Monday, June 4, 2012

Yoga Playlist: Love is the "why" of life


Playlist from my last Texas yoga class at Blue Tree Yoga which benefitted the Alzheimer's Association where we raised over $350. Thank you all for sharing in this special class. Special appreciation for Heather, Phuong and Aline, such beautiful Thai assists and Jenny for hosting. 

"Love is the "why" of life"
Inner Voices, R. Carlos Nakai (almost all my playlists begin with Carlos. I love this Native American flutist) 
Calling Wisdom, Karunesh
Free In Your Love (Purna), Steve Gold (this mix is a little heavy on Steve Gold, however, his songs are  beautiful and perfect)
The Wilhelm Scream, James Blake (dub step that feels flawless)
So Sweet, Steve Gold (yes it is)
Give Thanks And Praise, Bob Marley
My Foolish Heart/Bhaja Govinda, Krishna Das (so foolish, indeed)
Lifeline, Steve Gold (a personal serenade)
Higher Love, James Vincent McMorrow (gorgeous falsetto voice and remake of this song. better than the original Stevie Winwood version.)
Something Beautiful, Alexi Murdoch (thanks to Kimberly, I have this song. can't buy it anywhere but is you tube-able)
Enter One, Sol Seppy (the song everyone asks me for/about. Rhia, what a gift you gave me, thank you.)
Live In Me, Sol Seppy (is available on itunes, unlike Enter One which you'll just find on you tube.)
Restaurant, The Cinematic Orchestra
There Is a Light, Steve Gold
Om Mani Padme Hum, Wah! (the jewel of the lotus, a prayer in a time of suffering to offer refuge)
Be Here Now, Ray LaMontagne (BE here NOW)
Compassion, Peter Kater Compassion (one hour compilation that just feels like your floating when you listen to it in Savasana)

The poem I shared was given to me by Jennifer Plessner, friend and fellow soul traveler, who also hosted my love and service retreat at Elm Flats (dates for next year: Jan 4-6, 2013).
Thank you for sharing your heart and life so freely with me.

“There is a desire within each of us,
in the deep center of ourselves
that we call our heart.
We were born with it,
it is never completely satisfied,
and it never dies.
We are often unaware of it,
but it is always awake.

It is the Human desire for Love.
Every person in this Earth yearns to love,
to be loved, to know love.
Our true identity, our reason for being
is to be found in this desire.

Love is the "why" of life,
why we are functioning at all.
I am convinced
it is the fundamental energy
of the human spirit.
the fuel on which we run,
the wellspring of our vitality.

And grace,
which is the flowing,
creative activity, of love itself,
is what makes all goodness possible.

Love should come first,
it should be the beginning of,
and the reason for everything.”
― Gerald G. MayLiving in Love

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