One thing I enjoy once or twice a week is yoga. I’m trying to build my flexibility – not easy for someone who was told by a doctor in seventh grade that he was the least flexible person the doctor had ever seen. But it also helps me relax.
The interesting thing about yoga, for those that go often, is the selection of music that the yogi or instructor selects for the session. Some go with the classical yoga mantras that include Enya-like soothing sounds while others go with contemporary, low-key tunes. Others mix-in hip-hop while more traditional classes won’t use music at all. It varies depending on the session and teacher you choose to go to.
As someone who picks the class based on time and skill level, I get to hear many different musical selections. And one thing you notice, as you go from one of the classes to the next is that not only does the music tend to reflect the teacher, but it mimics the type of student as well. You start to notice certain people always goes to one class that incorporates some soft electric, while others always show up for the teacher playing a bunch of Mumford & Sons. It has become a way for yoga instructors to not only showcase their personality, but also to entice students to return.