12 Best Indian Yoga Music on YouTube for Instant Calm and Relaxation


Here is a selection of 12 Videos of my favorite Indian Yoga Music on YouTube that is sure to make you feel deeply relaxed and calm.

This playlist will come in handy whether you want to complement your Yoga practice or have a peaceful vibe in your home office as you go about your workday.

You may be surprised to know that these mantras are from India’s Vedas and Upanishads, great literature from the bronze age. The Vedas and Upanishads are cult classics that offer guidance on all matters, spiritual and practical.

These verses are composed in Sanskrit, India’s ancient language, by the greatest enlightened beings of their time. They are a treat for the ears and soul, even without any musical accompaniments.

Yoga Music for calming the mind

Seed mantras and chants have an unexplainable power to take the mind into a place of calm stillness much more effectively than lyrics and music.

The language in which these chants were written used a precise intonation and meter to tune the mind like an instrument. Sanskrit chants are designed to bring the mind to a theta state of alert awareness. It is a state of ‘calmly active and actively calm’, as the great Gods are shown in Hindu art.

Yoga Music for Relaxation

Yoga music is a powerful tool to go into deep states of relaxation while meditating, moving into asanas or when about to go to sleep.

Once the mind is relaxed it goes into a parasympathetic rest and digest mode, releasing stress and allowing the internal organs to repair themselves. This state of calm is essential when recovering from injury or illness or when trying to conceive a baby.

As we enjoy day after day of calm relaxation, this state of well-being gets firmly established. When life hits us we are not easily thrown off by what happens outside of us. We do not take offense, we realize that everyone is limited by their own understanding.

This way we gain greater mastery over ourselves leading to a happier more healthy frame of mind.

Yoga Music for relaxation with seed mantra sound

So Ham – I Am That, the Mantra of the Breath · Vidura Barrios · Jeffrey Main


Consciousness and Bliss: Shiva Mantras – Om Namah Shivaya, So Ham and Upanishad Prayer

Soham is a primordial sound meditation and can be a vehicle to take us further into a transcendent state. Focusing on the mantra that means ‘I am that’ in Sanskrit expands our awareness to the possibility that we are more than what we appear to be.

“I am that” here means, I am that which I seek.

Yoga Music for relaxation, and healing for all beings

SHANTI MANTRA – Mangalacharan/ Seven


This Shanti mantra is deeply connected to Ayurveda, and is a prayer that is often said before treatments are begun.

This peace mantra is chanted before any Ayurveda therapies are performed.

Sanskrit Mantra:

Sarveśām Svastir Bhavatu

Sarveśām Shāntir Bhavatu

Sarveśām Pūrnam Bhavatu

Sarveśām Maṇgalam Bhavatu

English translation:

May all be healthy, may all be at peace, may all feel complete, and may all feel blessed.

Yoga music for deep sleep

Slow meditative music is proven by many studies to bring blood pressure down and soothe the heart. The right sides of our brain, responsible for higher functions, that require para sympathetic activation of the nervous system lights up when we listen to music that is of slow tempo.

Yoga Music for peaceful sleep with Tibetan OM chanting

Eternal Chant Manose/Ani Choying Drolma


Choying Drolma is a well known Buddhist chant Singer who is world-renowned for her clear, compassionate, and bell-like pure sound. Also called the “the heavenly voice” you can feel the palpable healing power held within. She is a UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal.

Yoga music for kids to fall asleep easily

OM chanting by K J Yesudas


K J Yesudas is a world-renowned Indian singer respected among devout Hindus for his Bhakti or devotion towards Krishna, even though he is a Christian. He claims to have been inspired and healed by Krishna. Yesudas is easily one of India’s finest voices.

Yoga Music for Deeper Satisfying Meditations

Music has an immense and immediate effect on our nervous system, calming it down and making us see the brighter side of life.

Add meditation to this and we double the results. Those who find it hard to sit still or those who are going through immense challenges, relaxing music can take you quickly into a state of well-being and pleasant contentment.

