Meditation Music And It’s Benefits

Music has been known to actually naturally have a calming effect on people. This is because music has the power to easily alter an individual’s mood and behavior. According to research as this might end up going both ways actually, it may end up influencing someone to something negative or into doing something positive with themselves just because the music said so.  In the olden days, meditation music was used as a form of healing as it was believed to help in curing some problems and conditions. It was also used to communicate with spirits.

The very first use of music therapy was by the Turco-Persians psychologist and by a music theorist known as Al-Farabi, who was believed to have lived in the 9th century AD. He was known to use music to soothe the soul and calms the mind. In today’s society, music therapy has been considered to actually be a form of art and science. It has been utilized in helping with motor skills, cognitive functioning, emotional and effective development, quality of life and behaviors and social skills.

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Origin of the Meditation Music

Meditation music may easily be traced back to various ancient civilizations. In most indigenous cultures, the shamans would most of the time use meditation music during their worship to their various gods or even put their disciples in a sort of trance state or be in a religious ecstasy. This was also used by the shamans in order for them to be able to perform magic and healing. As far as Christianity is concerned, meditation music is used to uplift one’s spirit. Monks have been most of the time also been heard in their holy temples chanting or singing soothing hymns that help in creating a peaceful and sacred atmosphere in their temples. While in the medieval times, most of the celebrations and feasts were actually known to be accompanied by song playing and vibrant music. In the olden days, mediation music as actually been used in various ways as it was actually believed that it was a form of magic.

How Meditation Music Works

Research has been able to show that music is normally birthed using different forms of frequencies, which then may easily influence the brain’s frequency. When one decides to listen to a certain form of music, then the brain is able to easily ape the frequency of whatever one is hearing. Various wavelengths/frequencies tend to have a certain effect on an individual’s consciousness with or without them knowing. Given an example of an individual who listens to very wild and noisy music, the person may end up acting that way as compared to a person listening to soothing music as they may end up feeling more relaxed and calm as compared to the individual who was listening to the loud and wild music which makes the body alert and attentive since the brain will naturally try to sync with the music’s beat.

Meditation Music Benefits
It Helps In Lowering Stress

Meditation music has been known to actually help in the relieving of stress since it just naturally helps the mind become relaxed when it is played. This may help individuals who suffer from anxiety or tension from overworking or just as a condition. One may end up actually becoming more effective in an environment that plays soothing music as compared to one who is in a loud or no music atmosphere.

It Helps In Lowering Heart Rate

In addition, it has actually been proven to help in the lowering of one’s heart rate as one may easily be able to be relaxed which is a good thing for individuals who have panic attacks and heart problems that might be made worse in the event that they are elevated. The musical tempo may easily be related to one’s respiratory and cardiovascular system as the faster the tempo, the faster the heart beat and the reverse is also true. Meditation music may easily be able to help in calming the heart and soothing the soul as well. It may easily be used in soothing a baby and help in inducing sleep which will then help a parent be able to rest and also do other things as the baby rests.

Inexpensive

Meditation music is actually a form of therapy that may easily be able to improve one’s health without it necessarily having to put a dent in an individual’s wallet. As one may easily get the songs that may help with meditation anywhere. It may be easily purchased from a store or even via the internet which is normally free of charge most of the times. One may also attend a public library and get a mediation CD from them as they normally stock them.

Mediation Music Remedies
Insomnia

Individuals who have an issue with sleeping may easily opt for this form of music as it really is able to help an individual in being relaxed. One is also able to fall into very deep sleep with the help of mediation music.

Tinnitus

For individuals who have tinnitus it may actually prove to be an issue for them due to the constant ringing voice in their ears. However, listening to meditation music actually has proven to help with this issue as it helps sooth and calm the ringing in the ears.

Anxiety

The calming effect that is produced by mediation music is very beneficial for an individual suffering from anxiety problems. This then helps one be able to go about their lives normally as it helps in soothing both the body and the mind.

Muscle aches

In addition, one also is able to get physical benefits as the relaxation feeling that comes about as a result of mediation music helps in the soothing of the body as it is used in muscle treatments i.e. chiropractic, physiotherapy and acupuncture.

Conclusion

There have been no negative side effects of meditation proven yet hence, making it one of the safest ways to deal with various issues that may come up and conditions as well. Hence, one may actually opt for it as it is simple, cheap and very effective.

