Do yogis workout? Isn’t yoga a workout? Sure, but sometimes you need to combine cardio with weights to reach your fitness goals in addition to downward dog and Sat Kriya. But why not still get a workout for your spirit by playing mantra and other sacred music while you’re working out? You don’t have to put on meditation music and fall asleep while you’re trying to spin. There’s plenty of yoga music that can ramp up your workout and get your heart spinning with the bike wheels!
Try these 5 yoga music albums to add a kick to your workout AND your spirit.
This album is just absolute fun. With tracks from Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh, Mirabai Ceiba, Guru Singh, Nirinjan Kaur, Gurunam Singh, Sat Kartar and others that have been reworked and revisioned by DJs from all over the world, you’ll get your daily dose of mantra with serious dance beats and grooves.
This CD by MC Yogi is kirtan’s answer to hip-hop. With cool instrumentals and messages like “Be that change that you want to see in the world…just like Gandhi!”, you’ll be inspired to push past goals on the treadmill and in your life.
Aykanna, a musical duo from California, is so groovy and cool that you’ll feel hipper just listening to them. Tracks like “Beautiful Day” will make you feel so good and glowy you won’t know if its the sweat or the sweetness making you shine.
This drum-rich album by the Mayapuris will keep you moving, jumping and praising the divine. The infectious energy will give you a special pep in your step to get through an extra rep or two.
Sada Sat Kaur’s Mantra Masala is a spicy Kundalini yoga album. The tracks “Har Har Har Har Gobinday” and “Adi Shakti Bhangra Mix” are so uplifting you might just find yourself unable to workout…and starting to dance instead! I dare you to NOT start to move when these songs are played. And while I win the dare, you can win the calorie burn!