These are four of my favorite chants for staying focused on my breath as I let the music wash all over me.

Yoga Music for Mindful Focus

Spiritual music by quieting the mind can bring us inward to focus on how we are feeling. This is a great gift.

Yoga Music for Mindful Focus and Fearlessness

Hanuman Chalisa – Krishna Das


Hanuman Chalisa is a poem of 40 verses composed by Goswami Tulsidas, a Saint from the 14th century. He was born chanting ‘Rama’ and spent his life praying, writing about his spiritual experiences, and chanting verses. Tulsidas is immortalized by the two epic poems he wrote, one on the life of Rama, the God-king of India, and Hanuman Chalisa, about the loyal Monkey God General of Rama’s army.

A Few Verses of Hanuman Chalisa in Awadhi Language

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj

Nij mane mukure sudhar

Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu

Jo dayaku phal char

Buddhiheena tanu jaanikai sumirau pavanakumāra

Bal buddhi bidyā dehu mohi harahu kalesa bikāra

Jaya hanumāna Jnaana guna saagara

Jaya kapeesha tihu loka ujaagara

Rāma dūta atulita bala dhāmā

Anjani putra pavanasuta nāmā

Mahābīra bikrama bajarangī

kumati nivāra sumati ke sangī

English Translation

Wiping the mirror of my mind with the dust from the Lotus-feet of the Divine Guru, I describe the glory of Lord Rama, who leads me on the path of righteousness (dharma),  wealth (artha), pleasure (kama), and liberation (moksha)

Fully aware of my human frailty, I remember Lord Hanuman. Who I ask to give me strength, intelligence, and knowledge, and cure my body of ailments and mental imperfections.

Victory to Hanuman who is the ocean of wisdom and virtues,  Victory to the king of Monkeys who is illuminating all three worlds.

You are the messenger of Rama to his beloved wife Sita, You are hold incomparable power. You are also called by the names of ‘Anjani Putra’, son of Anjana and ‘Pavana suta’ , son of wind god.

Oh mighty brave one, whose body organs are as strong as Vajra diamond,  the weapon of God Indra, help remove ignorance from my mind, you who dwell in goodness.

Rest of the lyrics can be accessed here

Yoga Music for Focus on Eternal Spirit

Nirvana Shatakam – Vocal melody by Gopika – Guitars and Music by Nadaka


Nirvana Shatakam is composed by Adi Shankaracharya, a great Hindu revivalist Saint from the 8th Century. In this beautiful stotra Sanskrit verse, Adi Sankara lets go of our identity as the external and identifies us with Lord Shiva to explain his revolutionary concept of Oneness with the eternal or non-dualism.

If all that sheds and changes is not “I” then who is this “I”?

Adi Shankaracharya, recounts all that belongs to this body as the corporal and all the experiences that are fleeting, and asks us, what remains then? Only Shiva, the eternal.

Nirvana Shatakam in Sanskrit

Mano buddhi ahankara chittani naaham

na cha shrotravjihve na cha ghraana netre

na cha vyoma bhumir na tejo na vaayuhu

chidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham

na cha prana sangyo na vai pancha vayuhu

na va sapta dhatur na va pancha koshah

na vak pani-padam na chopastha payu

chidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham

na me dvesha ragau na me lobha mohau

na me vai mado naiva matsarya bhavaha

na dharmo na chartho na kamo na mokshaha

chidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham

na me mrtyu shanka na mejati bhedaha

pita naiva me naiva mataa na janmaha

na bandhur na mitram gurur naiva shishyaha

chidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham

na punyam na papam na saukhyam na duhkham

na mantro na tirtham na veda na yajnah

aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokta

chidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham

aham nirvikalpo nirakara rupo

vibhut vatcha sarvatra sarvendriyanam

na cha sangatham naiva muktir na meyaha

chidananda rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Translation in English:

