Susan’s Playlists for May 6-9, 2013

mantra savasanaA repetitive mantra can be a way to anchor attention and relax a reactive, busy mind. It can also be a way to remind us of what we want to bring, to do, to be in our practice, our work, our relationships and our lives. Recently, I’ve used the words “Easy Presence.” Not only does this mantra feel good to me, it reminds me over and over about how I want to show up.

Of course, we can also use the repetitive movements in Nia as a way of settling the mind and deepening our connection to our bodies, sensation and ourselves. And boy HOWDY, did we do some of that this week!

After class on Tuesday a sweaty, happy-looking student said, “I used to come to your class and a song would come on and I’d think, ‘Argh! What is that SONG? I should have brought some paper to write it down!’ But now, you put them up on your blog, so I can relax.”

Holy cocomo Joe, I loved hearing that. So here they are: the playlist from classes this week. May much relaxation come from them!

As always, let me know how I can help more.
Love,
Susan

That Mantra Feelin’ – Monday, May 6, 2013, 1045am

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy – 5:04 – Freakpower
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) – 6:55 – Bassnectar
Caravena – 5:14 – Cirque du Soleil
Sol Tapado – 3:52 – Thievery Corporation
Love and Hope – 4:24 – Ozomatli
Legend In My Living Room – 3:46 – Annie Lennox
Give Love (Infinite Love Mix) – 5:29 – MC Yogi
Let The Groove Get In – 7:12 – Justin Timberlake
Suddenly I See – 3:22 – KT Tunstall
This – 3:33 – Brian Eno
Every Breath You Take – 4:56 – Betty Wright
Closer – 3:31 – Dirty Vegas
Early Till Late – 4:47 – Cantoma

That Mantra Feelin’ – Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9am

Sweet in the Mornin’Feat. Voicestra – 4:58 – Bobby McFerrin
Center Of The Sun – 5:01 – Conjure One Feat. Poe
Tears From The Moon – 4:18 – Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
Free Your Mind – 4:52 – En Vogue
Sunshine – 3:34 – Matisyahu
Drifting Away (Paradiso Mix) – 5:07 – Faithless
Drive By – 3:16 – Train
Drop – 4:56 – Cornelius
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) – 3:52 – Michael Franti
Proud – 4:30 – Heather Small
New Morning – 3:44 – Alpha Rev
Wake Up Everybody – 3:35 – John Legend & The Roots
Feelin’ Good – 4:21 – The Pussycat Dolls
Just The Morning – 4:24 – Lyle Lovett

That Mantra Feelin’ – Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 1055am

Heavenly Day – 3:45 – Patty Griffin
Living In The Moment – 3:55 – Jason Mraz
Hero Dead And Gone (Discotheque Mix) – 4:55 – De-Phazz
I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix) – 4:35 – Jackson 5
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) – 6:23 – Afterlife
Sorrento Moon – 4:56 – Tina Arena
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) – 3:52 – Michael Franti
Start Wearing Purple – 3:43 – Gogol Bordello
Fill Her Up – 5:39 – Sting
The Child in Us – 5:06 – Enigma
Gandhi/Buddha – 3:28 – Cheryl Wheeler
Paris Texas – 6:45 – Gotan Project

That Mantra Feelin’ – Thursday, May 9, 2013, 9am

Say – 3:51 – John Mayer
Nourah – 6:51 – Makyo
Sol Tapado – 3:52 – Thievery Corporation
Free Your Mind – 4:52 – En Vogue
Sunshine – 3:34 – Matisyahu
Drive By – 3:16 – Train
Sexyback – 4:03 – Justin Timberlake
Coolsville – 4:53 – Rick Braun
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ((Remix)) – 3:51 – Nina Simone
Electrolodge – 6:29 – Trouble Makers
New Morning – 3:44 – Alpha Rev
Heartbeats – 8:34 – Nilardi Kumar

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2 comments
  1. Pam said:

    Had to find and play the song ‘start wearing purple’. Made me laugh all over again.

  2. Oh yes, my friend. I love it and it just keeps getting better! xo

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