Ted McDonald’s Playlist


By YJ Editor  |  

Moving in synch with the breath in yoga is much like a dance, says Los Angeles vinyasa yoga teacher Ted McDonald. “Music encourages you to flow more gracefully through your practice,” he says. “It also helps to quiet the mind’s chatter.” McDonald likes his asana to be fun and energetic, so he fills his playlist with danceable Top 40 hits and a lot of funk. Here, he suggests rhythms for a slow warm-up, a fairly strong vinyasa flow sequence of backbends, inversions, hip openers, and forward bends, followed by a delicious Savasana.

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Om/Invocation
 by Steve Ross


Moment of Surrender
 by U2


Viva la Vida
 by Coldplay


Poker Face
 by Lady Gaga


Love City
by Sly & the Family Stone, featuring Moby


Testify
by Common


Hey World
by Michael Franti & Spearhead


Hungry Heart
 by Minnie Driver


Fields of Gold
 by Eva Cassidy


18
 by Moby