I am not the mind, the intellect, the ego or the memory,

I am not the ears, the skin, the nose or the eyes,

I am not space, not earth, not fire, water or wind,

I am the form of consciousness and bliss,

I am Shiva…

I am not the breath, nor the five elements,

I am not matter, nor the five sheaths of consciousness

Nor am I the speech, the hands, or the feet,

I am the form of consciousness and bliss,

I am Shiva…

There is no like or dislike in me, no greed or delusion,

I know not pride or jealousy,

I have no duty, no desire for wealth, lust or liberation,

I am the form of consciousness and bliss,

I am Shiva…

I have no fear of death, no caste or creed,

I have no father, no mother, for I was never born,

I am not a relative, nor a friend, nor a teacher nor a student,

I am the form of consciousness and bliss,

I am Shiva…

I am beyond good karma and sin, beyond happiness and grief

I need no mantras, no pilgrimage, no scriptures or rituals,

I am not the food I eat, nor the one who eats, nor the one who experiences the eating

I am the form of consciousness and bliss,

I am Shiva…

I am devoid of duality, my form is formlessness,

I exist everywhere, pervading all senses,

I am neither attached, neither free nor captive,

I am the form of consciousness and bliss,

I am Shiva…

Yoga Music for Healing the Mind

Gentle music is a proven tonic for the senses. As we bring in our awareness to the enjoyable sound and let go of the stresses of the day, this music will ease you into meditation, and help reduce stress and improve immunity.

I often listen to Karunesh’s and Yogi Hari’s music if I need a pick me up and I need something to take me from 100 mph to 0 to quiet the mind.

Yoga Music for Healing the Mind with the Divine Feminine

Journey to India by, Karunesh, no information about the original singer


These verses are from Lakshmi Ashtothram – Satha Nama Stotram, the hundred eight names of the Goddess. These verses are part of the preamble to the chanting of the Goddess’s 108 names, a practice to call the beloved by many names.

Karunesh is a German-born new-age musician. His music mixes Indian mantras, Middle Eastern sufi, and percussion instruments to create enigmatic symphonies.

Sanskrit Verses

(Hasthabyam) abhayapradam maniganair naana vidhai bhushitam

parshve shaktibhihi

Bhaktabhishta phalapradam

pankaja shankha padma nidhibhir yuktam

English Translation:

I bow to the one who gives me shelter, the one who is adorned with jewels of all kinds, who is forever in her strength, who fulfills all my wishes, who is attended by the great forces of the Universe, the creation, sustenance, and destroying forces: Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma and others Gods, who is holding a lotus, conch and other treasures of enlightenment.

Yoga Music for Gentle Healing

Soham Sivoham by Yogi Hari, Garland of Moksha Mantras


“Soham Soham, Soham Sivoham” is a simple mantra for focusing on the essential nature of the Spirit, the blissful consciousness of existence. 

This mantra is a shortened version of the Nirvana or enlightenment mantra written by Adi Shankaracharya.

If you are stressed or overwhelmed chanting this mantra for a count of 7, 9, or 12 times will help regulate your breathing and bring you to a state of calm relaxation.

If you wish to meditate then chant the mantra 108 times focusing on the expansion in your body and the movement of the breath, the sound of your voice and the vibrations that gently settle around you as the mantra creates a protective layer of sound.

Yogi Hari has a sweet, calming presence that comes through this music.

Yoga Music for Focused Yoga Practice

Nothing enhances our personal practice like a piece of music we are familiar with that helps us relax and focus on the flow of the asana.

It is like meeting a familiar friend again on a path we love to walk.

Yoga Music for Focused & Fierce Yoga Flow

These are two of the most beautiful Shiva’s fierce chants I like to play when I want to channel my Shakti within.

I enjoy doing challenging flows and keeping up with the tempo. I particularly find them complement my Kundalini Yoga flow classes.

Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga Music Shiva’s Adoration Mantra

Namaskarartha Mantra – Uma Mohan Times Music Spiritual


This mantra reveals the purpose of the soul and leads to enlightenment. Nothing is out of reach for the one who chants this mantra, the many names of Shiva, as the supreme force of creation and dissolution of the Universe.

