Take deep breath in. Exhale.
The relationship between music and relaxation is one that remains important over our entire lifespan. The ability for music to create calm and provide something soothing to listen to and feel is an experience most of us are familiar with, and a valuable premise in music therapy.
Whether or not a song is relaxing is up to the listener. For me, relaxing music makes me feel like time is slowing down and a sense that everything is going to be okay. The days and hours often move so quickly for me that I often crave slow and steady tempos with legato melodies to refocus on the present moment with ease. Here are a few songs that I turn to for a peaceful break in the day.
What songs or music help you feel relaxed?
I Am Light by India.Arie
F-Stop Blues by Jack Johnson
Aqueous Transmission by Incubus