Coming from a group exercise model, it just seemed appropriate that yoga classes would have music. And practicing at home to my one and only VHS (yes, that is how long ago that was!), it was to music. So the first class I attended that had no music, I was a bit put out. Can I really practice yoga in silence?
After getting use to there being no music, I actually enjoyed the silence. And really the silence wasn't always happening because depending on the class, breathing techniques were utilized and I could listen to my own breath.
This past week, I practiced to Krishna Das and it got me thinking about what is the rule about playing music in a yoga class. Is there a rule?
I didn't find anything concrete for an answer, only opinions about to use or not to use music. I suppose it is at the discretion of the teacher and his/her ability to pick appropriate tunes. There are many pre made options, which likely make it easier.
Check out here, here and here about some opinions about music and yoga practice.
Does your yoga practice include music? What do you prefer?
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.