Om namo hiranyabahavey hiranyabaranaaya

hiranyaroopaya ambika patayam uma pataye

Pashupataye namo namah

Yishanasarva vidhyana Yishwarasarva

Bhootanaam Brahmadipataye Bramhnodipate

Brahma Shivone Ashtusada Shivoom

Tatpurushaya vidmahe vagvishudhaaya dhimahe

Tano Shiva Prachodayate

Mahadevaaya Vidmahe Rudramoortaye  Dhimahi

Tanno Shiva Prachodayate

Namaste Astu Bhagwan Vishweshwaraya

Mahadevaaya Trayambakaya Tripurantakaya

Trikagni Kalaaya Kalagni Rudraya Nilakanthay

Mrityunjayaya Sarveshwaraya Sadashivaya

Shriman Mahadevaaya Namaha

Shriman Mahadevaaya Namaha

Shanti Shanti Shanti

Power Vinyasa Flow Fierce Shiva Mantra Yoga Music

Shiva Tandava Stotram by Uma Mohan


Shiva Tandava Stotram describes Lord Shiva‘s immaculate beauty.

Ravana, the King of Sri Lanka, who was an ardent devotee of Shiva, composed these verses in his praise.

Even today, Ravana is honored as the author of these verses, though he turned evil and lustful later in his life and committed many crimes.

His death by the hands of Rama, was also part of the design.

The purest aspects of his soul from which the evil king composed these breathtakingly beautiful verses are immortalized for all who wish to worship Shiva as an Ishta devata.

Tandava is a fierce dance that Shiva dances at the time of the dissolution of a universe and the beginnings of another.

Sanskrit Verses

Shiva Tandava Stotram

Jatatavigalajjala pravahapavitasthale

Galeavalambya lambitam bhujangatungamalikam

Damad damad damaddama ninadavadamarvayam

Chakara chandtandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam

Jata kata hasambhrama bhramanilimpanirjhari

Vilolavichivalarai virajamanamurdhani

Dhagadhagadhagajjva lalalata pattapavake

Kishora chandrashekhare ratih pratikshanam mama

Dharadharendrana ndinivilasabandhubandhura

Sphuradigantasantati pramodamanamanase

Krupakatakshadhorani nirudhadurdharapadi

Kvachidigambare manovinodametuvastuni

Jata bhujan gapingala sphuratphanamaniprabha

Kadambakunkuma dravapralipta digvadhumukhe

Madandha sindhu rasphuratvagutariyamedure

Mano vinodamadbhutam bibhartu bhutabhartari

Sahasra lochana prabhritya sheshalekhashekhara

Prasuna dhulidhorani vidhusaranghripithabhuh

Bhujangaraja malaya nibaddhajatajutaka

Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakora bandhushekharah

English translation:

With his neck consecrated by the river that flows from his hair,

And on his neck a snake, which is hung like a garland,

And the damaru drum that emits the sound “Damat Damat Damat Damat”,

Lord Shiva did the auspicious dance of Tandava.

May he give prosperity to all of us.

I am lost in Shiva

Who wears the crown of the waves of  celestial Ganga river,

Who remains deep within his tangled locks.

Who has the brilliant fire of knowing burning in the third eye,

And who has the crescent moon as a jewel on his crown.

May my mind seek happiness in Lord Shiva.

In whose mind all the living beings of the glorious universe exist,

Who is the love of Goddess Parvati

Who helps transcend adversity with his compassionate gaze,

And who is draped in the universe.

May I find wonderful pleasure in Lord Shiva,

With his creeping snake with its reddish-brown hood shining with gems

Spreading rainbow colors in all heavenly directions,

Who is covered by a shimmering shawl of elephant skin

May Lord Shiva give us prosperity,

Who has the Moon as a crown,

Whose hair is bound by the red snake-garland,

Whose footrest is covered by flowers falling

From the hand of all the gods – Indra, Vishnu and others.

