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Music Monday flows with @The_xx

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for joining me for my first post of 2017.

If you don’t know by now, Mondays on my blog are reserved for music because music inspires so much of what I do. I’ve been featuring both old and new songs here since 2010, and it all started with this little post. I laughed when I read it again; it was long ago when I first started my blog. At the time, a regular music post seemed the perfect way to kick off the week. It still does.

Music has always been a constant in my life, so I hope you will continue to join me every Monday.

For 2017, I’m starting with an English band I first heard last summer.

The xx is a trio who’ve been around since 2005. They are releasing their third studio album in a couple of weeks, but this track, aptly called “Intro” came off their debut album.

I first heard “Intro” while in a hot yoga class with one of my favourite teachers, Erick.

I recall sweat dripping off my forehead as I held a painful plank pose. More than likely, I was cursing Erick under my breath too.

Then this song came on, and herein lies the power of music for me.

Suddenly, my energy changed. I forgot the pressure on my wrists and the trembling in my core. The first notes of this tune injected power into my arms and I lifted my sagging middle just a little bit higher.

Instead of being in agony, I was now Superwoman, (well, not really), but I knew I could hold that pose much longer than I had initially thought.

Have a listen to The xx, and let me know if you don’t feel a spring in your step afterward. 🙂 Crank it up!

Enjoy, and hope you have an energetic, super-charged, and powerful week,

~eden

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Music Monday flows with @LadyGaga #yoga

As I continue to highlight music from my classes at Union Yoga studio, here is a great song from my Body Tone class.

When it’s playing, we are usually on our backs doing sit-ups, crunches, and working on abdominals.

It’s a motivating tune, and so long as I keep breathing, I really feel like I’m on the edge of glory.

Enjoy the inimitable Lady Gaga.

I’m traveling shortly, and I’ll be in transit to Bali the next time I blog.

Have a super week!

~eden

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Music Monday flows with @Beyonce #yoga

I never thought I’d feature a BeyoncĂ© song for yoga, but live and learn. This high energy dance song is part of my Body Tone class at  Union Yoga studio.

It’s about girls running the world, and I feel a bit bad for the few guys in the class (it’s 90% women), but they don’t seem to mind.

They’re huffing and puffing along with the song just like the rest of us.

Have an energetic week, and for those of us in Canada, Happy Thanksgiving!

~eden

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Music Monday flows with @MaxFrost #yoga

Over the next weeks, I’ll feature songs and artists who’ve helped me move in my hot yoga classes.

The songs are an eclectic mix, as are the teachers who lead the classes at the wonderful Union Yoga studio, where I’m a member.

I respond to upbeat, lyrical songs when I exercise, as well as to the slow, soothing music usually associated with yoga.

Imagine flowing to “Let Me Down Easy” by Texan songwriter, Max Frost.

Have a super-charged, great week, even if it’s not an easy one,

~eden

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