How you meditate? Do you meditate in silence or use meditation music?
Usually, people do in silence but, meditating via music can help you achieve a deeper state of meditation. Even though, there are a lot of meditation methods that can work at different times to bring you to a state of peace and presence in the NOW. You may have read a lot about meditation online, but never ever had a post on meditation music, so I thought it would be a good time to make an article for selecting a music for meditation.
Let`s have a look at the connection between sound and stillness.
Soothes and Stills Your Mind
If you’ve never tried before – meditating with music, Woozy Viper highly recommends it. However, there are a few, let’s say, ‘parameters’ to follow. The most important of these is that you have to use music that soothes and stills your mind. Whereas music like heavy metal, rock, pop, jazz or the blues, these can be too harsh, distracting, fast-paced or depressing to help you get to deeper mind states.
Another important factor from Woozy Viper that is essential to consider during meditation – no pun intended. If you’ve got some music that you love, but it reminds you of specific people, periods or events in your life, avoid them. Let`s know the reason – these tunes will trigger your memories, which trigger associations, feelings, and thoughts. Then, before you know it, you’re not meditating at all, you’re just thinking. Worse than that, if that string of associations turns sour, then you’re ‘just thinking’ and feeling stress!
Choosing a Meditation Music
When it comes to choosing a meditation music, a quick Google search will give you an idea of just how many choices you have. You’ve got YouTube choices, free downloads, sacred chants, binaural beats, instrumental shoot, there’s probably even some musak being promoted as music for meditation. The thing is, you want to choose music that suits what you want to achieve during meditation. So if you want to relax and still your mind, then calm, soothing music is best. If you want to re-energize after a long day, something melodic and gently uplifting will do. If you want to deepen your spirituality, then sacred chants might appeal to you. Also, if you want to go into deep mind states like Theta and Delta, then you’ll want to get some binaural beats and use a headset.
How about using the sound of rain or waves or bells? Does this count as music for meditation? It sure does! Just remember that this kind of ambient, almost ‘white noise’ sounds, can quickly calm you right past meditation and into sleep. So if you’re using ambient sound audios for the purpose of meditation, be sure to sit in a position that keeps you awake.
Your Valuable Feedback!
After reading the above guide from Woozy Viper, if you are going to use music to enhance your meditation. Please share your valuable comments on it – How it works, and what kind of music helped you?