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Workout Playlists To Get You Moving

2 years ago | BY Aakanksha Agarwal

Five fitness experts share playlists that get them moving and grooving

Tanvi Mehra

Yoga instructor and founder of Tangerine Art Studio

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Holding-1A yoga practitioner and professional dancer, music underlines her practices, so she’s plugged in all the time. Always hungry for new tunes, she spends all her commuting time looking for new music.

Her Playlist

1. ‘Primavera’ by Ludovico Einaudi: I usually listen to him while stretching.
2. ‘Ong Namo’ by Snatam Kaur: Her voice is transportive and this track is perfect for shavasana.
3. ‘One Dance’ by Drake: I usually play some Drake before getting into a hip-hop routine.
4. ‘How Hard I Try’ by Filous: This song has a hint of sadness, but its cheerful tune uplifts me.

Eefa Shrof

Yoga expert and founder of Superyoga

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Holding-3When it comes to cardio, the pioneer of the #21dayyogachallenge likes EDM & techno, but she’s all hip-hop and rock for weight-lifting.

Her Playlist

1. ‘We Own It’ by 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa: I absolutely love to strength-train to this track.
2. ‘Beloved’ by Anoushka Shankar: This one is my all-time favourite for yoga.
3. ‘Elephunk’ by The Black Eyed Peas: It’s my go-to music when in doubt.
4. ‘Unbreakable’ by BT: My absolute fave for cardio.

Urmi Kothari

Physical trainer and founder of Kinetic Living

Holding-6Holding-5Her workouts focus on functional, strength and body-weight training. She likes listening to one continuous set by a DJ. “I look for new music from the ‘For You’ section on iTunes.”

Her Playlist

1. The Anjunadeep Edition 73 with Jody Wisternoff: This compilation is great for runs and endurance workout at the gym.
2. Radiotherapy (21st Jan 2014) by Dave Seaman: It’s definitely therapy in the form of music.
3. Future Underground Set by Sunil Hubli: It takes me on a journey and I never want to stop moving.
4. The Anjunadeep Edition 43 with 16 bit Lolitas: A superb set for a run.

Anshuka Parwani

Yoga instructor and founder of Anshuka Yoga

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Holding-9This experimental yogini believes the endorphins that music brings to a workout have a magical effect. Her classes, from fluid aerial yoga to yogalates, are all about having fun and challenging oneself.

Her Playlist

1. ‘Stronger’ by Kanye West: While holding a particular posture for those extra seconds, this one really pushes me to achieve.
2. ‘Safe and Sound’ by Capital Cities: It’s a great cool-down song as it brings the tempo down.
3. ‘Let Me Feel’ by Jeremy Olander: A comfort-zone workout track.
4. ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta ft Sia: For when I’m trying out something new.

Deanne Panday

Fitness expert and trainer

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Holding-7Deanne, who combines weight lifting and medication, is partial to the angel-like voice of Snatam Kaur but she also listens to tracks her teenaged kids enjoy. Blasting out Bieber, Drake and Maroon 5 does it for her.

Her Playlist

1. ‘Light of the Naam’ by Snatam Kaur: My favourite for yoga, meditation and stretches.
2. ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber: This gets me in the mood to move.
3. ‘Cheap Thrills’ by Sia: The strong staccato beat is great for when I’m working on my lower body.
4. ‘Up & Up’ by Coldplay: I love warming up and setting the pace to this.

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