Forget Zen Yoga; Try These Songs Instead

Posted by Alicia Superina on


Forget zen yoga

Try These Songs Instead

If you thought yoga and Pilates were all about tranquillity and soothing Inca flute-like music, you’ve been living under a rock. Nowadays, you’ll find just as many fist pumping yoga classes as you will Zen ones. Yep, that’s right… Hip Hop Yoga, anyone?

You can guess where this all started. New York City circa a few years ago. But you don’t have to leave Australia to enjoy this heart-racing workout. These days, many classes play modern pop music – attend a Pilates studio now and you can find yourself listening to the likes of Nora En Pure, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Felix Jaehn, Charlie Puth, The Chainsmokers, Beyoncé and many more.

So how does that work with the Zen-like tradition of yoga? The focus nowadays is largely on technique and stability (and you don’t necessarily need slow, peaceful music to do this). In fact, with classes already having instructors constantly talking loudly, you might as well add something upbeat to the noise! A bit of commercial pop, deep house or R&B works great.

Searching on Spotify and SoundCloud you will find many playlists when you search under Pilates or yoga.

Here a few upbeat Pilates playlists we found:

SPOTIFY - Alice – Summer Vibes Pilates

SPOTIFY - Pilates Lounge

SOUNDCLOUD - Pilates – Kyrlian Wenzel

What’s our favourite track right now?

We love this tune from Meduza!

Other catchy tunes we dig!

Nora En Pure – Heart Beating

Tiesto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora - Ritual

Sonny Fodera – Into You

Beyonce – Formation

Route 94 – Forget The Girl

However, if you are practicing in your own space at home or particularly need to de-stress, you may prefer listening to something more peaceful and Zen – each to their own! If you have any music tips for us, then feel free to DM us on our Instagram @solo_the_staple.

Now, let’s go downward dog to some Beyoncé.

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