Prana Acoustic playlist- 9/12/10

A couple of months ago, the good folks at Prana Power Yoga asked me to teach a new Sunday morning class they branded Prana Acoustic, which I think of as a power yoga class with a Sunday Brunch vibe.  As a yoga teacher, this presents something of a challenge, since “yoga music” has become synonymous with either new age and electronica, which rarely are even remotely acoustic, or chanting, which is not usually my first choice of tunes on a Sunday morning. As a musician who loves all kinds of acoustic music, I thought this could be great fun. So I’ll periodically post playlists from this and other classes here. All of this music is available on Itunes unless otherwise noted, so do check it out. Here’s the first playlist.

Stream Karma, Tori-     The Buddha Experience – Zen Lounge (Disc 2)

Flowing Ganga, Masood Ali Khan-  The Yoga Sessions

Kind Folk, Kenny Wheeler-   Angel Song

All My Days, Alexi Murdoch-   Time Without Consequence

You’ve Got a Friend, Jacky Terrasson-   Mirror

Poinciana, Keith Jarrett Trio-  Whisper Not [Disc 2]

Waltz For Ruth, Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden- Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories)

Circlesong Four, Bobby McFerrin-   Circlesongs

Find Him, Cassandra Wilson-  New Moon Daughter

Gaval Dance, Glen Velez, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Selim Kusur & Setrak Sarkissian- Nafas

The Music Is the Magic, Abbey Lincoln-   Abbey Sings Abbey

Brother Mister, Christian McBride-  Kind of Brown

At the Still Point, Story-     The Angel in the House

Pipe Down, Bill Frisell-    Nashville

Little Green, Joni Mitchell-   Blue

Stoner Hill, Brian Blade-    Season Of Changes

Snow on a Flower, Nguyen Le-    Walking on the Tiger’s Tail

Common Threads, Bobby McFerrin-   Medicine Music

(I will post this as an IMix in Itunes as son as I work the bugs out.)  The class happens every Sunday, with a new playlist, at 7:30 am at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge.

Music in yoga classes, even though it’s become the norm and not the exception, is still a pretty combustible topic in the yoga world, and one I’m sure to return to in this blog, but in the meantime, enjoy the music!

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One Response to Prana Acoustic playlist- 9/12/10

  1. I’ve just gotten around to checking out some of these songs, and I’m in love. I’d really enjoy seeing more posts of your acoustic playlist, I’ve been needing to shake up my own yoga music sets!

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