Playlist Thursdays – Yoga Gots Soul

I’ve just returned from teaching a new corporate class – it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to start a new class but I feel really passionately that those of us who spend our days at a desk need extra yoga tlc.
(Hence the silly office yoga that transpired in front of my iphone camera)

And back to playlists…

I create a yoga playlist similarly to the way I used to create playlists when I ran a lot and mixed tapes back in the day – I usually find inspiration in a theme or a song I become obsessed with (or fall back in love with) and then build around it. I like to start slow and end slow

This week’s playlist was built around The Temptations because I love them. Truthfully, I thought of that scene in Thelma and Louise where they’re singing The Way You Do the Things You Do…

Here comes some soul. Can ya dig it?

* Ain’t No Sunshine by Aaron Neville

* Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin

* Far Away Like a Radio by Colin James (holla!)

* Someday We’ll Be Together by The Supremes

* The Way You Do the Things You Do by The Temptations

* Little Sister by Elvis Presley

* What’s Happening Brother? by Marvin Gaye

* Band of Gold by Freda Payne

* Too Late for Lovers by Gin Wigmore (are you listening to Gin Wigmore?????Why nooooot?)

* Hurt Me Tomorrow by K’Naan

* Again by Lenny Kravitz

* I Don’t Want to Fight Anymore by Tina Turner

* Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightengale

* Come to my Window by Melissa Ethridge

* Angel of Harlem by U2

* Ain’t Too Proud to Beg by The Temptations

*(Sittin’ On) The dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

* You Put the Soul in the Song by Waylon Jennings (Waylon’s got soul. He just looks country)

* Change Gonna Come by Otis Redding

* Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

* America by Simon and Garfunkel (which makes me cry and is therefore left for the end of class when everyone is napping)

So there it is, yoga/music friends. I hope you enjoy it and spend many happy hours at your mat.

Love your soul,

Er

Erin McDonald
Writer, Yoga Teacher, Dream Chaser Coach at ClumsyGrace

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole


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About the author : Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole