The ultimate collection of people tanning sounds for people who wish to hear something else other than the less-than-soothing sounds of bus horns, squealing tires, roaring engines, obnoxiously loud stereos, construction jackhammers, etc.
Use this free tool to play people tanning on headphones while reading or meditating or just for fun.
An interesting thing about nature sounds is that people actually like them more than the music produced by a billion dollar industry. If you think about it, music is very subjective - usually people like some genres and dislike others and there is no music that everybody likes. However nature sounds get much wider appreciation - it is hard to find a person that does not like the sound of beach waves crashing against the shore.
Why is that? Perhaps because being in nature, surrounded by pure acoustics of the environment, gives a feeling of overwhelming calm that is hard to experience in urban surroundings. Probably that is related to a human brain reacting positively when exposed to nature sounds. Actually, nature is our ancient environment, so the emotions it produces in our brain with its sounds are among most pleasurable and feels somewhat like “returning home”. So being in nature or listening to relaxing nature sounds can be a great stress relief for the brain, since it is basically coded and shaped at times deep in prehistory when human communities were living in an environment of such sounds.
released February 2, 2014