Thursday, November 8, 2007

Day 112

Nice practice today - full primary (skipped Janu Sirsasana C because it's impossible and Garba Pindasana because I simply forgot it). I'm loving that heater, by the way. I cranked it up a bit today and broke into a moderate, but envigourating, sweat.

I was a bit distracted, but I suspect that has something to do with my Aunt Flo - she bought her ticket today and she's packing her bags at this very moment in preparation for her monthly visit. I'm so bloated I feel like Jabba the Hut.

In other news, I'm pleased to announce a new Reluctant Ashtangi 'Special Feature' for the entertainment of my three readers: The Weekly Yoga Playlist.

This week's playlist was a bit heavy on the electronica, but it there was some good pop and funk to mix things up a bit. Props to Jenna for recommending The Cinematic Orchestra's latest album. It's amazing!

1) To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
2) Bittersweet Symphony - Andrew Oldham Orchestra/The Verve
3) God Moving Over the Face of the Waters - Moby
4) The Garden - Faithless
5) As the Stars Fall - The Cinematic Orchestra
6) Silver Inches - Enya
7) Breathe [Edit] - The Prodigy
8) Changes - David Bowie
9) Music: Response - The Chemical Brothers
10) Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation
11) Night Train - James Brown
12) Space Oddity - David Bowie
13) Indian Vibes - Thievery Corporation
14) Sunday - Moby
15) Familiar Ground - The Cinematic Orchestra
16) Addictive - Faithless
17) Where do I begin - The Chemical Brothers
18) Flora's Secret - Enya

On an ordinary day, I just let the music flow and my practice flows and I don't get the least bit distracted by it. But when The Prodigy's 'Breath' comes on, there's always the odd chance that I will break out dancing wildly somewhere between Virasana I and Virasana II (it's better than vinyasa!) This is particularly true if I'm in a goofy mood.

And you really haven't lived until you've done Marichyasana C to James Brown's 'Night Train.' Night Traaaaaaaain!!!

But that's the extent of my sillyness. Really and truly. I would not, for example (keep in mind: this is purely hypothetical), grab the lighter off my altar and start swaying back and forth to David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. Nope. No siree! Not me!

I'm a serious yoga practitioner!



Yogamum said...

What a great playlist!!

rand(om) bites said...

Love your play list hon! So funny about wanting to break out in dance sometimes. I always get this feeling in savasana. I definitely prefer to practice with music and choose music depending on my intention. I've been told by some yogis that it's wrong to practice with music but each to their own hey. Everyone Deserves Music :-)

Kaivalya said...

Home practice can be tough - I tell my students that anything that gets them onto their mats is perfectly kosher. I listent to yoga-y music, but I also listen to electronica, rock, classical. Anything I’m in the mood for. :-)