I am a gigantic fan of combining music with my practice and my teaching…as those of you who’ve taken classes with me know! Often really great music in a class can draw me even deeper into the practice by bringing me right into the moment. Sometimes that crescendo of music can give me the courage to hold for one more breath, or try something that draws up my fears. Every once in awhile when I’m overly frustrated about life (yes, it happens to everyone) I have a “crunchy” playlist that I tend to sweat and push hard to…by the end all of my frustrations have trickled their way onto my mat and out of my body. It’s magical really.
Anyhow, today I’d like to share one of my playlists with you! Each of my playlists is based on how I teach my classes (and practice). They start with a mellow song to draw you into the practice and then increase in tempo from there until they reach a pinnacle, which is often where we are working hardest in the practice. Once we’ve reached the top of that crescendo the tempo begins to slow, eventually working down to a slow, mellow, ease you into savasana song. I always finish with a savasana song that is free of lyrics or anything too pulsing…something that invites you to relax.
The playlist I’m sharing with you today includes one of my most recent favourite songs (I have many right now, but this one really is great), Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs (Luke Danfield Bluehouse Edit). This song is really easy to get funky to and induces some serious head bobbing for me quite instantly.
I hope you enjoy this playlist as much as I do!
The Complete Playlist can be found on SoundCloud.com, feel free to follow me so you can check out other music I like and watch for new (and old) playlists being added. My username is just Brittanya Beddington.
Vinyasa Flow Playlist – 1 Hour Practice
If you ever want to check out one of these playlists in action, you can catch me teaching at Wild Woods, check out our Schedule. Get those bobbing heads and tapping toes to your mats and practice on!!