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Sound therapist Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, recently helped create the tune "Weightless" (by the UK band Marconi Union). The song is considered by some to be one of the world's most relaxing, in part because its gentle tempo of 60 beats per minute or less was found to have an effect more soothing than massage. Here are seven more songs to help you mellow out.
"Makambo," by Geoffrey Oryema
"By Your Side," by Sade
"Pachelbel Meets U2," by Jon Schmidt
"Shadows Fall," by Michael Hoppé
"Diamonds in the Sun," by Girish
"Méditation," from the opera Thaïs, Act II
"High and Dry," by Radiohead
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From the February 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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