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Vinyasa teacher and co-founder of Laughing Lotus studios in New York and San Francisco, Dana Flynn says playing soulful tracks during a flow sequence brings out a “fierce grace.” The blues might take you through several Downward-Facing Dogs, Plank Poses, and Upward-Facing Dogs. Jazz-infused soul is great for Warriors I and II before going on to backbends with Ani DiFranco. Finally, try some forward bends with a minimalist version of “Sea of Love.”
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Dana Flynn’s 30-Minute Soulful Yoga Playlist
“I Feel the Way I Feel,” Big Mama Thornton
“Love’s in Need of Love Today,” Susan Tedeschi
“To Love Somebody,” Janis Joplin
“Peace of Mind,” Nina Simone
“Prayer,” Leela James
“Amazing Grace,” Ani DiFranco
“Om Namah Shivaya,” Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band
“Blessed to Be a Witness,” Ben Harper
“Sea of Love,” Cat Power