I use music intentionally in my prenatal yoga classes, with playlists that will coincide with the flow of my plan for that day. There are always slower songs in the beginning of class, music that picks up the pace in the middle and then we end on a relaxing note. I use many of the same songs in my classes knowing that when my students hear certain songs start to play through the speakers, it sparks a response in the body.
"Oh perfect, that song always means savasana is right around the corner!"
I love the idea that they might use some of the same music that I play in class to assist them in their labor. I get asked for my playlists often and I am always happy to share! Today I'm listing some of my most popular and requested songs that you can use for your own home yoga practice, meditations and even your labor playlist. The songs are in no particular order, and some are intended to build energy in the room while others bring quiet and calm. If you come to class on Sunday's you will probably find all of them very familiar!
Yoga & Labor Playlist
Om Shanti by Shiva Yoga, Sachi Driver and Glenn Sharp
Aad Guray Nameh by Jai- Jagdeesh
To Zion by Trevor Hall
Green Mountain State by Trevor Hall
Heaven by The Rolling Stones
Funky Guru by Prem Joshua
Be The Change by MC Yogi
Higher Love by James Vincent Mc Morrow
Stay Alive by Jose Gonzalez
Halo by Lotte Kestner
Painter (Valentine) by Lapsley
Shanti (Peace Out) by MC Yogi
Directions by Nahko and Medicine for the People
For What It's Worth (India Dub) by DJ Drez
Ma Durga by Krishna Das
Awake My Body by Alexander
Ocean Eyes (Astronomy Remix) by Billie Eilish
The Boxer by Jerry Douglas
Tus Pies by Nahko and Medicine for the People
Skinny Love by Bon Iver
Hero by Family of the Year
The Goddess Suite- Mother Song by Krishna Das
Om Namah Shivaya by MC Yogi
Heal by Tom Odell
Sea of Love by Cat Power
Daughters of the Soho Riots by The National
Without You by Harry Nilsson
Charlie Boy by The Guitar Tribute Players
Creations Daughter by Nahko
Any song by A Tribe Called Red
I hope this is gives you some ideas for your own playlists at home! You can also find some great music at two of my favorite Spotify Playlists: Gabrielle Bernstein Meditations and UMAMOTHER (Patti Q).
Do you have a favorite song (or songs) that you know others would love but you don't see it here? Comment below and share it with us!
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