Shiny Songs

2 May

You know those songs that just hit you in the right place? Give you that melty feeling in your chest, or make you cry, or lighten your load? Make you want to jump on up out of your chair and shake your booty?

Music is one of the best ways I know for connecting with my body. I practice yoga poses to everything from opera to hip hop to jazz – depending on my mood on the day, or where I’d LIKE my mood to get to.

With that in mind, I thought I’d start sharing some of the pieces of music that have touched me, and many of my students, in the last few years.

Shiny Songs.

I love Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life” Β because it reminds me that I can start again. There have been many beautiful, tearful moments on retreats when I’ve played this song – it’s as though we’re letting go of our pasts, our old baggage – and stepping into a new life, in the moment, right now.

Who is cutting onions in here?!

I’d love to know the songs that inspire you…Connect, say hi & share your awesome tunes!

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7 Responses to “Shiny Songs”

  1. nicole May 2, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Love this song! My yoga playlist often revolves around similarly happy folky songs or other tunes that have been special for me or speak to me about a particular period in life. Probably my favourite for the last several years has been Stranger by Angus & Julia Stone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCcVU_GkqW8 and randomly … Overkill by Men at Work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Zo7m-e6mA πŸ™‚

    • misscorellian May 2, 2013 at 11:47 am #

      I LOVE Overkill! I came across the Colin Hay acoustic version during a Scrubs episode and have had it on playlists ever since. Listening to Stranger right now – so lovely – Thank you! I’m going to have to post so many more songs!!

      • nicole May 3, 2013 at 5:59 am #

        You’re welcome!

  2. Matchy May 3, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    That is a great song. I’ve got whole playlists put aside for this kind of thing, but two highlights, for different reasons, are Clem Snide’s ‘Moment in the sun’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkmb1O9va4w&fmt=18 and Regina Spektor’s ‘Human of the year’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVHV2nL5JZ0

    • misscorellian May 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

      “Human” is one of my favourites! Also, her “Laughing With” – always good for some perspective…Thanks for introducing me to Clem Snide!

  3. lucybjames May 3, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    Ok, it’s a little daggy, but I was doing a class with Dominique not long ago and she cracked out Kashmir by Led Zepplin, right through a sweaty flow – it was too fabulous for words, so you better just give it a go!

    I confess I have practised yoga to Korn before … I know, I know, but somehow, it worked (the angsty teen within?)!

    xxx

    • misscorellian May 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

      Zeppelin, daggy? NEVER! I love to rock out on the mat – sometimes you just need something to shake everything out! Looking forward to trying one of your classes one of these days πŸ™‚

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