dolo-Ali Farka Toure
13. Rudrashtakam-Krishna Das
14. Svefn-g-englar-Sigur Ros