Science proves that music truly is the universal language of mankind.
And meditation music is the language of mankind at its very best.
Because it’s been scientifically proven that meditation music promotes inner peace, calmness, love, and positive emotions.
We all know nothing beats going to your meditation room, closing your eyes, and drowning in beautiful music.
Anyone who has taken a sound bath meditation will attest to how utterly heavenly it is.
Meditation music is specifically designed to produce positive psychological responses in the listener.
A Tibetan Singing Bowl, for instance, produces auditory overtones, which, when heard binaurally, creates frequencies which alter our brain waves from a Beta brainwave state to an Alpha state.” In other words, Tibetan Singing Bowls actually put your brain into a healthier, more positive state.
Take a look at our guide to Tibetan Singing Bowls. You will be mind-blown.
Yes, meditation music truly is the universal language of mankind at its best.
But what is the best meditation music?
Here is our playlist of the best meditation music for 2017.
The Best Meditation Music By Genre
Chinese Meditation Music
Chinese meditation music is truly beautiful. It’s the type of music you can put on, close your eyes and simply drift away to a state of complete inner peace. Take a listen to these masterful musicians, all of whom create serene auditory expreriences.
In The Orchid, Shao Rong (a Chinese musician living in Japan) uses the pipa (a four stringed lute) to create beautifully resonant music which will prmote inner calm and tranquillity. Incense sticks are included in the CD version to be used while listening to produce an even deeper relaxation.
Erhu: Jia Peng Fang Best
The erhu is a Chinese violin. Here it is played by the masterful musician Jia Peng Fang. Fang produces sentimental music which will stir your spirit. Anyone interested in Chinese music simply must listen to this master of the erhu at work.
Acupuncture for Mind, by WANG Xu-dong
Acupuncture is one of the most important components of Chinese medicine. In this album, doctor and music healer Xu Dong Wang offers music that that stimulates the energy centres used in acupuncture. This is a truly unique and beautiful album.
Elixir – Music for Moving and Still Meditation
Elixir is an album all about healing. The compositions use the pentatonic scale to create beautiful melodies that are perfect accompaniment for meditation. The music is specifically designed to lead meditation practitioners to a state of inner peace.
Deep Meditation Music
In our article on Going Deeper In Meditation we revealed many techniques for a deeper experience.
Music is one way of going deeper.
There’s nothing like the feeling of lying down, closing your eyes and focusing on some deep meditation music.
It is so relaxing and peaceful it simply carries you away.
In the video below, Relax River shares some heavenly Tibetan meditation music.
The music uses the harp. Scientific research proves that listening to harp music can stabilize blood pressure and create a deep sense of relaxation and wellness.
The Best Zen Meditation Music: Reverbnation
Reverbnation is the absolute best destination for Zen music.
I listened to them a lot during my meditation training.
Their website offers free music and a forum to discuss with fellow Zen meditation practitioners. The music is truly beautiful so be sure to visit today.
Visit their site HERE.
The Best Chakra Meditation Music : Airwithairrising
My meditation teachers advised me of AirWithAirRising’s Youtub channel.
It has music for all chakras, along with additional music and general relaxation music too.
Tibetan Deep Meditation Music; Nawang Khechog
I know many people currently doing their online meditation training who listen to Nawang Khechog’s “Tibetan Meditation Music.”
It is widely regarded as being one of (if not the) best Tibetant music in the world.
Khechog is a Grammie nominee and one of Tibets greatest composers.
He is the absolute leader in Tibetan Meditation Music. His CD is available from Amazon for $13.81. Pick up your copy below.
Japanese Meditation Music (Albums)
Eastwind: Japanese Shakuhachi Music
Masayuki Koga is a master of the Shakuhachi (a Jpanese flute).
He’s also a composer, producer, engineer and trained in law. . . so it’s fair to say he’s a wise man.
He has produced some of the best Zen music in the world/
Eastwind: Japanese Shakuhachi Music is sensational.
Zen Garden blends East with West in beautiful instrumental music that dives from one emotion to the next with grace.
The arrangements are effortless and wonderful. This album will produce a deep state of relaxation.
Indian Meditation Music
Indian meditation music is profoundly relaxing.
The albums that we have included in this list will get you into that Zen state. You know, that state where you feel like your melting into the world, like you’re as light as the air and being carried on the wind. Chilled. That’s…. that’s basically the point I’m making.
You’re going to love all this Indian meditation music. It’s made by truly talented musicians (so be sure to show them your support). And all these pieces are perfect for just chilling out and also perfect for actually meditating to.
So, lend me your ears and have a listen to these.
Chants of India by Ravi Shankar:
Ravi Shankar is the star of Indian classical music.
He combines sacred chants with western-style classical music.
This is a beautiful CD full of mantras and prayers. It was produced by the famous and sublimely talented George Harrison.
Chanting the Chakras:
This is the music of Layne Raymond (a highly regarded composer), this album combines drumming and chanting to create a sound that will lift your spirits. It is perfect for deep meditation.
Love is Space by Deva Premal:
This music is perfect for Yoga and relaxation, combining chanting with classical music. It can even be used for slow dancing.
Devotion by Rasa:
This album was inspired by the ancient Indian culture of Vedic. It is sung by Kim Waters and with music by Hans Christian. The album presents Sanskrit chants and devotional songs backed by sitar.
Even More Beautiful Meditation Music
The MeditationRelaxClub has a ton of different music, all related to self improvement / spirituality and more.
You’ll find study music, relaxing music, Zen music and a ton more besides.
Best of all, some of the tracks are nice and long, allowing for deep meditation.
Fearless 2435 :
Fearless 2435 has one of the most listened to pieces of music on Youtube. This channel holds Tai Chi music, Yoga music, a piece on the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra and more.
Divine Spiritual Radio Stations
Looking for great music radio stations? These are the top three that I have found online.
Radio Magico streams 24/7 and has a daily program that includes dance music, zen music, music for relaxation, mantras, easy listening music and more.
Radio Ananda is definitely one of the best meditation radio stations online.
Radio Ananda offers spiritual and uplifting music along with talk shows. It aims to be your resource for calmness.