It’s hump day. Arguably the hardest day of the week to get through, besides dreadful Mondays. The weekend is close enough to taste freedom, and yet so far. We should all take a few minutes to chill out and recharge.
Find a comfortable place to lay down, whether it be your yoga mat, your bed, or under your desk at the office. Take up as much space as you need. Then placing your palms facing up, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Now, turn your mind off and recharge for a couple minutes while listening to five of the most relaxing songs on the planet. Namaste.
1“Inner Focus” – Kundalini
Traditional meditation sounds are a great place to start. I’ve heard the following track played by at least one teacher in every yoga studio I’ve practiced in. I think it’s safe to say it’s a staple.
2“Interruptions (Heart & Breath)” – Richard Reed Parry
If you’re a yogi that loves folk music, find your zen while listening to this instrumental number by Richard Reed Parry. The prevalence of string instruments pays homage to the calmer beats of your beloved genre.
3“Fin” – Mélanie Laurent
This light and airy piano piece by Mélanie Laurent is bound to put your mind at ease.
4“Tracking Aeroplanes” – The Echelon Effect
Has your Wednesday been particularly stressful? If your body needs some extra savasana loving use this ambient song. You’ll feel ready to take on the world again in no time.
5“Uno” – Deuter
Personally, the next song is my favorite savasana track. The ambient electronic undertones are unbelievably soothing. However, it’s just ear-catching enough that it creates the perfect meditation atmosphere without lulling you to sleep… immediately.