My soothing playlist is just as important as my yoga sequence. I tend to have an intense emotional response to music, so I spend a lot of time selecting music and musicians that best fit and creatively match my home yoga practice. I not only use my yoga playlists in my classes but these musicians are often the first thing I listen to when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I hear before I fall asleep at night or unwind for bed. Here are list of SOME of my 5 favourite non-lyrical musicians I love to listen to and highly recommend! There are many more, but let's start with these ones...
1. Olafur Arnalds: Icelandic born, I'd describe his work as a mix of classical piano to electronic pop. Featured in many films, his compositions are varied, creating an ambience and atmosphere of beats and poetic brilliance.
2. Giancarlo Erra: Italian born, Erra combines guitar and other instrumentals to evoke a multitude of emotions. I find his music melancholic but also hopeful. He accompanies me on many walks while outdoors.
3. Max Richter: A British-German composer, Max Richter offers an eclectic style. His music lends itself to epic cinematic masterpieces. Richter is my therapist personified, a soft pillow to cry into but also a window into my soul. I always feel a sense of relief after listening to countless hours of his music.
4. Garth Stevenson: A Canadian composer, Stevenson offers a sensory glimpse into nature. His music is layered, blending nature and instrument together. He is a household name in the world of yoga playlists.
5. Ludovico Einaudi: A veteran Italian pianist and composer, minimalist in nature, but contemporary in scope, Einaudi's musical scores have been featured in many films. I adore his musical compositions.