Songs that lend a voice to the equestrian world in a way only music can.
As any lifelong equestrian will tell you, horseback riding can take quite a toll on your body – aches in the neck, hips and back are just part of the business. But for all these ailments the best defense is a good offence. And recently I’ve discovered that yoga is a pretty powerful partner to equestrian endeavors.
I prefer to do my yoga on a mat in an organized class. The structure is pretty consistent, flowing through warm up, beginning sequences, sun salutations, warrior poses, vinyasa, core exercises, balance exercises, new poses, cooling stretches and shavasana. Each of the segments is usually set to unique piece of music. I only wish that sometimes the music was, well, horsier!
So for this week’s 100% Sound playlist, I’m fulfilling my own wish, and hopefully yours too, with Suite Equestria: Yoga Music for Equestrians. Each track is intended to apply to the ordered sequence of a yoga class as set out above. Since the playlist is not quite an hour, I also encourage you to augment it with your own tunes. 100% Sound playlist artists, Daft Punk, Tom Odell, and Lord Huron have all come up in my classes.
And quick note about the image for this week’s playlist – each of the panels is an actual yoga mat! That’s right, you can make these images into your own mat by clicking here for the mat on the left and here for the mat on the right. The mat in the middle is currently out of stock, but I think we should persuade her to make some more by clicking here!
Of course, you can always opt to join the latest craze by saving a mat, and doing yoga on your horse! Either way, this playlist should be the perfect fit. Namaste!
Listen to the full playlist on Spotify here: Suite Equestria: Yoga Music For Equestrians
1. LOVE NATURAL (KNIGHT ONE REMIX) by Crystal Fighters from the album Love Natural Remixes Pt. 2
2. GRAVITY RIDES EVERYTHING by Joshua James from the album Well, Then, I’ll Go To Hell
3. HORSE IN THE SKY by Chris and Thomas from the album Land Of Sea
4. CAVALRY by Young Magic from the album Melt
5. SUITE EQUESTRIA by Moondog from the album Elpmas
6. ANIMALS by Martin Garrix from the Gold Skies EP
7. BALANCE by Future Islands from the album On The Water
8. MAN ON FIRE by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros from the album Here
9. FIELDS by Still Parade from the Fields EP
10. ZEBRA by Beach House from the album Teen Dream