spin it dj yogi

For the most part, I rarely teach yoga to music.  We’re bombarded by so much noise pollution in the outside world and we have the opportunity, with our time on the mat, to create a sacred space to tap into and become aware of our inner world – free from distraction.

yoga-music-artSimultaneously, there can be something tangible and soul opening about music can’t there?  We’ve all been on our mat (or our cars or the public bus), when ‘that’ song comes on the that sets our foot-a-tappin, and warms our hearts to glow just a little bit brighter.  Music that vibrates at the right frequency, can create a visceral response in the body.  There is music that has the power to move mind blocks and emotional scars from our hips and from our hearts. Music can be the catalyst for letting go of tears and fears in Eka Pada Raja Kapotanasana (pigeon pose).  And so, by request – here is a list of my Top 10 Favorite Heart-Glowing Savasana Songs. Some are in sanskrit, some are in english, some are just plain instrumental.  All are guaranteed to make your heart shine. Enjoy.

Top Savasana Songs

Krishna Das – God is Real (Hare Ram)
Bliss – A Hundred Thousand Angels
Wah! – Heart Sutra
Invocation – Angel’s Prayer
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow
Sacred Earth – Om Namaa Shiviya
k.d. Lang – Hallejulah
Alexi Murdoch – Orange Sky
Miten & Deva Premal – So Much Magnificence
Krishna Das – Mere Gurudev

For those looking for something to spin during their practice, here’s an honorable mention to my Top 3 fave albums that I can play start to finish – sukhasana to savasana over and over and over again.

Favorite Albums to Practice Yoga

Garth Stevenson – FlyingDJ Drez – Jahta Beat (The Lotus Memoirs)
One Giant Leap (What About Me) Soundtrack

And finally, when you need a little somethin’ somethin’ for your monkey mind during meditation.  Nothing beats the ethereal vibrations of these tracks:

Meditation Music

Holosync 3rd Eye Meditation (Centerpointe)

David Hickey Chakra Music

Big Om of Tibet (Tibetan Monks and Nuns)

Then again – there’s always the blissful sound of your own breath.  The drum of your own heartbeat and the stillness of silence.

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