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Yoga Zone: Music for Yoga Practice
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
This mostly acoustic compilation of 13 cuts by such Windham Hill artists as William Ackerman and Michael Hedges mesh well for a soothing, even-paced (although sometimes a bit busy) musical experience that's excellent as ac... more »
This mostly acoustic compilation of 13 cuts by such Windham Hill artists as William Ackerman and Michael Hedges mesh well for a soothing, even-paced (although sometimes a bit busy) musical experience that's excellent as accompaniment to a yoga routine. With a slow, steady rhythm, "The White Spirit" from French duo Uman unfolds the collection splendidly, transporting the listener to an exotic, rhythmic place perfect for focusing the mind and stretching the body. Other standouts include "Bridges" from Celtic-folk artists Nightnoise, featuring a lyrical acoustic guitar and plaintive violin; Philip Aaberg's poetic "Crying Smile"; and Patrick O'Hearn's electronic "87 Dreams of a Lifetime," whose cadences are just spirited enough to keep your body moving while still laid-back in delivery and meter. Yoga Zone is a solid collection whose only weakness lies in its demand to be listened to rather than used to underscore physical movement. --Karen Karleski
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Relaxing music at the right tempo for practice.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The music is exactly what it claims to be -- good music for the practice of yoga. I've been working out with it regularly for about a month, and I find that the music helps me focus on the exercise without being as distracted by what's going on in my apartment. The music can be described as "new age" and somewhat "digital". It is not music I would normally listen to, and I think I might find it annoying as background music at a party or if I were reading a book. But it is, in fact, great music to listen to when doing a yoga workout."
Not for me
adpm | germany | 08/07/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a yoga instructor who was very disappointed in this CD as far as it being a music to practice to. The music for me felt all wrong for my own practice - the sequencing, the pace of the music, the song selection by Windam House. It felt more like easy listening music, but not quite right for a yoga practice (even a slow flow practice). For me, the music has to fade into the back ground while I'm practicing - this just grates on my nerves. My classes didn't care for the music and complained that the music was distracting for them as well. I recommend Planet Yoga (both CD's are wonderful- Disc 1 for faster paced and Disc 2 for meditation or slow flow) and Yoga Rhythm.
However, for just playing at home while cleaning, or just relaxing it's alright. I don't think it's anything to get excited over."
Good for practice and sleep
Erika L Shoemaker | 11/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this a great cd for practice as it allows me to block distracting noises from outside my apartment and focus on what I am doing. It is good to relax with at night when I have trouble going to sleep."