Music for Yoga (and You)


Music for Yoga (and You): A blog about how music can help you relax considering that a lot of yoga teachers also use it as background music.

So to sum up, if you are thinking about using music in your classes, make sure that you like the music and find it relaxing. Keep in mind that many people don’t want to listen to just any kind of music during their practice, so it is important to consider all the aspects I mentioned above.

Many yoga teachers use music in their classes, but before adding music to your teaching repertoire, you might want to ask yourself some questions. Your answers will help clarify whether or not teaching with music is something you want to incorporate into your classes, and it will help you decide which type of music would be appropriate for the classes you teach.

Music for Yoga (and You): A blog about how music can help you relax considering that a lot of yoga teachers also use it as background music.

Listening to music can be relaxing and reduce stress. For example, listening to classical or New Age music while practicing yoga can often help students relax.

In fact, a lot of yoga instructors use electronic music during classes.

If you are new to yoga, it’s important to practice in a classroom where the instructor uses relaxing music so you can more easily tune out distractions and focus on the benefits of your practice.

Yoga teacher, musician, and author Gavin Everall created this site to give you insight into the benefits of music for yoga.

Relaxing electronic music

Yoga Music for Relaxation

As you browse the site, you’ll learn about how music can help you relax whether it is during a workout session or at home.

If you are a yoga teacher and need some background music for your classes, then this blog is also for you. The purpose of this site is to show you how music can help your students relax and focus on their breathing and poses.

I am a big fan of music and can enjoy listening to almost any genre. Sometimes I like to listen to something light and easy, sometimes I feel like having some heavy metal playing in the background, and sometimes I just want to put on some classical music or jazz, depending on my mood.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that I often talk about using music as background for yoga classes. In fact, during a typical class I might use three or four different kinds of music. It starts with some light pieces for tuning in at the beginning and continues with more dynamic tracks for warm-ups and exercises. Eventually when it is time for the actual yoga postures (asanas), I will play some relaxing electronic music that continues until the end when we close with some chanting or mantras/kirtans.

But why do so many yoga teachers play music during their classes? Well, there are several reasons for this. First of all, it is simply nice to have something pleasant in the background while doing yoga. But secondly, it helps students to relax even more.

Yoga, in general, is a great way to relieve stress and calm the body and mind. While practicing yoga, it is important to have a peaceful mind, which is why most yoga teachers like to use music during their classes.

Music can be used as yoga background noise or music for relaxation if you would like to practice your poses at home. It is also helpful for meditation because it focuses the mind and blocks out any external distractions that could make your mind wander.

It does not matter if you are just starting out with yoga or have been practicing it for years; music can help you get into the right frame of mind when doing your poses.

Music has been proven to reduce stress levels, so using it while doing yoga can help reduce anxiety even further than just doing the poses themselves would do!

As many of you know, I like to listen to music while I practice yoga. I have found that music can increase the relaxation and enjoyment of my yoga practice.

For those of you who are interested, here is a list of some of my favorite artists for my home yoga practice (in alphabetical order):

1. Bebel Gilberto: Bebel Gilberto is the daughter of Bossa Nova legend Joao Gilberto and singer Miucha. She has taken this beautiful style of Brazilian music and made it her own with her sultry voice and refined production. Her latest record “Tanto Tempo” is one of my favorites for yoga practice.

2. Coldplay: Coldplay’s debut album “Parachutes” features their hit single “Yellow.” It is a great album for yoga practice because it features a lot of soft, acoustic tracks and they are really good songs too!

3. Enigma: This project has produced some wonderful ‘world’ music that combines middle-eastern sounds with ambient electronic grooves. Their first two albums “MCMXC a.D.” and “The Cross of Changes” are both excellent for yoga practice as well as any other type of relaxing activity (such as reading, etc…).


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