How to Create a Yoga Music Playlist to add flavor and intensity to your yoga classes or yoga practice.
Many of us have had our most inspiring yoga moments thanks to the beautiful song playing alongside the instructions.
However, the lyrics and beat of the songs you choose can also derail your class because of the distractive nature of music.
If you want to know how to create the perfect yoga music playlist to electrify your yoga sessions, the following tips should come in handy.
UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE
Choose songs that will resonate with your class
How to Create a Yoga Music Playlist
When you are selecting a yoga playlist, you want to choose songs that will resonate with your class and push them to greater heights during the session.
If your selection is in tune with your audience, everybody would be in high spirits, following your instructions and getting their own fix of introspection and relaxation as the music plays along.
Never play music that is too upbeat in your class unless you want to ruin the peaceful mood of everyone.
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Be sure to choose tracks in tune with the preferences and musical style of the environment
The environment is also important when you are creating a yoga playlist. Are you creating a playlist for stay-at-home moms or busy executives?
Are your students in their twenties or high net worth retirees?
Be sure to choose tracks in tune with the preferences and musical style of the environment.
For example, the playlist for a yoga class in a hospital should differ from that of a private studio.
WHERE TO FIND YOGA PLAYLISTS
Many yoga teachers uses various streaming sources for making their own yoga playlists.
The most used is probably Spotify. Here’s a few of my favourite Spotify Yoga music playlist.
- Yoga Inspired – Sworkit Wourkout Playlist. An awesome yoga playlist created by Sworkit
- Hatha Yoga indian Style. A gentle yoga playlist created by Marcela Marin
- Kundalini Summer Yoga 2018 created by Salila Gyanjot
- Savasana Songs created by Lauren Eckstrom
- Vinyasa Flow. A fantastic vinyasa yoga playlist created by Bea Whitton Tufo
- Yoga – Vinyasa Flow. A modern yoga playlist created by Vittoria Montanari
- Kundalini Matras/Yoga Viva. This is a lovely Kundalini yoga playlist created by Zamira Cifuentes Castro
- Sirgun Kaur All Mantra Music So Far. All her fantastic Mantras. Created by Sirgun Kaur
- Meditation & Yoga created by Mellotron Meditation
- Yoga (Playlist) to the people created by Kelly Alysia Barrett
- Songs OF Eden. All my songs for yoga and mediation
Another great place to find yoga music playlists is Youtube. Listen some of our youtube yoga playlists HERE
PRACTICE WITH YOUR PLAYLIST
So you have chosen some excellent tracks, but have you tried them before going to the class?
You need to practice to your playlist to determine the flow of the song and how to sync the playlist with your class.
If you played the selection without first listening and practicing to the playlist, you might end up conducting the class without the music if it distracts the class or you get your cues wrong.
Choose 10 perfect songs for your yoga playlist for a start, practice to it, and increase as you go.
UPDATE YOUR PLAYLISTS
Spice things up with new tracks once in a while.
Your class will get bored of listening to the same tracks over and over again. Variation is important, so spice things up with new tracks once in a while.
You can check out the best yoga playlist Spotify users are streaming right now or vinyasa yoga playlists Spotify is promoting currently.
Another great idea is to make a monthly playlist.
One great example of this is actress, writer, international yoga teacher and entrepreneur Adriene Mishler. Listen to her monthy yoga playlists here:
VOLUMEThe volume of the music is vital to the effectiveness of your yoga playlist. If the volume is too low, you lose the exhilarating power of the music. Too high, you risk overshadowing your voice, making it difficult for students to hear your instructions.
READ SOME OF MY FAVOURITE ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS ABOUT HOW TO CREATE A YOGA MUSIC PLAYLIST
Entrepreneur and founder of YogaByCandace list of favourite yoga songs. Read it here.
This very informative post by Lauren Beth Jacobs published on Yoga International is a must to read. Read it here.
Crisanto Santa Ana tells about his experience as a yoga musican in this article in Breatheoc.com. Read it here.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post about How to Create a Yoga Music Playlist.