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Why I Love Practicing Yoga to Music

The first time I ever stepped my ten toes on to a yoga mat was during a Hip Hop Yoga class in Boston.  A friend had asked me if I’d like to join her and I couldn’t resist.  I grew up a dancer and well always heard yoga was “good for you.”

One hour and 15 minutes later I was hooked and never looked back.  People used to ask me, ‘Hip Hop Yoga? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Are you dancing on your yoga mat?’  Not exactly.  Hip Hop Yoga was (and still is) a 75 minute vinyasa class set to loud, hip hop music.  Bostonians used to flock to these classes to set up their mats inches from the next yogi, sweat and flow to the music.DJ

For me, it was the time in my day that I was able to just be with myself and tune the rest of my daily stresses out.  I was working a 9 to 5 job, living paycheck to paycheck, and trying to find my way in the world.  If my early 20’s were a roller coaster ride, Hip Hop Yoga was my harness, keeping me from flying out of my seat.  Continue reading

My Current Running Playlist

Happy Friday!  Who actually publishes Blog Posts on a Friday at 7PM?  Oh yeah, I do!

But hey cut me some slack.  Between work, Yoga Training, finding time to practice yoga and run, AND getting ready to move, I haven’t had the most free time in the world.

With that said, I wanted to share with you guys my current running playlist.  I’m a somewhat new Spotify user.  The boyfriend had been pushing me to try it forever and I finally caved.  He was right, it’s awesome!  You can get pretty much get any song / album you want offline for just $10 a month.  A pretty big savings if you are buying individual songs from iTunes.

This playlist might seem random to some but I like a pretty wide variety of music I would say.  This current playlist has been a mix of feel good music, new music, and just some good tempos / beats.

What’s on your running playlist right now?  I’d love to get some newbies!

Hope everyone has a fantabulous weekend!  I have Yoga Teacher Training, so stay tuned for the re-cap!


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