Hello and welcome Michael.
I'm finding it interesting that you pose this questions as I am new at Yoga Forums myself. I feel like I'm am writing lengthy posts, but at the same time feel as if they are the Readers Digest condensed versions. That's fun! I'm in the middle of both thoughts. I had posted something with regard to what you asked just last night. You can follow the thread for DVD recommendations, but I'll copy and paste a portion of what I had posted to Makena.
Music selection is always fun. You will find different schools of thought on music. Should we be quieting the mind or distracted by music but I Like to experiment with both as options. Here is one of my playlist for an upbeat practice. Includes many genres of music. What relaxes one person definitely can upset another. Try some of these artists...
Shiva Manas Puja Asana
Angels of the Sea Tajalli
Om The Moody Blues
A Smile That Explodes Joseph Arthur
Catch the Wind Joan Baez, Donavan
Reaching for Light Lizzie West & The White Buffalo
All We Have Brett Dennen
Beauty of the Sea The Gabe Dixon Band
Krsna Pranam Jaya Lakshmi & Deva Priyo
What a Day Greg Laswell
If Not for You Phil Keaggy
I Try Ben Taylor
Spirits Ty Burhoe
Samba Sadashiva Donna De Lory
Getting Some Fun Out of Life Madeleine Peyroux
Elements Into Light Layne Redmond (Bija seed sounds)
Yesterday (beatles) Judy Collins
It would be a nice mix of mantra… folk, soft rock, jazz, new age, etc.
Anything particular that you do like… world beats is always fun…
any of Shaman’s Dream, a compilation called Eden: Global chill…
Rara Avis. Well now that I’ve put some ideas down.
You can check some of the playlists on Itunes as well.
There are different schools of thought about doing yoga to music. Yoga Journal had an article at some point in time. B.K.S. Iyengar says NO... David Life and Sharon Gannon, definitely YES..
Currently listening to: Tom Noble Indian Sunset "Raj DUB"