The Power Of Music For Meditation
Today you are going to learn about the power of music for meditation to relax the mind and body, and to help heal your life.
There are those that struggle to learn to meditate because they find it hard to slow their mind down, or to focus on the meditation because their body is restless. These are both symptoms of a busy mind and one that’s not ready to slow down and be quiet for awhile so you can meditate peacefully.
That’s Where Meditation Music Can Help
There are hundreds of meditation techniques that each have their own unique spin on how to meditate and what to focus on. No technique is better than another, it’s really a matter of what works for you and sometimes it takes a bit of exploring before you find the right one that suits you.
The same applies to meditation music. There are thousands, if not millions of meditation audio’s that have their own unique sound to help you to slow down the mind and relax deeply. Some of them will most likely annoy you while others will have an instant calming impact on your mind and body.
I personally can’t stand the synthesized music that some use. To me, it reminds me of cheesy elevator music. While there are others that spend tens of thousands of dollars researching brainwave technology to bring you the very best in sound that technology has to offer the modern meditator.
Music For Meditation And Healing
Really, any type of music that helps you to slow down for awhile and rest your mind and body has to be a good thing. Even better, is if it helps you to enter into a deep meditative state doing nothing more than listening to sounds. That’s when the most powerful healing takes place in the mind and body.
Sound and music has been used as a healing tool for hundreds of years. From the relaxation sounds of the ocean, through to binaural beats music that’s designed to change the frequency of your brainwaves so that your brain synchronizes to specific sounds and you naturally fall into a meditative state.
A lot can be said for the healing power of the sounds of nature. I’ve found that sitting by a flowing river where you can hear the water as it gently runs over the rocks or listening to the waves coming in and going out at the beach, are some of the best sounds for the brain to listen to for the mind to slow down and become meditative.
Music For Meditation And Sleep
Getting a good nights sleep is a challenge for millions of people around the world. Let’s face it, none of us want to lay awake in bed tossing and turning for hours unable to fall asleep. Yet, still it happens for all too many. While meditation may not be the answer to everyone’s prayers when it comes to sleep, it certainly help with many of the issues underlying insomnia.
One of the main reasons that people have sleep problems comes from the mental, physical and emotional tension that gets stuck in the body from living a busy and hectic lifestyle. From money worries to stress at work, relationship issues to illness, there’s so many ways that tension mounts up inside us each and every day.
The real problem though is not the tension itself. Even gravity adds stress to our body, so a certain amount of stress and pressure is normal for everyday living. The real issue is that we don’t take the time to find a way to get rid of excess stress and tension from our mind and body every day. The result is that it becomes almost impossible to relax enough to not only sleep well, but to also enjoy our lives.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Meditation
One of the meditation techniques that helps to get rid of tension from all the muscles of the body in minutes, which then allows the mind to go quiet and your body to relax deeply, is the progressive muscle relaxation meditation. The ways it works is you progressively tense and then relax each of the main muscle groups in your body starting from your feet through to the top of your head.
The rule of thumb is to tense the muscle for approximately 5 seconds, and then relax them for 10 seconds. This is a great way to become more aware of any tension that your muscles may be holding onto, and more importantly how you can target specific areas to relax.
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