Meditation Music - Free Sleep, Kids, Nature Sounds and Instrumental Meditation Music
Below is a free resource guide for different types of meditation music. It is organized by the type of meditation interest - sleep, kids, nature sounds, and instrumental. All the meditation music listed below is free. Just click on the links provided to access it.
Meditation Music for Sleep
Sometimes all you need is some calm music to lull you to sleep. Meditation is shown to help improve sleep - both in getting to sleep faster and in experiencing deeper, more restful sleep.
If you use a wearable device like a Fitbit or Apple Watch, you can track your sleep cycles and understand how long your body is in each of the four main sleep stages. See if adding meditation to your practice improves your sleep.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, some people find that if they try to meditate around their bedtime they cannot get through an entire practice. Instead, it’s best for them to meditate in the morning. But you can use this insight to your advantage at night as a life hack for getting to sleep quickly!
Just put on some meditation music and start your meditation practice and you may find yourself falling asleep in no time.
Below are some links to meditation music for sleep. They are serene sounds that are in a longer format so you will be fast asleep by the time the meditation is over.
- Relaxing Deep Sleep Music - Youtube, 11+ hours
- Soothing Vibrations Sleep Music - Youtube, 3 hours
- Subtle Vocals & Soothing Vibrations Sleep Music - Youtube, 11+ hours
- Dreamy Instrumentals - Insight Timer, 1.5 hours
- Lulling Vibrations & Nature Sounds - Insight Timer, 1.5 hours
Meditation Music for Kids
It’s never too early to start meditating! The Dalai Lama once said, "If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
We love the idea of teaching children how to meditate. If your child is new to the practice, try introducing relaxing music to start and gradually build into meditation.
You can have your child lay on the floor with a stuffed animal on their belly and have them watch as the stuffed animal moves up on the inhale and down on the exhale. This mindfulness practice is a great way to calm kids down before bedtime and help them get a restful and deep sleep!
- Nature Sounds with Pocahontas Melody Kids Meditation Music Kids Meditation Music - Youtube, 1 hour, Cartoon animal visual
- Happy Relaxing Guitar Music for Kids - Youtube, 3 hours
- Calm Instrumental for Kids - Youtube, 12 hours, Aquarium visual
- Sleep Tunes - Insight Timer, 1.5 hours
- Kids Meditation Music: The Dancing Fairy - Insight Timer, 1 hour
Meditation Music - Nature Sounds
Some of the best meditation music to listen to is nature sounds. The sounds of birds, rivers, trees in the wind - all of this music comes naturally from the earth.
As humans we are a part of nature and connecting with nature can be so moving.
There is ongoing research studying the positive effects of grounding, or earthing, by walking barefoot on the ground or submerging yourself in water. Early studies are showing improvements in fatigue and pain, anxiety and depression and sleep disorders.
If you live in a city and cannot connect with nature as frequently as you would like, a meditation with nature sounds may be just what you need to feel connected with the earth.
- Thunder and Rain Nature Meditation - Youtube, 9 hours
- Flowing Stream - Insight Timer, 40 minutes
- Waves - Insight Timer, 50 minutes
- Melodic Sounds and Subtle Ocean Sounds - Youtube, 11+ hours
- Night Forest Nature Sounds - Soundcloud, 30 minutes
Meditation Music - Instrumental
Below are instrumental meditation songs with four different types of instruments - piano, harp, guitar, and flute.
If you are lucky enough to play one of these instruments, you may be drawn to this type of meditation music. Or it may remind you of that time when your parents forced you to learn an instrument so now you are turned off my instrumental meditation music - if that’s you, see our earlier meditation music categories.
- Piano Meditation Music - Insight Timer, 15 minutes
- Harp Meditation Music - Insight Timer, 40 minutes
- Guitar and Flute Meditation Music - Insight Timer, 15 minutes
- Guitar Instrumental Meditation Music - Soundcloud, 3 hours
- Native American Flute - Soundcloud, 10 minutes