I need to start keeping a list of my favorite music for savasana.
I wrote a few weeks ago about “Be Here Now” by Ray LaMontagne, which I think is probably one of the best songs to listen to if you need to come down a few notches on the stress-o-meter. That song is going to be on my top-ten list of all-time favorite savasana songs for a long time.
After my yoga class last night, I’m now going to add “Glitter in the Air,” by Pink, to my yoga music playlist. It’s a beautiful song with touching lyrics. Here’s the video of Pink performing “Glitter in the Air” at the 2010 Grammys. If you didn’t catch the Grammys, you’ve got to watch this video. Pink gets almost naked, flies up into the air, gets showered with water while doing acrobatics, and still manages to carry a tune—a truly amazing feat! Why can’t I multitask like that?
When I lay in savasana and listened to Pink’s voice, it didn’t make me want to get naked and hoist myself into the air, but it did bring me into a relaxed state of complete bliss. I thought about looking fear in the face and laughing at it and I wished for a beautiful endless night.
I know that during savasana, you are supposed to completely clear your mind and get into a relaxed state, but sometimes hearing calm, soothing yoga music with a little bit of a message can take me on that journey in a more aesthetically pleasing way.
If you are going to add this song to your yoga music playlist, I would recommend finding a nonlive version, as I think the clapping and cheering could be a bit distracting while trying to relax.
Do you have a favorite savasana song or a great yoga music playlist? I’m putting together a savasana party mix tape, so let me know!
“Glitter in the Air” is on Pink’s Funhouse CD.