The Best New Music for Yoga: November 2018 Edition

The coolness and darkness that November brings naturally encourages us to draw our energy and focus inwards. To help you lean into the mood of the month, every song in this month’s collection of yoga music includes resonant sounds or vocals and has a slow, easy tempo. We encourage you not to shy away from stillness in your yoga practice this month and hope that our yoga music picks help you slow down and reflect on the blessings of the season and the year.

In Lunae lucem by Future Zen

yoga musicThe album name, In lunae lucem, is Latin for “in the moonlight.” With multiple layers of swelling synths and undulating drones, these eight piano-based ambient tracks aim to capture the spirit and energy of the moon.

El Baul by Blue Dot Sessions

yoga musicThis slow and spacious instrumental album has just enough Latin American flavor to spice up a slow flow or gentle yoga practice without overwhelming it. These piano, guitar, and bass compositions are layered with funky congas, claves, shakers, and cowbells for a hint of fun.

The Longest Night by Lief Sjostrom

yoga musicIf you’re yearning to add some tasteful holiday music to your yoga playlists over the next month or two, this gorgeous and profoundly moving instrumental album is perfect for you. Six traditional Christmas carols are beautifully arranged for the cello with tempos slow enough to play during Shavasana.

Calm Gong Meditation Session 2 by Calm Whale

yoga musicPlaying this 55-minute gong composition will give your brain a much-needed vacation from its usual steady stream of thoughts. Several layers of Tam Tam gong harmonics and overtones intertwine to create a mesmerizing and heavy resonant drone sound. The piece is accented by various percussive rhythmic gong strikes.

Interpretations Series One by Dexter Britain

yoga musicThis instrumental EP contains four orchestral covers of songs by popular artists Andra Day, Pink, Lorde, and Kesha. This self-taught composer’s soundtrack-like style leans toward the dramatic side, so we recommend using these songs as transitional tracks in your yoga playlists.

Anubhav by Nina Rao

yoga musicNina Rao’s third album contains eleven kirtan and bhajan chants in the traditional Bhakti call and response style. The chants are backed by a lovely blend of traditional Indian instruments like harmonium, veena, bansuri, tabla, dholak, ghatam, and kartals and string instruments from Africa, Brazil, and the West. The album features guest artists Krishna Das, MC Yogi, Trevor Hall, and Rao’s daughter Uma.

11 – Paesaggi Sonori by Valentina Donati

yoga musicThese eleven tracks were composed to celebrate and honor the stillness and calm of sunrise and sunset. Italian singer and actress Valentina Donati’s beautiful and lush vocals are supported by a mesmerizing blend of guitar, piano, bass, synth, shruti box, Tibetan bells, and percussion.

Atma Mantras by Véronique Dumont

yoga musicThese six lengthy tracks were “specifically designed for mantra, meditation, relaxation, and yoga practice” and each includes between 9 and 108 Sanskrit chant repetitions. Dumont’s gorgeous vocals, supported by simple percussion and layers of electronica drones and melodies, call to mind the feeling of entering a sacred healing temple.

Snow Gamelan by sawako + Yuri*Maki

yoga musicThe Gamelan is a traditional Indonesian instrument made from brass gongs and bells. These six tracks combine the percussion of the Gamelan with field recordings, vocals, flute, and electronica to create beautiful and calming soundscapes that invoke the stillness of winter snow.

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