Music can be likened to soundtrack life. For some people, music can evoke strong emotions, help make the most of precious memories, and escape the stresses of everyday life.
No wonder that now most people use music as a complement meditating activities. Then, really music can help meditate better? Summarize from The Healthy, the following explains the relationship between music and meditation. Check out the reviews below, come on!
What is Meditation?
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Meditation is an exercise to focus and clear your mind so you can feel calm, comfortable, and productive. Generally, this exercise is done by sitting quietly, then closing your eyes, and breathing slowly regularly for 10-20 minutes.
When you meditate, you will be trained to put aside negative thoughts that trigger stress. Meditation also has mental and physical health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety, and reducing pain.
How Can Music Help Meditation?
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Music therapist from Pennsylvania named Christina A. Myers states that in meditation, music can support what is done verbally as long as the imagination is guided. Its job is to regulate a person to lower the respiratory rate physiologically.
However, some people feel that music can be a distraction, but can improve mood, create a more relaxed environment and increase one’s awareness of breathing. Focusing on the beats per minute of a selection of music can help regulate your breathing and pulse while meditating.
Choosing Music for Meditation
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If one wants to use music during meditation, usually the best music chosen tends to be soft or calm with a slow tempo. The reason is because it can calm the body and slow down the mind.
Meanwhile, fast or loud sounds and music can stimulate the body and activate the sense of hearing to be alert to the outside world. Which means the opposite of what is desired in meditation, where practice turning the senses inward to prepare for meditation. Musical preferences vary widely, so it’s worth taking the time to study and identify a list of meditation music options.
Quoted from Well and GoodHere are some music recommendations for meditation that you can listen to on channel YouTube.
- Binaural Beats, soft melodies that make your concentration increase.
- 432Hz Miracle Tone, one of the music options that can help induce calm for a brief meditation practice by encouraging slower breathing patterns and a decrease in heart rate.
- On The Nature of Daylight by Max Ritcher, contemporary classical music that will give you the serenity you’re looking for.
From the explanation above, it can be concluded that music can help meditation. But, back to everyone’s interest whether they prefer meditation with music or without music. Interested in trying meditation while listening to music, Beauties?
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