The Relaxation Hit List: Top 10 Spotify Playlists
In our ever-changing world, we’ve found comfort in noise—clutter, excess, distractions, stimulation—even when our brains and hearts crave peace. We have grown so accustomed to the dings of our emails and the vibrations of our phones that they have almost become an extension of our psyche. Our brain and fingers itch for the next notification, alarm, or alert to let us know that we’re wanted, needed, or are missing out on something…anything.
But in the wake of all that’s happening across the globe right now, we’re choosing to look towards the sun to see the light in this chapter that can otherwise feel so very dark. Though the coming weeks will be challenging, we have the brilliant opportunity to grasp the beautiful simplicity in just being.
While we will certainly miss camaraderie, togetherness, and the understated magic of a hug, this is a chance for us all to take a step back and return to ourselves. We have a rare and fleeting moment to quiet the outside world, letting our minds and bodies rest.
We are learning a lesson in prioritization. We have to understand that we are not our output. We have to honor the simple truth that our health and well-being (as well as the health and well-being of those around us) is truly all that matters.
As firm believers that everything we consume—from the content we watch to the foods we eat, and of course, the products we put on our skin—has lasting effects on our mental and physical well-being, we want to help calm your mind during this uncertain time.
We know there is not one simple fix to help you anchor yourself during this storm, but we do want you to know that we will be right here with you every step of the way.
Inhale. Exhale. Sound on.
Light a candle and let the soft beats, tranquil drum cadences, and uplifting meditations wash over you. This special list of soothing sounds was curated by the Valentia team just for you. Enjoy.
Learn to find perfection in the imperfections with the sonically unfiltered, chilled out vibes of lo-fi hip hop beats—the perfect soundtrack to your next spring cleaning session.
Meditate to the Sounds of Nature
Apartment dwellers and big city inhabitants, do not fret. You can escape the concrete cityscape with just one click.
Buddhist monks have long used Tibetan bowls as an integral piece in their meditation practice. As the bowls “sing,” allow your mind and body to release into a state of pure relaxation.
Wind chimes, singing birds, ocean waves—whatever it is that soothes your spirit, you’ll find a piece of it here.
Spruce up your headspace with guided moments that take the guesswork out of meditation.
See past your distractions and seamlessly accompany your work-from-home task list with tranquil instrumentals.
Guided Anxiety Relief: Ambient
Track #4 is a game-changer. Promise.
Binaural Beats Theta Brainwaves
Sound waves with a frequency between 4-8 hertz resonate in the theta range—helping us relax, focus, and spark creativity.
If a gentle massage was music, this would be it.
ASMR Sleep Sounds
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) has taken on a life of its own in the digital world. And after nearly instantly falling asleep to this playlist, it’s clear why.