There is a new album out called Inhale Slowly by the duo Tim White and Joe Paulino that basically begs you to take a deep breath, relax and meditate. The recording is an excellent backdrop for meditation, relaxation, breathing exercises, yoga and special activities that require lengthy, soft tracks.
This album is apparently becoming very popular (and rightly so) at spas and workout centers, and is being used by massage therapists, psychologists, counselors, yoga instructors and meditation teachers.
The music is mostly acoustic instrumentation (flute, guitar, piano and sitar) with a little bit of background synthesizer. The melodies are delicate and subtle, fairly ambient. But there is soulfulness in the performances.
You can hear samples of the music and make purchases at WhiteGatesMusic (dot com).