Yoga can be a quiet practice or it can be a noisy one. I particularly like having music playing before classes start and during the relaxation portion at the end.

These few of my favourite mellow tunes for practicing yoga; I’ve also recommended some meditative songs in the Meditation section. Click on the iTunes button to purchase a specific song.

  • Costa Rica (Acoustic Version) by Vince Vaccaro Costa Rica (Acoustic Version) - Costa Rica (Acoustic Version)
  • Full of Grace by Sarah McLachlan Full of Grace - Surfacing
  • Hide & Seek 2 by Imogen Heap Hide & Seek 2 - Songs for Tibet - The Art of Peace
  • Holding a Heart by Girl Named Toby Holding a Heart - We Are - EP
  • Homeless by Paul Simon (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) Homeless (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) - Graceland
  • Till Kingdom Come by Coldplay Till Kingdom Come - X & Y
  • Lonely by The Boom Booms Lonely - Hot Rum!
  • Lost by Anouk Lost - Hotel New York
  • She’s Only Happy In the Sun by Ben Harper She's Only Happy In the Sun - Diamonds On the Inside
  • Song for Leaving by Brett Dennen Song for Leaving - Loverboy
  • Tu Es Belle by Toby Tu Es Belle - Love Underground
  • Where are you Going? by Dave Matthews Band Where Are You Going - Busted Stuff
  • You’ll Go Far by Jenn Grant You'll Go Far - Echoes


These songs are particularly lovely for savasana – the beautiful relaxation period at the end of a yoga practice.

  • Aad Guray by Deva Premal Aad Guray - Dakshina
  • Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons Awake My Soul - Sigh No More
  • Into the West by Howard Shore & Annie Lennox Into the West - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
  • Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson Keep Breathing - Be OK
  • Long Time Sun by Snatam Kaur Long Time Sun - Celebrate Peace
  • Ma by Guru Ganesha Singh Ma - Yoga Living Series - Meditative Moon
  • Never Ending Road (Amhrán Duit) by Loreena McKennitt Never Ending Road (Amhrán Duit) - An Ancient Muse


I like the songs on the albums below too much to mention just one! I’ll sometimes just play the whole CD throughout a class – no need to create a playlist!

  • Eternal Om by Yogi Hari Eternal Om - Yogi Hari
    Fabulous background music for a long guided relaxation. The long melodic oms take away thoughts and let the brain drift.
  • Flores by Mirabai Ceiba Flores - Mirabai Ceiba
    Aportua and El Viento are my favourite songs, but the whole album is relaxingly wonderful.
  • Yoga: 8 Limbs to Bliss by Maggie Diaz Del Castillo Yoga: 8 Limbs to Bliss - Maggie Diaz Del Castillo
    Great mostly instrumental background tracks.

Winter songs

Music that captures the seasonal spirit.

  • In the Morning by Jack Johnson In the Morning - In the Morning - Single
  • Maybe Next Year (X-Mas Song) by Meiko Maybe Next Year (X-Mas Song) - Winter Songs
  • Misteltoe by Colbie Callait Mistletoe - Winter Songs
  • River by Joni Mitchell River - Blue
  • Song for a Winter’s Night by Sarah McLachlan Song for a Winter's Night - Wintersong
  • Winter Song by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson Winter Song - Winter Songs

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