I cannot move without music! Having danced my whole life, I pretty much need that ‘5,6,7,8’ and a little bit of a beat to move to. The thing I love about rocket yoga is that, in my experience, the breath also follows a strong beat. Perfect! When I’m practicing at home, I have a couple of go-to playlists on Spotify that I turn to for either my movement, or savasana, and I love finding new songs on various studio or teacher Spotify accounts.
The team at Pure Gym are on the look out for playlist inspiration and running a little competition featuring your dream playlist. So here are just a few of my favourite songs when teaching or practicing yoga inspired movement.
The Cinematic Orchestra – Arrival of the Birds & Transformation
The flow and beauty of this track just makes me want to soar through any practice. I often cue my clients to hold an asana or posture and simply drink in this glorious music with their breath. It’s a favourite of mine.
Klingande – Jubel (original mix)
I love this track for an invigorating, playful and energising workout. It can work for anything from yoga to dance!
Mogwai – History Day
A little deeper and darker this track, still with a strong beat though. I like it for days that I want to delve into myself while practicing and focus solely on the core positions, less on the flow and ‘beautiful asanas’.
Dustin O’Halloran – We Move Lightly
One of my absolutely favourite songs for savasana or any kind of relaxation. I’m a sucker for a gentle piano playing, so this just soothes me mind completely.
Josh Kramer – anything!
I’m a big fan of the instrumental music from Josh Kramer. Similar in style to O’Halloran, it puts me in a lovely state of calm. I’ve even been known to be listening to this during rush hour on the tube!
So there you have my favourites! I occasionally pop up playlists on my Spotify account, so perhaps give that a follow, and I’ll make some more!
This post of part of a competition run by Pure Gym. See here for more information.