Classical Playlist for Yoga

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
January 17, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — I've been practicing yoga for about 4 years. While I started slowly I was quickly amazed at how wonderfully "connected" the human body is. Mind and body and consciousness all play off of one another. I think our sense of hearing also has a part in all of this play. Many superb teachers of yoga use music during their classes. While I certainly don't presume to be an instructor, I do offer a playlist that I believe is all about flow: the flow from one basic yoga posture into another, from a basic child's pose, to an initial sun salutation, and all the way to a delicious shavasana. One of the benefits of yoga practice is the joy of practicing being in the "here and now." Each of these pieces provides a friendly "now." I hope that you enjoy them.

Playlist

Andrzej Panufnik: Hommage a Chopin (Andantino)

JS Bach: Sarabande from French Suite No. 5

John Tavener: Come and Do Your Will in Me

Andrew York: Pacific Coast Highway

Arvo Part: Mirror in the Mirror

John Dowland: Pavana

Jacopo Peri: Un di Soleto

Sergio Assad: Jobiniana No 1

(for Shivasana)

Astor Piazolla: Soledad

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