Relaxation and Meditation Music
Relaxation and meditation music fulfils an important role in helping us unwind, relax and re-centre.
The power of relaxation and meditation music
Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. Faster music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better. Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life. A slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management.
Researchers at Stanford University have said that "listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication." They noted that music is something that almost anybody can access and makes it an easy stress reduction tool.
"There is a growing body of neuroscientists who support the theory that if there's a physical correlate of conscious experience, it has to be happening in the brainwaves. It seems to be the only thing in your head that changes rapidly enough to explain real-time changes in consciousness…"
Studies of rhythms and the brain have shown that a combination of rhythmic light and sound stimulation has the greatest effect on brainwave frequency, although sound alone can change brain activity. This helps explain the significance of rhythmic sound in religious ceremonies.
I have been aware of, and have used material from, "The Guided Meditation Site" for some time now.
The site hosts a number of articles on meditation, personal growth, health and happiness and relaxation and I commend these to you as a valuable [and free] resource: The Guided Meditation Site - Article Centre
On this page you will find an ever expanding range of free relaxation scripts to download. You can also find guided meditation scripts here:
The Guided Meditation Site - Relaxation and Meditation Scripts
I am a big fan of Dr. Christopher Lloyd Clarke, B.Sc, Msc.D who founded this site and who is the author of numerous articles on the science of sound, Christopher regularly works with meditation teachers, holistic healers, hypnotherapists and personal development consultants to help them produce and distribute their guided audio productions.
Christopher is well versed in the scientific principles of psychoacoustics and music psychology, and he applies these principles whenever he writes music for meditation, hypnosis and deep relaxation.
A long-time meditator himself, he combines the artistry and science of music composition with his own unique insights into relaxation states.
"While I am composing, I enter into a state of deep relaxation. I feel my way through the music as I search for sounds that draw me into a deeper and deeper state. It’s a wonderful, intuitive process – a process that I have cultivated through years of meditation practice."
Christopher's site is in itself a relaxing place to visit, he offers many free downloads and resources and a very wide of relaxation and meditation music.
I recommend this relaxation and meditation music to you