The use of music in yoga classes continues to evolve as much as the practices themselves. There are many considerations and perspectives on the use of music when teaching or doing an asana sequence. Here are some. We have also provided links to some playlists and DIY DJ tips shared by yoga teachers, kirtan artists and Yoga DJs.
From DJ Bhakti Styler
Use these hashtags to find the music mood you desire.
WARM UP #ambient
SUN SALUTATIONS #chill
STANDING POSES #EDM (electronic dance music)
SUPINE POSES/COOL DOWN #yoga #kirtan
SAVASANA #ambient #jazz
DJ Bhakti recommends using these hashtags (#) on SoundCloud.
While you are there you can check out who we follow.
[source: Yoga Journal]
To Play or Not To Play
Does music have a place in the yoga studio? If so, what kind of music belongs there? And if so-called “spiritual music” is the only kind that does, who gets to determine what “spiritual music” is?
We have heard from yoga studio owners who have been contacted about licensing music played in their classes or studios.
The author provides yoga teachers, ” a new breed of DJ” with tips to help inspire and guide teachers through the music selection and sequencing process.
A musician/yoga practitioners thoughts on the influence of live music on asana practice.
NOTE: Some of the resources offered are through organizations that require a membership to review their materials.