YL@Home Playlist: Epiphany

Music can be a great accompaniment to your practice. Just as we link one pose to another, linking songs together in a playlist can energize, focus and inspire us. Sharing one of our more recent playlists, epiphany, with two tracks having that same name – Trent Reznor’s and Atticus Ross’ Epiphany appears in the Disney/Pixar movie Soul, which was an epiphany all its own, as was Taylor Swift dropping two indie albums this year – epiphany appears on Folklore, the first of those two albums, which was on repeat for a good part of our back half of 2020. This playlist is a bit of a celebration of other epiphanies – when you realize yoga, just as life, is rooted in the breath, Julianna Barwick’s The Harbinger begins the same way, full complete breaths, her song both starts and ends this playlist. Eddie Vedder’s “acoustic at home” version of Just Breathe was actually the first track we dropped into this playlist, everything else built around it. While an epiphany is often associated with lightness and the divine, we have Miya Folick covering Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” (check out her song Thingamajig which is where we first heard her) immediately followed by Death Cab for Cutie covering TLC’s “Waterfalls” – alas we could not work TLC into this playlist, maybe an acoustic No Scrubs has a home on a future playlist… Other choices reinforce the times invoked by Vedder’s “acoustic at home” version of his song – Feels Like Home by Caamp, Lost by Local Natives and in Blue Skies Noah And The Whale write a song for anyone with a broken heart, for anyone who can’t get out of bed. A great need, wanting for, loss and holding onto others fill Superposition by Young the Giant and Wiseblood by Zola Jesus. We seek Redemption with Nathaniel Rateliff – just set me free – and we find ourselves Here Now with Wild Child before the aforementioned epiphanies. Harbinger has been a savasana mainstay for us for years and with a harbinger being the sign of something to come, we remain hopeful that this song foreshadows all things positive. Namaste.