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August 9, 2012 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Looking for the best new and old yoga music!

I have a yoga instructor who played a selection of awesome modern music during the yoga classes, some of it was very yoga-ish and sort of quiet rock/New Age and some of it was just other relaxing music. She refuses to reveal the sources of her fantastic playlist. Can you help me try to find some similarly awesome (or maybe even the same) music to listen to when I do yoga at home?

My very favorite song she used had the melody of Coldplay's "Paradise", but had a different singer and words.

I've seen this question but it's 5 years old, and I suspect much other great music has been made in the meantime.
posted by treehorn+bunny to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
My wife listens to Based on a True Story by Fat Freddy's Drop when she practices yoga.
posted by MoonOrb at 11:09 AM on August 9, 2012


In my practice, I listen to a lot of stuff that I think I'd be embarrassed to admit to my audiophile friends, but I like it for yoga. It's pretty yoga-ish. It's a lot of modern kirtan type music. So if you're into that, I like:

Jai Uttal
Bhagavan Das
Snatam Kaur
Uma Reed
Groovananda
Krishna Das
David Garrigues

Sometimes I'm not feeling the Om Namah Shivaya music so much, and I like to listen to things like Bat for Lashes, Imogen Heap, Mason Bates, and other more pop-rock-ish/electronica/ambient type things. I'll come back if I think of more.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:10 AM on August 9, 2012


I should mention actually that if you like kirtan, one album by Bhagavan Das I really like quite a bit is Golden Voice.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:13 AM on August 9, 2012


This is a shot in the dark, but is the Paradise cover that she's playing this one? (If it is, I quite like it, too!)
posted by MeghanC at 1:21 PM on August 9, 2012


Julianna Barwick is just about perfect for yoga. Also: Four Tet, Mum, The Books.

And for even more chanting: Richard Freeman.
posted by munyeca at 4:03 PM on August 9, 2012


Seconding Four Tet and The Books, and recommending Boards of Canada.
posted by a halcyon day at 10:22 PM on August 9, 2012


MeghanC, THAT'S IT!

Thanks to everyone else for the other great ideas.
posted by treehorn+bunny at 9:41 AM on August 13, 2012


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