Yoga Music for Gentle Restorative Flow

Yoga music can bring a deep calming restful feeling to your yoga practice. These are my favorites I play during my gentle restorative classes, they are universally loved by all.

Yoga Music for Gentle Restorative Flow Peace Mantra

This Shanti or peace mantra points to the subtlest realities of physics, of the quantum nature of the stuff the Universe is made up of.

Everything is complete and within it holds the seed of completeness. Nothing is ever halved, each arises out of the other without loss of any of its full potential.

This points to the Universe as energy, vibration, and frequency. There is never any waste or loss, as  forms change shape exactly as they were meant to.

Sanskrit Verses


Purnamadah purnamidam

Purnaat purna-mudacyate

Purnasya purna-maadaaya purnamevaa-vashisyate


Shantih shantih shantih


Purnamadah purnamidam

Purnaat purna-mudacyate

Purnasya purna-maadaaya purnamevaa-vashisyate


Shantih shantih shantih

English Translation

That is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite.

The infinite proceeds from the infinite.

(Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe),

It remains as the infinite alone.


Another meaning can be

Om, That is Wholeness, This is Wholeness

From Wholeness comes Wholeness

Though this Wholeness is taken from that Wholeness

This Wholeness remains Whole

Om Peace, peace, peace

Spanish Significado, Musica Para Yoga: 

Purna : Todo, Completo, Abundante, Pleno, Universo

Eso es el Todo,

Esto (El Universo) es el Todo

El Todo emerge del Todo;

el Todo surge del Todo y aún así,

es la Totalidad.


Yoga Music for Gentle Restorative Flow Invoking the Supreme Goddess

Craig Pruess & Ananda Vdovic – Devi Prayer


This is the prayer to the Divine Feminine, the mother of the Universe. These verses reimagine as her many forms, lovingly called many endearing names to invoke her presence within.

Sanskrit Verses:

Ma Amba Lalitha Devi

Parashakti Sundari

Mahamaye Mangale

Mahakali Bhairavi

Mahalakshmi Vaishnavi

Ma Sarasvati Brahmi

Durga Devi Shankari

Uma Parvati Shive

Annapurna Lakshmi Ma

Ma Bhavani Ambike

Kamala Katyayani

Tvam Tripura Sundari

Mata Bhuvaneshvari

Tvam Raja Rajeshvari

Bhagavati Bhargavi

Parabhakti Varade

Maya Vishvamohini

Ishvari Narayani

Nitya Parameshvari

Jagadambe Janani

Tvam Anandasagari

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah (repeated through out)

Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Sadhike

Sharanye Tryambake Devi

Narayani Namostute

Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

English Translation

Mother, the gentle graceful one

The one with Absolute Power and Beauty

The goddess of all of Maya, the illusory world, the infinitely blessed one

Kali, the keeper of Time, frightening to evil doers.

Lakshmi, the one who blesses with abundance

Sarasvati, The goddess of knowledge and creativity

The unknowable, the all powerful, the one who is of Shiva

Uma, the love Of Shiva

The mother of all mothers

The giver of food to all creatures

As fresh as a lotus, of the Katyayani clan of sages

The most beautiful in all of the three worlds

The queen of the Universe;

The Goddess of the Universe

You are the highest of all the high queens

The Supreme Goddess

The one who fulfils all the wishes of her devotees

The one who covers the world in illusion,

The eternal half of Shiva

The one who gave birth to the Universe

You are the ocean of bliss

I bow my all to you.

Most auspicious of all that is auspicious,

The love of Shiva, the fulfiller of every human desire

The most blessed of all three worlds, the one of Golden color,

I surrender myself to you.

Let there be peace, peace, and only peace.


I hope this list of my top 12 Indian Yoga Music on YouTube has helped you find the peace and relaxation you were seeking. I feel blessed and blissed out just listening to these again while I wrote this blog.

Let me know in the comments if there are any of your favorites you want to share with me?

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