In this list of the best meditation music I will be sharing tunes from all over the world, chosen by me, a meditation teacher and musician for more than 30 years (Hi.).
We will look at:
- Best Zen music
- Best Indian meditation music
- Best Chinese meditation music
- Best Japanese meditation music
- A lot of this is online meditation music, but there are some CDs too.
- And how these sounds helps with sound healing
I love anything musical. And I love sharing my passion with other people. But there is one funny thing about meditation music: You cannot listen to these tunes while meditating. It is impossible.
You can meditate on sound. But you cannot meditate and listen at the same time. Bodhipaksa made some seriously enlightening comments about this on WildMind.
You cannot listen to while meditating . You can meditate on it. And you can meditate while playing an instrument (try playing a Tibetan Singing Bowl for instance).
But to truly meditate on sound, you are going to need the absolute best sounds ever. You need some seriously Zen music.Well, either that or you can just buy a meditation gong, hit it with a hammer and meditate to the sound (gongs are amazingly powerful sound healing instruments).
So let’s get to it.
Here are my choices of the best meditation music ever (and you might like to see my list of the best meditation DVDs and CDs too!)
The Best Meditation Music Ever, By Genre
Chinese tunes is truly beautiful. It’s the type of tunes you can put on, close your eyes and simply drift away to a state of complete inner peace.
This is Zen meditation music at its best.
Take a listen to these masterful musicians, all of whom create serene auditory expreriences.
The Orchid – Chinese instrumental With Pipa
In The Orchid, Shao Rong (a Chinese music artist living in Japan) uses the pipa (a four stringed lute) to create some of the best Chinese tunes ever. It will promote inner calm and tranquillity. Incense sticks are included in the CD version to be used while listening to produce an even deeper relaxation.
This is some of the best Zen music ever.
Erhu: Jia Peng Fang Best — Music With Ehu
The erhu is a Chinese violin. It’s a beautiful instrument that is so relaxing you just melt listening to it. Much of the best Zen music is played on erhu.
Here it is played by the masterful musician Jia Peng Fang, one of the best Chinese artists.
Fang produces sentimental sounds that will stir your spirit. Anyone interested in Chinese musicians simply must listen to this master of the erhu at work.
Isn’t this some of the best Zen music you’ve ever heard?
Acupuncture for Mind, by WANG Xu-dong — For Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the most important components of Chinese medicine. In this album, doctor and Chinese artist Xu Dong Wang offers sounds that stimulates the energy centres used in acupuncture. This is a truly unique and beautiful Zen album.
Elixir – 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. This is some of the best pieces for healing. It creates deep inner peace.
Best Deep Meditation Music
In our article on Going Deeper In Meditation we revealed many techniques for a deeper experience.
Zen music can help you to go deeper.
There’s nothing like the feeling of lying down, closing your eyes and focusing on some deep sounds.
It is so relaxing and peaceful it simply carries you away.
In the video below, Relax River shares some heavenly Their tunes use the harp.
Did you know: Scientific research proves that listening to a harp can stabilize blood pressure and create a deep sense of relaxation and wellness.
If you want the best tunes, put this on and close your eyes awhile.
Seven Metals Singing Bowls Of Tibet – Best Deep Meditation Music With Singing Bowls
This is simply one of the absolute best Tibetan singing bowls albums you will find. And some of the best deep meditation music too.
Seven Metals Singing Bowls Of Tibet is all about the Buddhist bowl sounds, which are known to heal the body mind and spirit.
The Best Zen Music: Reverbnation
Reverbnation is the absolute best Zen music online.
I listened to them a lot during my meditation training.
Their website offers free Zen music online. Plus, there’s a forum to discuss Zen music with other meditators. Their sounds are truly beautiful so be sure to visit today.
Visit their site HERE.
The Best Tunes Online For Chakra Opening: Airwithairrising
AirWithAirRising’s Youtub channel has piece for all chakras, along with additional tunes and general relaxation pieces too.
Nawang Khechog–Best Deep Music From Tibet
I know many people currently doing their online meditation training who listen to composer Nawang Khechog and the particularly his excellent “Tibetan Music.”
It is widely regarded as being one of (if not the) best albums from Tibet.
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.
Best Meditation Music Ever From Japan (Albums)
Eastwind: Japanese Shakuhachi
Masayuki Koga is the best meditation music artist to use the Shakuhachi (a Japanese 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 meditation music,
Eastwind: Japanese Shakuhachi is sensational.
Zen Garden — Best Zen Meditation Music For Emotional Balance
Zen Garden blends East with West in beautiful instrumental pieces that dive from one emotion to the next with grace.
The arrangements are effortless and wonderful. This album will produce a deep state of relaxation.
Best Indian Meditation Music Ever
Choosing the best Indian meditation music was a challenge for me because there are so many great musicians in India.
The albums that I have included in this list include some of the best Indian meditation music ever produced. They 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.
You’re going to love this collection of the best Indian meditation music. It’s made by truly talented artists (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 — Best Indian Meditation Music For Classical-Fans
Ravi Shankar is a star of the Indian classical scene.
He combines sacred chants with western-style classical sounds.
This is truly some of the best Indian meditation music ever. . It was produced by the famous and sublimely talented George Harrison.
This is from Layne Raymond (a highly regarded composer), this album combines drumming and chanting to create a sound that will lift your spirits. It is some of the best chakra meditation music ever.
Love is Space by Deva Premal – Best Meditation Music For Mantras
This is perfect for Yoga and relaxation, combining chanting with classical pieces. It can even be used for slow dancing. Deva Premal is my personal best meditation music artist of all time. Love her!
Devotion by Rasa:
This album was inspired by the ancient Indian culture of Vedic. It is sung by Kim Waters and with pieces by Hans Christian. The album presents Sanskrit chants and devotional songs backed by sitar.
Even More of The Best Meditation Music Ever:
The MeditationRelaxClub has a ton of different tunes, all related to self improvement / spirituality and more.
You’ll find study pieces, relaxing pieces, Zen music and a ton more besides.
Best of all, some of the tracks are nice and long, allowing for deep sitting sessions.
Fearless 2435 :
Fearless 2435 has one of the most listened to tracks on Youtube. This channel holds Tai Chi pieces, Yoga pieces, a piece on the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra and more.
Best Meditation Radio Stations
Looking for great 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 pieces, zen music, tunes for relaxation, mantras, easy listening and more.
Radio Ananda is definitely one of the best meditation radio stations online.
Radio Ananda offers spiritual and uplifting sounds along with talk shows. It aims to be your resource for calmness.
Did you know: Meditation will actually make you a better musician
Do you play an instrument?
If so you will be very interested by this news. Scientific research has proven that meditation actually makes you a better musician.
My guide to meditation for musicians tells you everything you need to know. Take a look.
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