The path of yoga and meditation is more than just a physical practice. We live in a word that has a lot of external noise and chaos. As it is important to maintain internal soundness, yoga and meditation would be your lifesaver. Therefore, yoga and meditation are a way to bring back to ourselves. Since music has great benefits to overall health and stress management, meditation combined with music has proven to be the best healing tips. So, today let’s take a long breathe and pause, we are talking about how to choose the best music for Yoga & Meditation.
Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. – B.K.S. IyengarB.K.S. Iyengar
Music Therapy – Healing through sound
The power of sound healing was believed to be practice from ancient Greece. Even back then, music was used to heal different mental disorders and proven to be ideal for improving physical and mental wellbeing. Music therapies can involve:
- Listening to music
- Playing musical instruments
- Singing along with music
- Creating melodies
Benefits of music therapy to brain waves
Research has found that strong beat music stimulates brainwaves for resonating in synch. It also enables more concentration and alert thinking. Whereas, slow tempo helps to induce a calm and meditative state. Likewise, the sound of music with lyrics conveys the wellbeing of your mental state. Whether you are a beginner practitioner or a perfectionist, music meditation will help you relax instantly than any other form of practice. Recent studies show that music has other health benefits like managing mental stress, boosting immune power, and also improving the immune and health of premature babies.
How to practice music meditation?
- Choose relaxing music meditation: You should choose music according to your musical preference. Try to look for the music that has no lyrics or just some hymns, slow tempo. This helps to engage the conscious mind and slow down your thoughts.
If you are looking for inspiring and fresh tracks form music libraries, BAM Music can be one of your options. Here is a playlist “Ambient Piano“. It is beautifully crafted featuring ambient piano textures, delays effects, and contemplative melodies.
Note: You can download these tracks (maximum 10) for free . If want to choose the music for your guided yoga and meditation video, go for it.
- Choose a peaceful spot & sit in a comfortable position :You certainly can’t concentrate if you are in a noisy place. For practicing yoga, you would need a spacious place. Also, it is important to focus on breathing and some technicalities.
- Stay focused on the music: In case you get distracted, concentrate on the meditation music which directs your attention to the sound of music. Try to give your full attention to music. If you still feel internal noises, you can switch to instrumental music. They can be new age music, jazz, which are less distracting than others.
Where to find Yoga and meditation music?
Since there are no rules to decide on music, you can find music and artists on the internet everywhere. YouTube has a compilation of good tracks or uses your mobile apps like Deezer and Spotify. However, there is no limitation on which music should you exactly choose for yoga and meditation. Mathilde, a Yoga teacher when came to US was quite surprised by the yoga sessions carries out sometimes in hip-hop or pop music.
For instance, if you go on Spotify and type “yoga music”, you will find playlists like:
Natural music like a waterfall, flowing water, and raindrops work wonders too. When there are many people or you are near nature, you can use this nature sound.
You deserve to care for yourself and make the best of your routine. Before biding a farewell, here is my favorite quote from my favourite author :
Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.Rumi