Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Broga!

There are a few schools of thought when it comes to music and yoga. Some teachers or lineages of yoga feel that music can be distracting and perhaps hold us back from achieving the enlightenment we may be seeking through our practice. And I totally get that. But when it comes to Broga I am fully in TEAM JAM.

Us Brogis are what is known in yogic terms as "householders" - which means we practice yoga, but have no desire to go live in a cave, monk style. Well, not yet anyways (although some days that does seem appealing... :P) We live in, and are of this modern world. Which includes some pretty neat things. Like... music!

Anything we can do to bring joy into our practice, to make it something we enjoy coming to is a major plus in my books. If you're anything like me, you probably listen to music all the time to get you in the mood to work, exercise, relax and erm... other things. Why not add yoga to that list?! 

Music is a great way to fire up a home practice that might have become a little stale or predictable, and to bring a bit of extra light and fun into our usual routine. One caution though: spontaneous dance break-outs on the mat can occur *breaks out the twerking*

Here are some great tracks I have been enjoying practising to of late. And remember Broga now has a spotify, so you can Broag along at home to your favourite tracks from class. 

The Weeknd / Enemy (Instrumental) 

Purity Ring / Obedear 

2 Cellos / Hurt

Beach House/ D.A.R.L.I.N.G

James Vincent McMorrow / Higher Love

Brian Eno / Deep Blue Day  

Ane Brun (feat Jose Gonzales) / Worship 

Flaming Lips/ All We Have is Now

Jonsi / Hengilas 

Grimes/ Dream Fortress 

Survivor / Eye of the Tiger

Any favourite tracks you like to pratice to Brogis? Suggestions welcome!


PS. Don't forget Saturday classes are still running at JStudios, North Fitzroy. Get your butt down here and join the broga gang!