Top 10 Spa Music CDs
Spirit of Yoga
I play this nearly every day because it makes me feel like I've been meditating for an hour as soon as it starts. Ben Leinbach's music has an Eastern sound, and a deeply spiritual quality. I can work to it, do yoga to it, meditate to it.
This music by Deuter is a gorgeous tapestry of Tibetan bells that I play when I need to calm down. It is called a meditation CD, but I find it to be exquisitely beautiful music.
Wave Hands Like Clouds
This is a new favorite of mine by Beudi Siebert, who has an Eastern sound and composes interesting, beautiful music.
This is a three-CD set that is very low-key and soothing, the kind of music that won't startle you when you're getting a massage. I put it on as calming background music while I work.
Ocean of Peace
This is from the Yoga Zone and is one of my very favorite CDs for yoga. It lasts about an hour, and the tempos seem to change at just the right point. It's also beautiful just for listening.
Garden of Peace
I like this for all the same reasons I like Ocean of Peace -- it's the right length, has the right pacing, and is pretty listening.
Ayurveda Moving in Time
If I'm feeling a little down or sluggish this seems to get me going. The melodies and rhythyms are designed to "balance your doash" and make you feel more vital.
This is a best-selling sampler from Real Music. If you want to find out what harpist Hilary Stagg, pianist Kevin Kern and many other Real Music artists sound like, its a wonderful place to start.
Letting The World Go By
Another compilation from Real Music, this is a good one to choose if you like a Western sound of piano and strings. Artists includes Danny Wright and Bernward Koch.
This is soothing and sensual music, a great combination for lovers. It was inspired by Shastro's visti to the Kajuraho Temples in the North of India, where he was struck by the art that arose from the ancient tantric cultures of the east. Very romantic.