What is the best music for meditation?
What is the best quality music for meditation? This has got to be the question of the century, and in all honesty, there are many different answers depending upon what you would like to get out of your meditation and what your style of meditation might be – Ie, What is enjoyable for you to listen to whilst meditating. ? In this article, I will cover 3 different types of meditation music –
This is of course one of the most popular ways for people to meditate. It’s soothing. It’s melodic and music that’s gentle for the soul. It can assist us in the quest for gaining greater peace of mind. For instance, check out Dr. Christopher Lloyd Clarke’s relaxation music. Although he is not popular to the masses (just yet!), his music is one of the best I’ve heard for meditation. Yes, I’ve promoted him before. But when it’s due, I will promote him all I can. You be the judge! You can click the link here, or listen to the youtube video. http://youtu.be/0Lgjw7G5190
You can also check out my list of the top 10 youtube meditation music clips here.
His music is heavenly and nothing short of an emotional charge for the soul. Breathe into it, relax and let go. You can check more of his music here at Relax Me Online – best relaxation music.
Although relaxation music may not be scientifically studied and proven to heal, I have no doubt in my mind that music can be more healing than a lot of medical science provides in the world today. We should never underestimate the power of meditation and relaxation music.
I would like to share with you yet another musician that has reached me for many years with his music – and his work truly takes me away when I meditate; that is the music of Japetus. Japetus is an Australian composer who has been composing ambient music since the early 1980’s. I first listened to his music around 1985 whilst meditating and it was heavenly to say the least. Yes, it helped me to reach amazing heights during my meditation period of that time. Here is a sample of his work here: http://youtu.be/7bz87Kf_xrA. I truly feel privileged to have had the honour of contacting this man. (Not in person, but on the web) His music speaks to me.
Seriously, where would we be without music? Where would we be? I thrive on it. I breathe it. I live it every moment of my life. Now, I have much to cover in this blog and I don’t want to go on too much as I have much to cover, however just five more artists to mention: Paul Headon (Australia), Dr Harry Henshaw (USA) , Clinton Lourey (Australia), JS Epperson (USA) and Robert Rudnik. (Norway) These musicians have so, so much to offer. Please take some time if you can and check them out. They have given me so much when it comes to quality relaxation music. I recommend these artists with all my heart.
Binaural beats are heavenly. They truly are. Have you experienced them yet whilst meditating? If not, please do so… NOW! They make the process of meditation seem to happen at a much faster speed. Some have even reported that we can meditate as deep as a Zen Monk with binaural beats.
So what are binaural beats? They were discovered way back in 1839 by a man by the name of Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. It was discovered that these binaural beats he produced helped with inducing creativity, relaxation, meditation, and a variety of other mental states desired by people. Binaural beats are separate frequency tones played in each ear with the difference between frequencies of tones played in each ear determines the brainwaves’ effect. For instance, if a sound of 250 Hz is being played in the right ear with 260 Hz in the left, the frequency of the beat will be 10 Hz. The human brain emits strong signals filled with energy. ‘Waves’, as they are called, are emitted every second during an individual’s lifetime. These brainwaves’ frequencies vary based on the feelings and thoughts that occur in the minds of people. According to the Law of Attraction, we have the ability to attract whatever we lay our focus on, thus helping you control your emotions, thoughts, and feelings.
I put binaural beats to the test one day… and guess what? They passed with flying colours! I put on my headphones as I listened to Theta binaural beats play underneath a beautiful soundtrack of storm and rain. Well, simply put, it was an amazing experience. I felt like at one point that I had left my body. Tingles began to happen throughout my entire body. So , at this point I could say that this was the best music for meditation!
This recording has binaural beats in it and helps with anxiety And this one can help with can help with meditation and opening of the chakras. For pure meditation purposes, take a listen to the second recording.
Brainwave Entrainment – the best music for meditation?
Brainwave Entrainment is a rapidly growing field that involves the study of how changing brainwaves by natural means, will allow people to effortlessly enter states of increased intelligence, creativity, relaxation, pure energy, and more. Here is a little of the science behind this fascinating subject: The brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which communicate with each other using electrical signals. All of these neurons sending signals at once, produce a large amount of electrical activity, commonly called a Brainwave Pattern. Researchers and scientists have found that different bands of brainwaves, are associated with different mental states. For example, the brainwaves of a sleeping person are much different than the brainwaves of a person who is awake.
Years of research has shown that brainwaves not only provide insight into an individual’s mind and body, but they can be stimulated to actually change that person’s mental state. That’s right, by causing the brain to produce, or decrease, specific types of brainwave frequencies, it is possible to bring about a large variety of mental states, and emotional reactions.
In a 1973 issue of Scientific American, Dr. Gerald Oster examined how combining two pure tones, resulted in a rhythmic beat, which he called Binaural and Monaural Beats. In comparing Binaural beats against Monaural beats, Oster noted that Monaural beats were shown to elicit extremely strong cortical responses, which is the electrical activity responsible for entrainment. Oster concluded, they could be useful in diagnosing certain neurological disorders.
In the 1980′s, Dr. Glen Solomon and others, researched entrainment for headache relief, as well as general relaxation. In 1981, Arturo Manns published a study showing the effectiveness of Isochronic Tones as a means of audio-based brainwave entrainment. This was later confirmed by others, such as David Siever. Michael Hutchison also wrote his landmark book, MegaBrain, in 1981, outlining the many possible uses of entrainment, from meditation to enhancing creativity. You can check out some brainwave activity here. This recording has been known to assist with relief of headaches.
Listening to a particular type or genre of music can help alter your brainwaves significantly. When you listen to brainwave entrainment – the technology used to scientifically develop auditory tunes, your brain’s electrical activity is stimulated in a manner such that it follows a specific frequency.
You can even make your own Brainwave entrainment music here… of if you are not feeling too creative, purchase ready made entrainment here. I have found brainwave entrainment to be like magic. But it does take work and continuous use to gain the REAL benefits of relaxation.
So there you have it. Really, the best music for meditation is the one that is BEST for YOU! It is a personal choice. In all honesty, I’ve found great experiences in all of the above at different times.