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- Feb 10 2017
The Only Meditation Music Playlist You’ll Need
Without music, life would be a mistake’ – said the famous philosopher Nietzsche.
Perhaps nothing can elevate the mood or evoke tears in us as much as music. Even research says that music has a direct impact on our mind. One can travel to meadows and gardens within seconds listening to music and just closing the eyes.
There are tunes that you can listen to concentrate better, or help relax your mind. Thus it can be used with any other activity you may be indulging in.
Meditation is one such activity. The state of calm and awareness that meditation requires can be hard to achieve. Music makes it a little easier to do that.
In the cacophony that today’s life is, meditation can be an effective way to de-stress the body and mind. It can be a great way to begin your day. It could also be a great way to unwind at the end of the day before you reward yourself with some sound sleep.
Compounded with the healing ability of music and its therapeutic effects, listening to music is a great way to meditate.
Here is a list of 10 tunes guaranteed to take you to a serene place and put you in touch with your inner self. It includes music inspired by different kinds of music across the globe including fusion music that combines flavors from different pots.
Whether you listen to Hindustani music, Western Classical music or have a flair for Oriental music, you will find all of those here.
The Reverberations Of Om Music
Om is believed to be the basic sound which encompasses all the other sounds in all realms.
Practitioners point out the following benefits chanting Om sound:
- An elevated state of concentration is reached. You are more focused and relaxed.
- If you chant along to the sound, the sustained hymning gives strength to your vocal chords and also clears the respiratory
- The sound creates positive vibrations within its listeners inducing greater happiness when done regularly.
- It is considered one of the most effective healing music.
There are several tunes you can buy or download which incorporates this primordial sound into their compositions. Check out this app on Play Store which features eight different audio tracks. It also includes the sounds of bells and coaches to create a more atmospheric effect in these sounds.
Nuvole Bianche By Ludovico Einaudi
This is a single piece of music. This gets a special mention – apart from the unworldly brilliance of the composition – for the video which showcases mesmerizing sceneries and evokes the brilliance of the music so perfectly.
Composed by the Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi, Nuvolo Bianche translates to – White Clouds. It is that very feel of hovering among the clouds that this piece works on its audience.
Played solely on the Piano, the music starts out with repetitive tones that rise harmoniously to end in a quick fall. The tempo picks up again, and a series of variations of the same tone lines up.
Right around at the middle, the composition goes for its great reveal, with a series of fast-paced, rhythmic rings of the piano and from there on descends slowly into a lull.
Spiritual Music With Sufi Music
Have you ever seen the rhythmic whirling in a Sufi Dance? That is indeed the perfect visualization of Sufi Music. The dancers sway around listlessly, gaining momentum as they go. A sustained, relaxed state is achieved with this music.
The Sufi Dance is a meditation practice in which the practitioners aim to attain the source of perfection. The soothing effect of the music brings calmness to the listener even if you are not whirling around.
In this combined playlist of several Sufi meditation music on YouTube, several instruments come together to make one hymn. The music brews a mix of spirituality and emotions. This 52-minute collection will surely give you an otherworldly experience.
Classical Music From The West
Western classical music, like all things from the west, has gone on to influence music across the world.
This collection includes the brilliant compositions of renowned masters like Bach and Pachelbel. Together, they are some of the most complex scores ever written.
Incorporating music from multiple eras such as Renaissance and romanticist eras they form the perfect spectrum of a variety of feeling and states of mind.
Ranging from masterpieces played solely on a piano or a violin to symphonies that feature an ensemble of a variety of instruments, this is a versatile collection.
The tempo and the mood also vary greatly. It is ideal for taking you through a roller coaster of feelings, yet, all rooted in the state of calm and free thoughts.
Imagine Stars In Your Meditation
This is an unlikely addition to the list.
It is the soundtrack of the movie, Interstellar. Composed by Hans Zimmer, this soundtrack feature here because of the places it takes you to.
Zimmer wrote the initial score for the movie with one intent – to elucidate the interpersonal relationship between a father and daughter. Combined with the final renditions, in which we see the piece serving as a backdrop to an intergalactic journey this piece balances otherworldly experiences with the most basic of emotions.
The masterful variations in the same notes and gradual rise and drops of this master-class composition are a great way to explore your own inner journey.
Healing Music With Reiki
Drawing Inspiration from the Japanese Healing practice of Reiki this collection is bound to fill you with optimism and leave you full of life.
Reiki treats the whole person – the mind, spirit, body and emotions that make each of us unique. It is based on the principle that an unforeseen energy flows through us and can be tapped into, to improve the self.
Get ready to experience an ever relaxed state of mind with the unwinding effect that this music has on its audience.
Meditation Music Inspired From Yoga
Yoga seeks to achieve a holistic way of life to unite one’s body, mind, and soul.
Yoga believes in drawing energy from nature. Breathing exercises and the Yamas of Yoga are aimed at this. The time of doing Yoga also matters. What must be done in the morning should never be done at dusk.
This collection of pieces draws inspiration from this very principle.
With pieces like Sunrise and After The Rain, an evocative mood is set in all of these tunes. Not only the time of day, but states of mind like tranquility and the feel of places like river shores are also evoked in these pieces.
This is undoubted, one of the best collections of relaxing music out there.
Calm Your Nerves With Flute Music
The flute is perhaps the simplest musical instrument. One’s breath becomes the source of music in this instrument. The sound produced from a flute resembles the sound of birds. It is very close to nature and a great kind of music for relaxation.
This collection combines the naturalness of flutes with the ethereal quality of the instrument – Veena.
The music instills a sense of yearning in its audience. A melancholy state, sweet, yet full of longing and nostalgia is the effect this music produces.
The interplay of light, divine melodies come one after the other in this music of Rhapsody. This can also be used as a soothing music for sleep problems.
Relaxing Asian Instrumental Music
The Chinese, like Indians, have perfected the art of meditation over centuries. The effect of this can be found in the music of both cultures.
The instruments like Fiddle, Ehru and Guzheng create effects vastly different from the instruments used in traditional Indian music. Thus music inspired by the same principles and same mission differ greatly and achieve their ends through different tunes.
In this collection, the great number of instruments playing together creates a sense of unity and empowerment in the listener. Intervals of high bass trumpets are followed by moment’s calm chimes and slight vibrations of Ehru. As the tempo grows, it instills a surging energy in the audience.
Fusion Of Elements Across The World
Created by Karunesh, a German musician, this list of melodies has something for everybody. It is composed with the aim of crossing barriers and to let everything mingle. Different kinds of composition have been done:
- Pieces like ‘Heart Chakra’ and ‘Beyond Body and Mind’ include more music inspired from the east. This are the best ones for concentrated meditation.
- A fusion of world music is achieved in compositions such as Global Spirit and Global music.
- The tracks of ‘Beyond Heaven’ and ‘Nirvana Cafe’ aims to combine new age music for relaxation.
No Music Can Help You If You Are Not Listening
While music can certainly impart focus and a sense of calm, it all finally depends on you, the listener.
Meditation is not something you could readily do. Efforts and preparations are needed to get yourselves into feeling one with yourself and everything around you.
That said, we hope you can reach your full potential with the aid of these collections of music
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