World Celebrates the Day of Music and Yoga Concurrently: Create a Perfect Yoga PlaylistWishesh Special

June 21, 2019 13:04
World Celebrates the Day of Music and Yoga Concurrently: Create a Perfect Yoga Playlist

The World Music Day 2019 is being observed across the world on June 21, 2019, the same day as the International Yoga Day.

The World Music Day, also known as theFête de la Musique, is an annual celebration of music and on the occasion, people are urged to play music in public places and parks and various free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for free.

When Was the First International Music Day Celebrated?

First International Music Day

The first such music celebration was initiated by French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang and Maurice Fleuret. The International Music day was first celebrated in Paris in 1982 and later it spread across 120 countries around the world.

Why International Music Day Is Celebrated?

International Music Day

The World Music Day aims to encourage both amateur and professional musicians to perform on the streets.

The day aims to make all genres of music accessible to the public through the medium of free music concerts.

World Music Day 2019 and International Yoga Day

Music and exercise often go hand-hand, as both are activities that people often enjoy doing alone and music not only keeps them company but also helps revitalize their energy.

While both music and yoga provide the same kind of comfort, the two compliment each other as well, as music can also help one perform yoga better and in a much-relaxed way and together the two can increase focus and concentration.

Given below are some music genres that can really boost one’s yoga performance on this International Day of Yoga:

Instrumental Trance Music

Instrumental trance music can have an extremely soothing impact on one’s body and mind while performing yoga. Some of the popular tunes that one can listen to while performing yoga include ‘Practicing the Jhanas, Lost Shores, Soothing heartbeat, Inner peace and relaxation and Indian native American flute for meditation and Stars rising during dawn.

Indie Folk

Indie folk music is another great combination of yoga. It can really help in revitalizing one’s energy and sooth the mind. Besides international artists, there are a lot of young indie folk artists coming up in India, who are worth exploring.

Classical Music

Classical music is another genre, which when combined with yoga can help in calming the mind, increasing focus and relieving the stress. It can be both classical and Indian classical music. Besides popular artists such as Beethoven and Mozart, Indian Hindustani and Carnatic songs can work wonders coupled with yoga. 


Pop with its sooth melodious music is another form of music that complements yoga on this International Day of Yoga. So, listen to your favorite Pop artist, be it the King of Pop Michael Joseph Jackson or the all-time favorites, the Beatles or even Coldplay or artists like Rihanna and Madonna.

Chants/ Mantras

Traditional chants and mantras such as Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam and Om Mani Padme Hum are also known to really sooth the mind and help one relax, adding to the benefit that is provided by yoga.

By Sowmya Sangam

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