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Practicing yoga while listening to Native American Indian music

June 24, 2010

I just finished a yoga session that I performed while listening to some Native American Indian music, specifically a CD named “Songs from the Fourth World.” I turned off all the lights, closed the blinds, and set up the speakers around me, and listened to the songs while working the different poses.

I managed to aggravate my ailing stomach, but other than that, this was really a very peaceful and wonderful way to practice yoga, and close out the day.

Although I’ve done this before, I may have been partially inspired by Janine Turner, the woman who played Maggie O’Connell on Northern Exposure. She has some yoga videos on YouTube where she practices yoga, with audio of biblical verses spoken during the yoga poses. Biblical verses aren’t really my thing, so I thought of this music instead.

Regardless of the inspiration, this is really a wonderful way to practice yoga, and close out the day. If you've never heard the Flute Song, it’s a really wonderful little song (it’s somewhat similar to this Sunrise Song), and I’m quite sure it was also featured during at least one Northern Exposure episode.

Namaste. :)

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