Clearing your mind through meditation is one of the most peaceful ways you can find to just relieve all the tension you have in your body. Once your mind and body are relaxed you can begin to enjoy some time to yourself.
Many forms of meditation can be used to relax the body. From taking a yoga class to a holiday to a beautiful place or simply stopping the usual flow of thoughts can provide an excellent break for the busy mind. Music can be a powerful option in attaining a meditative state, as it stimulates the alpha brain waves conducive to meditation, music can virtually occupy your cortex while you move to other levels of awareness. There is quite difficult to think about your everyday problems while you are listening to the deep sounds of a Australian didgeridoo, relaxing baroque music, or the repetitive sounds of the waves beating on the beach’s edge.
Whatever kind of music you enjoy to listen to, a music meditation session should include the following points:
- Slow, even, and easy tempo (80 beats per minute or less, 60-72 beats per minute is for full relaxation)
- Regular, continuous, smooth, flowing rhythms
- Warm tone (acoustic guitar, classical music, organ, human voice, wind, water)
- Low pitch, simple, consistent textures
- Harmonic consonance, minor keys (for a meditative feel), major keys (for comfort and interpersonal concerns)
Music Type Suggestions for a Music Meditation Session
- Lullabies, Gregorian Chant or Early Vocal
- Folkloric Music, Symphonic Music or Romantic Music
- Acoustic String & Winds
- Classic & Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova or Trance Music
- Ambient, or Delta Waves Sounds
Now you have musical approach to meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Let the music eliminate thoughts that cause you tension so that you start to feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself you can then feel good about your life.