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sadaka

NO music in Yoga classes. U should listen inside you rather than to some kind of pseudo-esoteric sound. In this, i follow the tradition and it has been proved as being the right way....

Lisa

I really enjoy our monthly live drumming sessions (sometimes accented with a dash of pan flute) - the energy that connects those practicing with the drummer is amazing. I also like when MC Yogi is played, nature sounds and even special mix tapes of pop music (usually some theme, like songs about peace or love - groovy!).

ron ahola

where can I find a "beginners" dvd that has NO MUSIC BACKGROUND?

E-MAIL: lyricool@gmail.com

thanks

Petr

I'm with you fellows, who prefer to "enjoy the silence". Why music? Music is too primitive compare to pure "ambient" symphony of outside sounds! I can't beleive that you are talking seriously?! Bob Marley, Barbara Streisand?!! Black Eyed Peas?! It's only entertainment. Non-entertainment music deserve separate listening, not as a background.

Why music? Is it to boring to do asanas? As there was said, some left just before Savasana!

May be bring TV to the class, in order not to miss news and semi-final game?

Don't take this to heart though!
From Russia with love!

Joanne

I wear hearing aids but still can have trouble hearing what a yoga teacher says if he/she is across the room from me. If music is playing, it makes it very difficult for me to understand what the teacher is saying. I am not the only one out here with hearing problems--have some consideration for us when you set volume levels.

Jolene

Music and yoga r my ying and yang!

Alan Zucker

I say yes... and no. I guess it depends. If the asana practice is preparing the body for sitting meditation, then why not have music. If the asana practice is your only meditation, then perhaps not.

Alan Zucker

I say yes... and no. I guess it depends. If the asana practice is preparing the body for sitting meditation, then why not have music. If the asana practice is your only meditation, then perhaps not.

Lynne

The teachers defending their music choices as being highly personal should consider students also have personal responses to music imposed upon the class. I do not come to yoga for excess sound stimulation. Most people don't listen to their world, but I do, and I vote for conscious silence. Musac, machines, and chatter noise excessively fill my world, and I am still bewildered by people imposing music on others. Especially when loud, whether from a booming car or in a yoga studio. Silence is a wonderful option, for many wonderful reasons. The teacher's voice becomes the asana of the student, and that is the only external sound I wish to listen for in yoga class.

Amelia Baisley

As a professional, trained musician and singer, I find it quite distracting when music in played in yoga class. Having the sound of music in my ears draws my brain's attention toward the aural experience whether I happen to want it or not. For people who are very musical, it seems a disservice to force them to listen to something that is secondary, at that moment, to their yoga practice.

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