What is the perfect yoga music?

Finding the right mix of music for your yoga workout is often very personal. We research over 1000 yoga playlists on Spotify to see what sort of music people would put in their yoga music playlists. This is what we found.

Most track are tagged as Meditation music. Meditation music could be a wide range of songs but would commonly be slow moving ambient music with very little percussion or even musical movement.

Meditation Music  34% Trad. Indian/Devotional  18% Indie/Alternative  13% Classical  7% Pop  4% Folk  4% Other  4% R&B/Soul  4% Electronic  4% Reggae  4% Jazz  3%

Young Jing is an artist on Nomade Records. He curate one of the most popular playlists on Spotify. His list embraces most of the genres in our survey, although leaning towards more meditational

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Our artist Young Jing has compiled a continuous mix of Yoga Music for a full 10 minutes session. Perfect transition and variation in mood and sounds. Many yoga music mixes are way too slow and simple in nature. The 10 min yoga music mix is perfect variation, enough to keep you on your toes as well as find your flow

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How to make a Yoga music playlist?

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There are many views on music during Yoga. Some are against it, some are only looking for instrumental background ambiance, while others take it to the next level—using music to create a unique and personal feeling to their classes building their own playlists or even composing their own music. We do think there are some guidelines to follow to make the perfect yoga music playlist for your session classes or your home practice.

Nomade Records specialises in Yoga music. Please look around the site for Yoga Music playlists, yoga artist and more yoga music content.

If it’s for your yourself it’s easy. You pick what works for your program. On the other hand, if you are also a teacher, there may be a bit more to it. It is important to know the energy of the class. Here are 5 tips that you might find useful to make your yoga music selection for a yoga class:

Start slow and easy

Think of your music like a fish. You need to give time and space at both the beginning and end for breath. Music with too fast of a beat early on may inspire you to move too quick and skip the connection you need with your breath. Music with too active instrumentation or even lyrics may make Savasana difficult.

Young Jing “Sunrise” is a great starting point

Keep it in Major key

Avoid sad songs or songs with a sad undertone. You want an uplifting feel when you began. Typical for staring songs is that they are in Major key and a relatively slow tempo. Some might have chants but mostly humming if any vocals.

Adam G is a great example of a Major Key song well suited to start a Yoga cass

Mix from one song to another

Make sure you listen to your playlist in context. The flow from one song to another should be smooth and ideally not noticeable. A trick here is to chose music from the same artist, a well curated Yoga Music playlist or use music analysis tools to check for Key and BPM. In most cases you will hear if the transition goes smoothly. The yoga music artists on Nomade Records are all specialist in this and are for that reason booked for sessions around the world to perform with Yoga instructors.

Check this Yoga Flow playlist and how well it flows from one song to another..

Don’t use hits for Yoga Music classes

Lyrics creates images in people’s mind. That will distract for focusing during class. Pop songs also might carry different meaning to people – especially if they had a bad experience with that particular song or simply don’t like it. Try to use instrumental covers instead if you really want to use a particular song.

Franz Schrõder is a great pianist doing lots of modern covers. A great place to start.

Have a few extra just in case

Keep in mind that there is a time before and after the session that can be used to get the class into the mood even before you start or easing them out after the session. So having another 4-5 songs would never hurt. This will also be good to adding variation for the next session.

Our artist Bo Degas curates a great Yoga Music playlist that might serve some inspiration for more songs.

What is Yoga Music?

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Yoga is believed to have been around for thousands of years.  Through combination of controlled, deep breathing, a series of stretches, along with mindfulness. The purpose of doing yoga is to create a sense of harmony and connection between your mind and body. The tranquility and clarity is obvious benefit from doing yoga.

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Different kinds of Yoga Music

Music has been an integral part of yoga, from chanting to bells as well as various percussive instruments. Yoga music is divided into two categories in the Nâda Yoga system. The internal, silent vibrations of the self (internal music) and external music, ahata. The internal music is created by yourself and your inner processes. While external yoga music is by no means required to practice yoga, the right playlist can create the perfect mood for your online yoga session or yoga class.

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Is Yoga Music only classical music?

No, but modern yoga often relies on classical music or classic music theory. Classical and orchestral music is often described as music that is positively stimulating the brain. Classical music often produces a calming effect. May people say they practice yoga to benefit the mind and reduce stress. Therefore, Yogis often turn to classical music for yoga classes. 

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Electronic Yoga music

In modern age, a large portion of the music released and listen to on Spotify, Apple and YouTube is electronically produced. Synthesizers and samples can create ush soundscapes and classical movement that are very soothing to the mind and therefore very suitable as Yoga music. Most of the tracks released on Nomade Records are electronic. Several of our artists also include classical elements and composition technique. other common elements are percussion, acoustic instruments such as guitar, vocal as well nature sounds or ambient sounds.

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What does Yoga music do?

Yoga music helps you to feel calmer and more relaxed. Combing yoga music with breathing techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing (Ujjayi breathing) moves us into our parasympathetic response (aka, rest and digest). Not all yoga music is slow and calm, for certain more physically demanding exercises you will need music with slightly higher BPM and more harmonic movement. Nomade Records cater for all kinds of Yoga music though our playlists and our individual artists and their unique sounds and expressions.

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