Music can be a great background in a 'relaxation meditation'. Absorbing ourselves in the sounds can take our mind off stressful situations.
Put your CD on and recline on the sofa, bed, or floor, and begin even breathing - counts 1, 2, breathe in; counts 3, 4, breathe out; counts 1, 2, breathe in and continue for a minute.
Then, keep up the even breathing, but let go of the counting and listen to the soothing sounds of your music.
Here are some of the CDs I like. They can be ordered from Amazon.com by following these links.
Yanni - Live at the Acropolis
Ali Akbar Khan - Journey
Loreena McKennitt - The Book of Secrets
John Michael Talbot - Chant from the Hermitage
Best of Kitaro I
Book and Film Reviews in the Meditation Garden
Music Meditation Article