Yoga Music – How and Where to Find It
I often wonder how instructors and studios find all their yoga music. I haven’t set foot into a record/cd store in over seven years, so it’s not like I ever walk up to the “Eclectic Music” section, put on some headphones and start listening to some music samples.
Recently, however, I was turned on to an online music service called Last.fm, which is a great way to find any type of music. What I was particularly interested in looking for was music to practice my yoga with, as well as some soft and slow music that I could keep on a low volume in the background while I was meditating.Well, Last.fm is exactly what I’ve been looking for. The service gives you two options: you can either sign up for a free account on their website and listen to the music directly in your web browser or you can download a small application that will run on your Mac or PC.
What’s great is that you can just type in any group or band and it will not only play music that’s performed by that group but, more importantly, it will also give you similar music from other groups.
But what if you don’t know the name of a group or artist to start your search? No problem, Last.fm also gives you the option to type in keywords that search their database of tags (key phrases). For example, if you type in the word “yoga”, you will get 10+ hours or more of amazing music that will work perfectly for any yoga workout. (Okay, occasionally there’s a strange techno song that seems out of place, but for the most part it does the trick.)
What’s even better is that if you hear a song you love, you can click on the little heart icon and it will add that track to a special “My Loved Tracks” list, and you can choose to listen to only those tracks whenever you want to.
Check it out and I guarantee you’ll be glad you did. Music is beautiful and being turned on to new music can bring a fresh level of energy and an added dimension to your life.
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