Types of Relaxation Music

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When the time comes to relax and unwind, some of us find it hard to do so. But with a little relaxation music, you can find yourself at peace in no time. There are several types of relaxation music to choose from. Sometimes what works for one person doesn't work for another. Choose something that works best for you by sampling music online or while shopping in-store.

Classical Music

  • Classical music is one type of music that is often used to help relax the body and the mind. Classical music can help slow down your heart rate and breathing and change brain wave patterns to reduce stress levels. Music is a powerful tool that can alter your mood. Classical music is soft and pleasant to some people and it can easily help you relax. It can even lower your blood pressure so that relaxation is imminent. Try composers like Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Antonio Vilvaldi and Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky.

Jazz Music

  • Jazz music is a soft, melodic music that can also ease your mind and body. Miles Davis is an excellent choice when considering relaxing jazz music. The saxophone is part of what makes his music an easy listening experience, and you can sit back and relax in the bathtub with a glass of wine to the legendary Miles Davis. A bit of piano in addition to the saxophone makes this type of jazz almost hypnotizing and puts you in the mood for nothing but rest and relaxation.

New Age Music

  • New age music is mostly instrumental and carries barely-there melodic harmonies, coupled with all types of sounds from around the world. The objective of most new age music is to encourage tranquility, which is definitely good for relaxation. New age music has the ambiance of classical music and jazz music strung together, but with other styles of music all rolled into one. Some great New Age artists include Enya, Blackmore's Night, Jim Brickman, Libera and Enigma.

Classic Love Songs (Any Genre)

  • Classic love songs make great relaxation songs. Most are soothing and slow in tempo, creating the ultimate relaxing mood. Classic loves songs can come in a multitude of genres, from classical to R&B. You just have to choose the music that works best for you. Some of the best classic loves songs are "Endless Love" by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross, "To Know Him is to Love Him" by the Teddy Bears, "To Love Somebody" by the Bee Gees and "Rhythm of the Rain" by the Cascades, according to AOL Radio Blog's list of the top 100 Classic Love Songs. Sift through the list for some of your favorite classics or pick and choose some for your relaxation playlist.

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