To quote Game of Thrones, “Winter has come.” If you live in a part of the world where there’s snow right now, you may be getting a little bit tired of the winter. Where I live, it seems like the days are gloomy and cloudy for far too long until you finally get to see a glimmer of sunshine. It can be so much more difficult to stay motivated in your practice during a cold gloomy winter. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to help beat my winter blues is to combine an awesome music playlist with a yoga practice that helps build up some tropical level heat.
The benefits of listening to music are numerous and well documented. Music can improve your mood, reduce stress, and lessen anxiety. Coincidentally those are some of the same benefits as practicing yoga! Combining music and yoga is definitely a no-brainer and will add another layer of benefits to your practice. After all, music and moving your body go together like peas and carrots.
I put together a winter yoga playlist to help you build some heat, stay motivated, and shake off the winter blues! All of the songs have a strong beat and a positive uplifting vibe. This is music that is going to make you want to move and groove! Grab your yoga mat and give it a try during your next practice.
This 60-minute long winter yoga playlist would be perfect to accompany a Vinyasa yoga class. It starts with a gentle slow warm-up, the middle builds up heat with some high-energy songs, and it ends with soft relaxing music for Shavasana. You will leave your mat feeling energized, balanced, and at peace. I hope you enjoy this winter yoga playlist as much as I enjoyed putting it together!