The 2nd Chakra: Yoga Playlist

This month we begin the 2nd chakra in my Chakra Yoga class at 8 Limbs Yoga. The first week of this class was cancelled due to the July 4th holiday, but I am looking forward to diving into the waters of the 2nd chakra tomorrow evening. In the mean time, I thought I would set the tone with my 2nd Chakra Yoga Playlist, based on the water element. Enjoy!

Invocation to the Water Element: Kerala Dream by Cynthia Bourgeault
Watermoon: Perfect Balance: Musical Healing Volume 2 by Bernard Scholl
Natural Healing: Perfect Balance: Musical Healing Volume 2 by Shajan
Subterranean Sanctuary: Down Temple Dub: Waves by Desert Dwellers
Misty Mountain: Down Temple Dub: Waves by Desert Dwellers
Orcadrift (Remix): Essence by Adham Shaikh
Lotus Heart: Down Temple Dub: Waves by Desert Dwellers
The Yearning: Reiki-Whale Dreaming by Kamal
Let Your Heart be Known: So Much Magnificence by Steve Gold


The Haunting Melody: A Cello Playlist

About a year ago, I was introduced to the hauntingly beautiful cello music of local cellist, Gretchen Yanover. Every time I played her music in class, students always wanted to know who the artist was. To this day, her music brings similar responses in classes.

Recently, by way of a Radiolab podcoast, I found another cello player I absolutely adore, Zoe Keating. Her cello music is astoundingly different but with the same haunting beauty that caught be off guard when I first heard it. I have since introduced her music in classes as well and am enjoying sharing this new exploration with students. Below you will find my Cello x’s Deux playlist, perfect for everything from a gentle flow to a vinyasa class…not to mention an evening by the fire or in the company of a good book. Enjoy!

Cello x’s Deux Flow
Forest Zoe Keating
Greener Gretchen Yanover
Will Gretchen Yanover
Geometry Of Dreams Gretchen Yanover
Frozen Angels Zoe Keating
Don’t Worry Zoe Keating
Optimist Zoe Keating
Sun Will Set Zoe Keating
Cedar Gretchen Yanover
Sequoia Gretchen Yanover
Nocturne Gretchen Yanover