Music for Meditation & Yoga
Spotify: You can also check out my Spotify playlists. The top few playlists are excellent for meditation, as well as movement. Further down the list are more varied playlists, but I'm not there to skip tracks if the tempo of the class changes before the playlist.
I cannot play music over streaming services. If you enjoy music, I recommend you play music softly from a device on your end. Not the same device you're streaming the class from.
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Theologue, by Alex Grey
Visionary Artist and Leader
The union of human and divine consciousness weaving the fabric of space and time in which the self and its surroundings are embedded.
Kundalini Class Closing Meditation
Chintamani’s Top 5 Inspirational Resources
1) Downloadable/Streamable Dharma Talks: http://www.dharmaseed.org –Check out Steve Armstrong!
[If this link doesn’t work, copy and paste this url into the search field]
3) Heartfelt, Juicy Translation of the Yoga Sutras– How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by
Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood and Patanjali
[You might also want to check out the classic variation as well: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on
4) Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa
More Meditation Resources:
Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, Larry Rosenberg
Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Yoga Philosophy Resources:
Hatha Yoga Pradipika Swami Muktibodhananda
Pilates and Yoga for Pregnancy and Postpartum--Safe, Trusted Information
Yoga Prop Recommendations
For Regular Yoga, I recommend everyone have a Yoga Strap at the very least. Ideally you have 2 blocks as well.
If you take Pilates or Core Yoga, Pilates rings are great.
Any yoga strap is fine for my class, but if you are 6 feet tall or taller, you will need a strap that is 8 or 10 feet long. My boyfriend is just 6 feet and tall and feels fine with an 8 foot strap.
If you are planning to use your strap for a quadricep stretch, you may want to invest in a good quality strap. Hugger Mugger is a brand I can recommend. Gaiam I do NOT recommend. The difference is the buckle quality is good with Hugger Mugger and Terrible with Gaiam.
if you don't plan to use the buckle, any strap is fine. Just get a longer strap if you are 6 feet or taller.
Yoga Blocks need to be 4x6x9 or bigger. Skinny yoga blocks are not stable. You can pick any color or material you want. There are eco-friendly options.
Washable Yoga Blanket (Optional)
Elastic Exercise Bands
Latex Free Beginners Theraband Kit -- $16.99 This has 3 different levels so you have the option to work harder or lighter depending on how you feel that day.
If you have arthritis in your hands
Some people find it uncomfortable to grip the TheraBand because they don't have handles. If this is a concern for you, you might try the CLX TheraBand. It has loops all over it so you can put the loops over your hands without curling your fingers.
I would try the Red level . . .Here is the Link to the CLX
Even more prop recommendations on my blog
Link to my video explaining most of these props