I am a HUGE fan of yoga and meditation. It’s incredible what yoga can do for the body and meditation can do for the mind. Most of us are so wrapped up in our everyday lives that it’s good to take time each day to stretch our bodies and quietly clear our minds, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
I’m also a big fan of music, and find it to be one of the most healing therapies that exists.
So naturally, yoga + meditation + music = win.
Here are my top 10 picks for best songs for yoga and meditation:
1. Florence and the Machine – Seven Devils
So dark. So powerful. So awesome. Although, I must admit, most of Florence’s songs are great for yoga and meditation.
2. Sia – Breathe Me
Sia is another artist with a lot of great yoga and meditation tracks. (You may just find another one on this list…)
3. Grizzly Bear – Ready, Able
If you haven’t heard of Grizzly Bear, this is undeniably their best song. It’s just beautiful. Wait until 1:53 in the song when it really kicks in. And then just listen.
4. Jeff Buckley – New Year’s Prayer
God, I love this man. Fall in light. Fall in light. Fall in light.
5. Sarah McLachlan & Delerium – Silence
This is one of my all-time favorites. It just has that dark, eerie vibe to it that makes you want to light candles and just… be.
6. Bush – Mouth
Another great dark, eerie track.
7. Garbage – Milk
This song is magical. Every time I listen to this song, lay in the sun and meditate, magic happens. Try it. You’ll see.
8. Radiohead – Reckoner
By far the best track on “In Rainbows.” And a great yoga song.
9. Florence and the Machine – Blinding
This is my favorite Florence song of all time. It’s just incredible. Although, as a runner up, “What the Water Gave Me” also came pretty close to making this list.
10. Sia – Don’t Bring Me Down
Along with Florence, I had to add two Sia songs to this mix. Listen. You’ll get it.