If you're a regular practitioner of yoga, you've probably experienced the magic of a great yoga class. But have you ever noticed how much better your practice is when there's music playing in the background? Music and yoga go together like peanut butter and jelly, like sun and sand, like...well, you get the idea. Here are just a few reasons why music is so important for yoga classes:
1. It helps you get in the zone.
Let's face it: sometimes, it can be hard to quiet your mind and focus on your breath when you're in a room full of other people. But when you have music playing in the background, it can help you block out distractions and get into a meditative state more easily.
2. It sets the mood.
The right music can help create a peaceful, calming atmosphere that's perfect for yoga. Whether it's soft, soothing melodies or upbeat, energizing tunes, the music you choose can help set the tone for your entire practice.
3. It can help you stay motivated.
Sometimes, holding a pose for what feels like an eternity can be tough. But when there's music playing, it can give you that extra boost of energy and motivation you need to power through and stay in the pose a little longer.
4. It's a great way to express yourself.
Yoga is all about expressing yourself and connecting with your inner self. And what better way to do that than through music? Whether you're a fan of classical music or prefer something a little more modern, the music you choose can say a lot about you and your practice.
So there you have it, folks. Music and yoga are a match made in heaven and modern science proves it. Research shows that music can create shifts in brain chemistry and structure that can impact physical and mental health. As I sign off, remember music is the universal language. As long as human beings have been on this planet, sound is viewed as a community connector, personal healer, and artful expression. We love music in our classes at Pure and invite you to share your favorites with our teachers too.
Below is a playlist to get you going