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Meditate to Faith Hunter’s New Album to Align Your Chakras for 2018

Faith Hunter says music is a powerful tool to amplify meditation practice. Let her soothing sounds guide you through holiday stress and new year intention setting.

Need help turning down all the random thoughts (both positive and negative) generated by your brain during meditation? Yoga teacher and studio owner Faith Hunter’s new Chakra Healing meditation album may make it easier to drop into meditation practice. “On a personal level, music serves as a center point of focus and helps me to steady the breath when I’m feeling anxious,” Hunter says. “Once I’m focused and the breath is steady, the thoughts slow down, and the mind settles.” 

Plus, Hunter says each of the chakras is associated with a particular sound vibration, which she incorporated into the tracks she created with DJ Taz Rashid. Adding sound frequency to your meditation practice can elicit a heightened sensation of healing in both body and mind. “Each track is designed to serve as a ritual for nourishing the physical and emotional bodies,” she says. “For example, Track 3, Empowerment (Solar Plexus/3 Chakra/Manipura), is a meditation of transforming energy in a positive manner that regulates the digestive system, while also giving you the strength to face challenges and move forward in your life.”

Just in time for holiday season stress, “this album provides an opportunity for the meditator to stay emotionally grounded, and it cultivates inner strength by soothing the heart and mind,” Hunter says. Use it in your meditation practice during the height of this hectic season and leading up to the new year—a great time to outline your desires, intentions, and priorities, Hunter says. This practice can guide you toward deeper personal connection, enabling you to greet 2018 with purpose.

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Faith Hunter’s Chakra-Healing Meditation Playlist

1. “Introduction”
2. “Groundation (Root) [Muladhara Chakra]”
3. “Fluidity (Sacral) [Svadhisthana Chakra]”
4. “Empowerment (Solar Plexus) [Manipura Chakra]”
5. “Love (Heart) [Anahata Chakra]”
6. “Communication (Throat) [Vishuddha Chakra]”
7. “Perception (Third Eye) [Ajna Chakra]”
8. “Illuminated (Crown) [Sahasrara Chakra]”
9. “Soul Shining (Root to Crown)”

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About Our Expert

Faith Hunter is a YJ contributor, yoga and meditation teacher, owner of Embrace Yoga DC, lifestyle writer/blogger, and trains yoga teachers around the world. She blends Classic yogic principles and real-world personal experiences into an integrated life practice rooted in aligning to your highest self. You can find more about her at faithhunter.com

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A 60-Minute Yoga Playlist to Inspire Gratitude

Set your intention on thanks and let these uplifting tracks set a grateful tone for your practice.

There’s always something or someone to be thankful for, and it’s the perfect time of year to cultivate appreciation in your practice. This playlist is full of classic ballads with a few modern twists.

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1. “Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
2. “Thank You,” Dido
3. “Home,” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
4. “Shelter from the Storm,” Bob Dylan
5. “Dancing In The Moonlight,” King Harvest
6. “Thank You,” Led Zeppelin
7. “Give Thanks & Praises,” Bob Marley & The Wailers
8. “I’m a Believer,” The Monkees
9. “Beautiful Day,” U2
10. “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” Belinda Carlisle
11. “How Sweet It Is [To Be Loved By You],” James Taylor
12. “Your Song,” Ellie Goulding
13. “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler
14. “Come On Get Higher,” Matt Nathanson
15. “Lovesong,” Adele
16. “Time After Time,” Iron & Wine

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23 Jams to Ignite Your Inner Warrior for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Could your morning flow use a lift? Perk up your practice with a playlist full of energizing girl-power tracks.

We all have the potential to be our own heroes. Let this playlist inspire you to tap into your most courageous, bold self as you flow through an invigorating vinyasa.

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1. “Fight Song,” Rachel Patton
2. “Scars To Your Beautiful,” Alessia Cara
3. “Brave,” Sara Bareilles
4. “Roar,” Katy Perry
5. “Most Girls,” Hailee Steinfeld
6. “I’m Every Woman,” Chaka Khan
7. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper
8. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
9. “Survivor,” Destiny’s Child
10. “Confident,” Demi Lovato
11. “Run the World (Girls),” Beyonce
12. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” Shania Twain
13. “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” Daya
14. “Love Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld
15. “I’m Coming Out,” Diana Ross
16. “Shake It Out,” Florence + The Machine
17. “Diamonds,” Rihanna
18. “This One’s for the Girls,” Martina McBride
19. “Suddenly I See,” KT Tunstall
20. “Beautiful,” Christina Aguilera
21. “Superwoman,” Alicia Keys
22. “Try,” Colbie Caillat
23. “Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae

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