My extensive Bob Marley playlist has been jammin’ in all of my recent yoga classes. Almost all of my students have commented on how the music moved them during their practice. When I practice yoga at home, I always start with “Lively Up Yourself” and then I know I am in for an inspired sequence. Same with running. Lately, I have been running in the park almost every day listening to Bob as I course my way through the woods of Prospect Park. As I push myself to go further each day, I am inspired by the words, “my feet is my only carriage, so I’ve got to push on through…”
When I have to go to my office job in the midst of Babylon (aka NYC), I have started to commute with Bob in the morning and in the evening. When I am at my desk writing and working, feeling stressed and tired, I sneak in my earbuds, start listening to “Mellow Mood” or “Bend Down Low” and suddenly all is well.
When I go out to bars at night with friends, the only time patrons seem to unite and smile, and sometimes sing out loud, is when Bob comes on the stereo. When my friends and I saw “Marley” in the movie theater, it was too much of a challenge not to sing along with every song, so we did. We were not alone. The girl behind us must have been even more inspired than we were, for she shouted, quite loudly, every lyric to every song.
From childhood to today, Bob Marley’s music never gets old for me. I think I am not alone when I say that his music can make a person feel inspired, positive, lively, defiant, mellow, united, rebellious, romantic, irie, spiritual, sensual, and natural. What’s the point of this post? Listen to Bob Marley. One love.