This is a list of free music that is suitable for meditation, relaxation or yoga. These are all complete downloads not just samples. All downloads are free and legal for personal use.
Free music downloads
- Joseph Fosco Free Meditation Music Download: I’ll start with this free download by me. It is a relaxing 28 minute piece. Enjoy!
- Download Meditation Music: A large collection of free downloads of meditation music in a variety of styles.
- Hypnosis Healthcare – Free Meditation Music: This website offers 4 varied types of meditation music. The first has several pieces generated by fractals, another is based around the sounds of a storm, and a final track is a steady metronome beat. All are free for personal use.
- Relaxing Music: 11 free CDs of relaxing music to download. Registration is required to download, you can listen without registering.
- Music For Meditation Compilation: Free download of a 72 minute CD Of Meditation Music. The offer is from Magnatunes, and features 12 different Magnatues artists. Requires you enter you email to receive the download.
- Anahata: Anahata provides a large selection of relaxing electronic “music for meditation dreaming, sleeping, yoga”. In addition to free downloads, all selections can be streamed in both Lo and Hi Res.
- Indian Meditation Music for Morning and Evening Meditation: Free Indian Music for Meditation – 11 minutes long. The download link is towards the bottom of the page.
- Free Meditation Music Download: Three very nice downloads for “peace and personal growth”. The site also features a free ebook on meditation. In addition to the Free downloads, the site has additional music you can purchase.
- Free Meditation Music Download: Three tracks of music for meditation. The first is a slow piece based on bells and voices. The second track includes a spoken word meditation. The third track is somewhat quicker and more active than you might normally choose for meditation, relaxing or yoga – but still nice piece of music.
- Free Meditation Music Download: Two relatively short (about 4 minutes) pieces of relaxing music available for free. A full CD is available to purchase.
- Free Meditation Music Download: Although this sits is not about Meditation or Relaxing or Yoga, they do offer this free download of 7 tracks after you register.
- MusicRelaxation.com: This site offers many music downloads. However, they also require registration on a relatively lengthy form.
- Jai Uttal Live Free Download: Jai Uttal offers this free 30 minute download of the piece “Rama Bollo”.
- Sequoia Records Email List: Sign up for Sequoia Records email newsletter and you will receive free monthly mp3 downloads of meditation music.
Free streaming music
Although you cannot download this music, here is relaxing music you can listen to at your computer
- last.fm Meditation Radion on last.fm
- Live 365 A list of meditation music streams from Live 365.
- Free Meditation: This website has a section dedicated to music for meditation. The music is all from India or Indian based. This website also contains numerous free resources for meditation including articles, videos and classes.
- Radio Sri Chinmoy: This web site allows you to listen to over a dozen CDs of meditation music online. Many can be downloaded, but the download format is not mp3 – instead it is m3u or m4a (which use iTunes) or Real Player format.
- Anahata: Anahata provides a large selection of relaxing electronic “music for meditation dreaming, sleeping, yoga”. In addition to streaming in Lo and Hi Res versions, all selections are available to download for free.
- Hypnosis Healthcare: This site provides a player to allow you to listen to full or partial versions of a wide variety of music for meditation music. Unfortunately, many of the tracks are under 1 minute, but quite a few are longer. If you would like, you can purchase a copy of CDs you are interested in.
Although I’m focused on music here, I thought I’d include these links to free podcasts about meditation.
- The Meditation Podcast: This does not appear to be updated regulatly, but they do have ten episodes on various aspects of meditation available.
- The Meditation Oasis Podcast: A series of podcasts consisting of guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation.
Articles about using music for Meditation, Relaxation and Yoga
Benefits of Yoga Meditation Music: Short bullet list of the benefits of music in Yoga and Meditation. The resource sections are sketchy.
*About Joseph Fosco
He is a Composer and Sound Designer based in Chicago. He has designed sound and music for over 200 heatrical productions. Joseph has worked on numerous productions in and around Chicago, as well as in New York, Seattle, Madison, Milwaukee, London, Edinburgh, Brighton and Manchester.
Joseph’s work in theatre has earned him a Jeff award for Original Music, two Jeff Citations for Sound Design, two After Dark awards for Sound Design and a New York Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Sound Design. Additionally, Joseph has created sound and music for dance, film and multimedia projects, and has performed his monologues with sound across the United States.
Joseph is also active designing and building hardware and software systems for the production and processing of audio.