Meditation music helps people get into a calm state of mind and resonate with the brainwave frequencies needed to achieve a deep state of consciousness. Some meditation music is tuned to Solfeggio frequencies to activate the different chakras.
In addition, music for meditation changes your mood, slows your breathing and heart rate, and enhances your experience.
In general, music affects us on physical and emotional levels even when it’s playing in the background. Beginners of meditation often find it difficult to concentrate. For that reason, combining music with meditation it’s much easier to get into the right state of mind.
Furthermore, listening to meditation music is great for relieving stress, inducing sleep, studying, or just unwinding after a hectic day. Sometimes just listening to the music for 10-minutes is enough to feel relaxed and de-stressed. With practice meditating gets easier.
Meditation Music Tips For Beginners
- Find meditation music that makes you feel relaxed. It’s important to use music with a slower tempo. Our brainwaves vibrate to the music they are exposed to, matching the same tempo within a few minutes. Choose music without lyrics so the words won’t distract you. You’re trying to calm your conscious mind and lyrics will get in the way.
- Get into a comfortable position. Lots of people think you have to sit like a Yogi master to meditate but any position you find comfortable will do. You can even lie down but try not to fall asleep unless, of course, you’re using meditation to fall asleep. Try different positions till you’ve found your favorite one. Close your eyes, breathe through your diaphragm, relax all your muscles beginning with your shoulders. Relax your neck, belly, face, arms and legs, and so on. Breathe deeply through your nose, gently expanding your belly not your chest, and exhale through your mouth. Feel yourself connecting to the earth.
- Focus on the music. Your mind will naturally start wandering and focusing on other things. Each time it does return your focus to the music, to your breathing, and to the feeling in your body as stress drains away from your muscles. Each time your mind wanders again bring your attention back to the music. How does it make your body feel? The key is to stay in this moment. Don’t stress if your mind wanders. It’s perfectly normal. Just bring your attention back to the music, the moment, and how your body feels.
- Continue meditating and staying in the moment. When thoughts come into your head let them gently go and redirect your attention to the music, your breathing, and your physical sensations. You may find yourself thinking about the song. That’s alright. Just redirect your attention to the sensations you’re feeling. Feel the music and the present moment and how it makes your body and mind feel. The purpose of this practice is to quiet your mind or inner voice and just be. Be with the music. Be with the moment. Just be.
More Meditation Music Tips
- Don’t beat yourself up. You may find yourself thinking about your day, various memories, or your to-do list for tomorrow. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes practice to stay in the moment. Just remember, meditation is meant to relieve stress so don’t stress if you stray from the moment. Just thank yourself for noticing your mind wandering and gently return to focusing on the music and the moment.
- Gradually increase the time you spend meditating. Use the meditation music in a playlist as a timer, starting with 10-minutes. Over time increase it to 20, then 30 and so on and gradually increase the duration of your sessions. You can time your sessions with the number of songs you use. Like most new things, it does get easier with time.
- Experiment with different songs to find what works best for you. Some styles of music can make some people think too much. Also, some frequencies put other’s right to sleep. That’s great if sleep is what you’re going for but to be in the moment we need to be awake. Try different meditation music songs until you find the ones that work for you. If you’re falling asleep every time try higher frequencies like 963 Hz or 639 Hz.
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