Musings, love and laughter from the other side

Okay, first off, I’ll admit that I’m kind of picky when it comes to my meditation music. I don’t necessarily have a type per se, I just know what I like when I hear it. Likewise, I know what I don’t like when I hear it. So, for your listening pleasure, I’ve decided to do a short series on Meditation Music – The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY.

Right now, I’m going to focus on The Good – music I’ve come across that I personally find ideal for meditation. Some are entire CDs, and others are individual tracks I listen to when I need a quick relaxation break.

Chakra Suite by Steven Halpern

I was skeptical at first when I ordered this, because I’ve had bad luck with several meditation music CDs I’ve purchased. I’m happy to say that I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. I’ve used it pretty regularly, and am very pleased with it. Its soothing tones enable me to meditate and focus on each chakra easily, without being distracted. You can hear sample tracks here.

Atlantis Rising by Michael Diamond & Steven Halpern

This is a fairly new one in my collection. It’s very relaxing, without being boring. Michael Diamond makes excellent use of the synthesizer. If you like the music of Isao Tomita, chances are pretty good that you’ll like this one. You can hear sample tracks here.

Snowflakes Are Dancing by Isao Tomita

I’ve had this one in my collection forever on cassette, and am finally going to get around to updating my copy. I love this one. Isao Tomita takes music of Debussy and creates something totally unique on the synthesizer. Some tracks are more suitable for meditation than others, but it’s still a phenomenal CD.

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