One of my first articles on this blog was about morning routines – in general, but also about mine in particular. I had already written this article before I published the blog. So some time has passed since then. However, what hasn’t changed is that I consider my morning routine to be essential and attach great importance to it.
Of course, sometimes it’s very short or I have to skip it completely because otherwise I simply can’t keep to my schedule or I’m ill. But even if I only spend a few minutes on the mat in the morning, it enriches my whole day.
Whether I play music or not depends entirely on my mood. In most cases, however, I like to start the day with some background music.
The search for the perfect morning yoga playlist
As my taste in music is very broad, I naturally have a huge selection when it comes to putting together the perfect songs for my morning practice. However, this very selection has sometimes made it difficult to choose something.
Sometimes I was in the mood for something calm, sometimes for something that would put me in a good mood for the day ahead. Of course, my choice of songs always depended on what I was planning to do on the mat. Did I want to start the day gently or sweat and get my circulation going?
I soon realized that I needed both. So I experimented with different songs, genres, artists and playlists.
Good Morning Yoga Playlist
I have selected the “Good Morning Yoga” playlist along similar lines. It starts with a few gentle tracks without vocals, which are ideal if you like to start your practice gently. You might want to do some breathing exercises first, write in your journal, draw an inspiration card or just sit for a few moments and feel what you need today. This background music is also suitable for light warm-up exercises in a seated position.
The music gradually becomes a little more lively. You may already notice that you are starting to feel the urge to move (more). Norah Jones, Xavier Rudd and the Beatles get you in the morning mood with their vocals.
The playlist continues with some good mood tracks that lift your spirits but are not too “upbeat” and therefore go wonderfully with sun salutations and the like.
The playlist ends with a song that provides the perfect title for the day ahead: “Beautiful Day”. And that’s exactly what I wish you after listening to this playlist – a beautiful day.