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World Yoga Day 2021: Playlists on Apple Music, apps to use for a good workout

Set the mood right for your yoga workout for the day with any of these special playlists on Apple Music. And if you need a guide for your workout to mark World Yoga day, here are some apps that can help you out.

Unlike the popular belief that Yoga is a workout, it's actually not just a physical practice but a spiritual one.

Today’s World Yoga Day and to mark the occasion, there is nothing better than a good workout session with the right music and moves. Now, many of you might be working out and not necessarily doing yoga because it is not intense enough, but it can be, if it is done right. Also, yoga can help you recover from an intense workout session as well. So, it’s not just a workout.

“Unlike the popular belief that Yoga is a workout, it's actually not just a physical practice but a spiritual one. You learn a lot about yourself, through your body on the mat and that knowledge comes in handy in other spheres of life too,” said Delhi-based yoga expert, Nidhi Mohan Kamal.

“Connecting with your breath is known to be the best way to beat the stress out of your life. I have been using Apple Watch for 4 years now, and the Breathe App has been helpful in mindful breathing every day. In these stressful times, Yoga has been my go-to ritual for mental health and a way to connect with the divine. Don’t worry about complicated poses and vinyasa if that intimidates you, just breathing deeply and a few basic poses can be amazing too, the important thing is to show up on the mat every day with devotion to yourself and creator,” Kamal explained.

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To help you get going, here are some yoga and meditation playlists on Apple Music:

High Vibes Yoga

With its long builds, ecstatic drops, and trippy tribal- and house-influenced grooves, this playlist is designed for collective, high-energy yoga. This playlist involves more rave than relaxation sessions. More Burning Man than bodhisattva. High Vibes Yoga playlist keeps rotating selections regularly, so if users hear something they like, they can add it to their library.

Worldwide Yoga

Worldwide Yoga is a playlist of yoga-ready music that spans genres, energies, eras, and continents in an effort to celebrate not just yoga’s incredible cultural reach, but the diversity of practices out there. And because there’s no one way to do it, the style here varies, but the mood is consistent and uplifting throughout. Editors keep updating picks here regularly, so you won’t get bored.

Beats & Breath

At the heart of any yoga practice, however dynamic, is the breath: steady, present, often subtle. Covering the ideal range for tracking your breath to movement, here’s a playlist designed to keep you focused and anchored—whether practicing or teaching. The style is eclectic, but the pulse isn't. Editors keep updating picks here regularly as well.

Restorative Yoga

With its long holds, deep breathing, and focus on low physical activity, restorative yoga is meant to give your body a break while still providing a challenge for the mind. In that spirit, this is a playlist of meditative music meant to complement the pace and mood of a great restorative practice. No builds, no drops, no surprises—just chill.

Flow State

This is a playlist designed specifically for vinyasa practice. The range is varied, but the energy is steady and the mood upbeat: a perfect balance to keep your breath flowing while moving from pose to pose. Users can set it and forget it, or cherry-pick tracks to build their own custom course—it works either way. Flow State playlist keeps rotating selections regularly so if you find something you like, add it to your Library.

Pure Meditation

Some moments require a soundtrack that lies lightly in the background without calling attention to itself. These calming tracks encompass gentle ambient music, acoustic new age, Tibetan prayer bowls, and the occasional sounds of ocean waves and rainfall—a mix specifically designed to help users clear their minds. The editors regularly update this playlist. Listeners can add songs to their library directly from the playlist.

Yoga and meditation apps to use

UltraHuman

This app is a holistic platform for mind, body and sleep. Ultrahuman offers tools designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners and combines science and art for workouts, yoga, meditation, and bedtime stories, which is driven by the knowledge and experience of the world's top neuroscientists, psychologists, musicians, authors, yoga experts, fitness, and workout trainers.

YogiFi

YogiFi is an app designed keeping just the user in mind. Very often you are overwhelmed with so much content from yoga apps, online videos, etc, and might have skipped yoga class due to traffic, time, conflicting priorities, or just unable to keep up with pace along with others. The app offers flexible and personalised programs with daily motivation to integrate yoga into your daily lifestyle.

Calm

Calm is one of the best apps for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Calm gets you guided meditation sessions, sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. The app has 100+ exclusive Sleep Stories for adults and children alike, featuring well-known talents such as Stephen Fry, Matthew McConaughey, Leona Lewis, and Jerome Flynn.

Yoga-Go

Yoga-Go combines customised fitness and weight loss plans, along with a healthy meal tracker, giving users an all-inclusive, anytime/anywhere solution to build a toned body, maintain balanced emotions, and harmonise their life. Yoga-Go is a source of simple home-based yoga workouts that will not take too much of your time. Users can start a workout wherever they are at that moment. The workouts only take between 7-30 minutes, and you can burn up to 200 calories per session. It integrates with HealthKit, so users can export nutrition and exercise data from Yoga-Go to HealthKit, and import fitness data and weight and body measurements from HealthKit to Yoga-Go.

Aura

The Aura app can be used as a solution to reduce stress and increase positivity through 3-minute meditations, personalised by AI. It provides short and sweet, science-backed, and personalised mindfulness meditation exercises for users every day.

Endel

Endel creates personalised soundscapes to give your mind and body what it needs to achieve total immersion in any task. Endel’s soothing soundscapes are algorithm-powered and designed to gently rise and fall in line with your immediate internal and external conditions like location, time zone, weather, and heart rate.

Motivate

Motivate encourages users towards a more driven, focused, and inspired life. Experience empowering full-length speeches, watch five new motivational videos each day or browse the library of thousands of videos including categories and curated playlists.

Asana Rebel

From losing weight to building strength, from high-intensity workouts to moving meditations: each piece of Asana Rebel is meant to fit every goal into your lifestyle.

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