MEDITATION provides one full hour of constant tranquil massage music and is one of our top-selling CD releases. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spa music, music for relaxation, music for hatha yoga practice, music for reiki or aromatherapy or any of the healing arts, the music of MEDITATION is designed to melt away stress and tension and to restore a sense of peace and calmness. Do not use while driving a motor vehicle!! The melodies of MEDITATION will caress your senses. Keyboards and piano, the resonant strings of the harp, the deep tonal qualities of the flutes, dulcimer and guitar ... all create an aural landscape and a continuous flow of harmony and balance. The individual tracks flow together almost imperceptibly and provide a perfect background that is neither distracting nor boring.
A Santa Monica native, Michael Benghiat has experienced a multicultural musical palette since childhood. Accomplished on both the piano and guitar, Michael grew up in a home surrounded by music, with parents who not only treasured music but encouraged learning about music from a variety of cultural and ethnic heritages.This early exposure to the enduring folk traditions of Greek, Sephardic, Spanish, and Middle Eastern music as well as to classical orchestral music helped forge Michael’s unique musical sensibility. Michael’s curiosity and interest in non-western musical instruments and traditions finds expression today in his study and collection of exotic acoustic instruments from around the world. His ongoing explorations of musical culture are a natural extension of his BA degree and graduate level work in classical music composition at UCLA. The author of several books on the guitar, Michael’s work as a musician and composer reflects his desire to “reach more people than I can teach one-on-one.”
"I enjoy creating music that leads you inward. We all find ourselves refreshed by just the simple act of stopping for a moment and really relaxing. I try to create a musical world that facilitates this." - Michael Benghiat