Bhakti Groove: Summertime Playlist

"Summer's here and the time is right" for the next installation of an intoxicating Bhakti Groove playlist.

If you think the weather is the only thing sweltering and sticky hot, just wait until you pop this mix on! I always strive to create a mix that's not only appropriate for class, but also equally yummy for a drive to the beach or that outdoor summer concert, or even a spontaneous dance party in your living room.

In keeping with the theme and season, you'll be in for some "hot fun" Sly Stone style, while Guru, the Isley's and SOJA examine the anatomy of a "summer breeze." "The livin' is easy" this time of year, and it doesn't matter if "your daddy is rich" or "your momma's good looking." All it takes is a good attitude, some yoga practice, a rich smile, sunshine...and a soundtrack to get your groove on too. So here it is...enjoy!

Dancing In The Streets | Grateful Dead

 Summer Song | YACHT

Fine and Free | Guru Jazzmatazz

 Summer Breeze | The Isley Brothers

 Summer Breeze | SOJA

 Summer's Gone | Pretty Lights

 Alive (King Most Remix) | J Boogie's Dubtronic

Summer Blue | Money Mark

 Summertime Blues (Live) | The Who

 Hot Fun in the Summertime | Sly & the Family Stone

 Summertime | Sam Cooke

 It's Summertime | The Flaming Lips

 Summer Time | Dead Prez

Summer's Thirst | Pretty Lights

Summer Teeth | Wilco

Way Of The Light | 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up

Summer Gypsy | Nujabes

 Light | Phish

 Everlasting Light | The Black Keys

 Shine A Light | The Rolling Stones

See You In The Light | Michael Franti & Spearhead

John smrtic

John Smrtic is an Albany, NY based Jivamukti Yoga teacher. He has spent a rare 600+ hours in front of his teachers and Jivamukti founders, Sharon Gannon and David Life, since meeting them in 2006. Soaked in this direct transmission, John is passionate to convey their teachings and method as purely as possible. Using these teachings and traditional yogic scripture as a foundation, John blends...READ MORE