Not Your Body

From a young age, we are taught to identify as our bodies.  We fill out forms for school, work and hospitals that are filled with bodily identification questions (gender, ethnicity, hair color, etc).  As we grow, social norms/stereotypes for our bodies guide our lives.  Boys are supposed to be tough and strong, athletic success or physical gains are desired and good grades in school will lead you to happiness.  The media also reinforces how our bodies are tied to happiness. From magazines touting easy body slimming/building exercise routines and celebrities who defy aging to television commercials showing young, successful, beautiful people enjoying life on a beach with their favorite beverage, we are constantly bombarded with depictions of the perfect body.  The message is simple, if your body is beautiful then you’ll be happy.  Follow a few simple exercises or take the new revolutionary health supplement or makeup product and you too can enjoy life like your favorite celebrity.

An issue with tying happiness to your body or bodily enjoyment is that it is temporary.  The happiness you received from these sense enjoyments will either fade away or will make you want more.  Think about it, was there an item you really wanted? What happened once you obtained that item?  It may have provided happiness for a while but it doesn’t solve your problems and can even become a source of stress, if you begin to worry about losing it.  Or exercising with the hope that a more physically attractive body will bring you happiness through increased relationships with the opposite sex. While the increased attention from others may bring more confidence or positive feelings, it can also lead to insecurities about what will happen if you don’t maintain your physical gains.  And this in turn will cause you to focus more time on your body and reinforce in your mind that your body equals happiness.

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Real Forgiveness

A couple of days ago I listened to a podcast of a man who, as a young lad, had lived on the streets of Ireland with a pack of stray dogs. He had been the youngest and smallest of triplets, only a couple of pounds at birth, born into the large family of an Irish father and a German mother, who were often at odds. The dog boy, Martin McKenna, was scholastically challenged, to say the least and hyperactive, what would now be called ADHD. I believe he still doesn’t write although was persuaded to “write” his book with a voice recorder. His father having treated him dreadfully, thinking he was good for nothing, and that the devil was in him. The other children didn’t get the same bad treatment. Whenever his father was drunk, a regular occurrence, Martin would hide or be beaten. When he was as young as seven his father began locking him in the cellar for days at a time, with nothing to eat but coal dust.

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Eventually Martin ran away, initially digging a hole in the ground to hide in, and eventually developing a life on the streets as top dog of a pack of stray mongrels. It was a raw existence, eating maybe every second day, living on pilfered bread and milk from the home deliveries of those times. After three years, with his brothers saying, come back, come back, Ma is sick, he returned to live at home and stayed until she died, at which time the whole family dispersed. Martin has gone on to make a success of his life, based on his in-depth understanding of the psychology of dogs.

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Simplify Your Life

Managing our life in this modern world all too often means managing a virtual avalanche of activities, responsibilities, decisions, information, and “stuff”. We have more on our plate than we know what to do with. Although we take on so much in the hope that it will bring us real happiness and fulfillment, very often we end up feeling overwhelmed, frazzled, stressed out and burnt out. Ironically, we experience relatively little peace, happiness, and satisfaction for all of our sacrifice and endeavoring in the pursuit of it.

Responsibility

If we are feeling overwhelmed by the fullness of our busy lives and yet we do not feel full and happy in the core of our hearts, then it is clear that something is out of balance. It is not just that we need less stuff in our lives, rather we need to be able recognize what is actually fulfilling for us and what is not, so that we can reorganize our lives accordingly.

In order to do this, we need to know very clearly who we are and what the actual purpose for our existence is. If we do not, then it will be impossible for us to discern what will be truly beneficial to have in our lives and what merely drains our valuable time and energy.

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Desire To Control

We are obviously not in control of everything. When we take an honest look at the immensity of what is beyond our control, it is a wonder that we would even try. In all of our years here, we have not even been able to gain more than very limited and temporary control over just our own mind and body – and virtually no control over the natural environment, other living beings, and so on. Yet, despite our tremendous lack of control, many of us still have such a strong desire to be in control that we feel compelled to keep trying – even though our attempts to do so our are causing us almost constant anxiety, frustration, and misery.

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So why do we do it? Why do we continue to try to control what is beyond our control?

Because we think we will find the happiness, peace, and satisfaction that we are longing for in manipulating material circumstances to our liking. We think if we can just control things enough, we will actually be happy and fulfilled – and remain so.

But the reality is that material things and circumstances can never bring us real and lasting happiness. Not simply because we can never completely control them, but because we are made of spiritual energy, not matter. Material things can stimulate temporary and superficial pleasure sensations in the mind and body, but they can never actually touch us – the spiritual being that is temporarily wearing the material mind and body.

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