One way that I like to connect with my yoga students is through music. Music has always been a huge part of my life, with parents who used to play everything from Mariah Carey to Elvis to Jethro Tull to Mahler, during all stages of my life. Just the act of listening to music evokes for me feelings of positivity, family, community, and connection. And of course individual songs and artists so easily call to mind a particular emotion or memory from my life. We all know how much music can influence our minds and our moods - and I like to use it to create a fun and playful atmosphere in many of my yoga classes.
I believe in balance. There is a time and a place for more silent, serious, and meditative yoga (although lets not take ourselves too seriously). And there is a time and a place for lighthearted and fun yoga. Life is about balance, yoga is about balance, and one way I keep us on the playful end of the spectrum is through my themed playlists.
I'm highlighting a few of the favorites from over the last year. More to come!
David Bowie Tribute Yoga (RIP D.B.):
Old School Hip Hop Yoga: Ladies Style (This one was for a bachelorette party)