When selecting music for mindfulness purposes, a few things are important that one does not typically consider when choosing your favorite songs or playlists. For instance, in order to relax the mind, it is typically better to listen to instrumental music because lyrics automatically engage the listener's language processing mechanisms. In addition, music that you have a history with will also engage your mind as it triggers those associated memories. Also, listening to a typical radio station or streaming music source on the Internet is not ideal due to frequent commercials which, by design, are trying to engage your mind. To maximize relaxation, commercials need to be avoided. But there's no need to buy new music. Below are several songs written and performed by Life Blooming's Art Blevins that you can listen to and even download for free to facilitate your initial exploration into utilizing music for enhancing your mindfulness practices.
A playlist of 16 instrumental songs for relaxation from the album "Relajarse" by Art Blevins
A feeling of gratitude for something precious.
A sweet melody, soft and beautiful, with hints of longing.
To evoke a feeling of experiencing everything as fresh and new.
A cheerful melody & harmony, a feeling of readiness to be fulfilled.
Light and airy, capturing a sense of floating.
A melodic bass solo with a sacred, wordless prayer-like intent.
Boketto - a Japanese word meaning to gaze into the distance without thinking. This song is meant to capture a feeling of soaring - thought free, weightless, riding the breeze!
A beautiful sweet, sonic exploration written in honor and appreciation for a dear friend. The title is a Latin term for "beauty" - literally, the salient qualities possessed by the goddess Venus.
Melancholy vibes from sensing the imminent departure of a loved one from my life, but resting in appreciation for the time that was shared.
Solo on a Bass VI, with melody and harmonies that reflect the sacred vibe of Gregorian chants. Written to encourage quiet inner reflection.
The title is a German word that means "yearning" or "wistful longing". The song was written in appreciation for a loved one whose presence was dearly missed.
A sweet, upbeat, happy tune. The title is Spanish for "always smiling".
The title "Unalome" is a word that represents an individual's journey of transcendence.
Based on a feeling of euphoria due to finding the source of happiness and fulfillment within me.
A song of gratitude for dear ones in my life who elevate me with their manner of being in this world.
Calm melodies and harmonies, reflecting an internal state of being in excellent order.