Get Your Flow On: 4 Spotify Playlists to Enrich Your Yoga Practice

Get Your Flow On: 4 Spotify Playlists to Enrich Your Yoga Practice

November 09, 2020

By: Brooke Davidson // @brooke_being

 

 

Self-practice can be challenging. You might step onto the mat and think What poses should I do? In what order? For how long? Where do I even begin? This is where a good playlist can come in handy. Cue up a good progression of music, and your body might just find itself moving of its own accord.

Keep reading to see a few groovy playlists to inspire movement on the mat.

 

1. “Yoga Playlist of the Month” - Breath and Flow

As implied by its title, this playlist is remixed on a monthly basis by its husband and wife curators: Flo & Bre Neidhammer. These well-known traveling yoga teachers are also music enthusiasts, and know how to organize a groovy and fun playlist for yoga practice.

Length: 60 min

Best suited for: Vinyasa / flow classes

 

2. “Playful” - Brooke

Another helpfully-titled playlist, this compilation of songs combines some traditional yoga beats with some vibey remixes. This playlist follows a clear arc - intensifying throughout the middle portion and slowing at the end - which serves as a wonderful cue to your body / mind to follow suit as you flow along.

Length: 1 hour, 21 min

Best suited for: Vinyasa / flow / power classes

 

3. “Yoga Workout: Relaxing Instrumental Grooves and Moods” - Astrowanderer00

If you’re looking for a more mellow playlist to accompany gentler movements, then consider checking this playlist out. This series of songs creates a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere conducive to a relaxing practice.

Length: 3hr 17min

Best suited for: Yin / restorative / meditation classes

 

4. “Handpan / Hang ~ Soothing, Relaxing, Calming” - Jate

Another gentler playlist, this collection of music revolves around the specific instrumentals of handpans / hang drums. This playlist therefore provides a steady mellow vibe that could serve as a great soundtrack to gentler movement or even seated meditation.

Length: 8hr 1min

Best suited for: Meditation / yin / restorative

All in all…

…finding some good music can be a great starting point for having a fruitful practice. I hope these playlists serve as a good starting point in that process.

 

 

 

Brooke is a contributing author for Tada Rugs. Tada Rugs is a 5x7 yoga mat disguised as an artistic area rug that you never have to put away. Tada is short for tadasana, or mountain pose, and our own backyard in the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado is where we find our inspiration. Check out our new designs, enter for a chance to win a new Tada Rug, and be sure to follow us for deals and insider specials! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact us through our website! Tie a room together and bring your practice home.



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