Time: The length of a selection of music.
Preparation: No need to be anywhere special, or in any certain position, to listen to and reap music's rewards; just a few minutes time. My personal choice for a music meditation is light classic, but whatever works for you is great.
I begin, and continue for the whole meditation, to listen to and feel the tones, dynamics and rhythms of the selection, which take my mind away from redundant or negative thinking.
It breaks my cycle of thought enough to allow my natural energy to flow freely again; my body feels warmer; energized.
Even listening to one piece of uplifting music regulates my breathing, when it is ragged from feeling agitated. I sometimes discover, when agitated, that I've even temporarily stopped breathing, and my body has tensed up in one position.
Music meditation relaxes my body, regulates my breathing, and seems to calm and uplift my thinking. And, as these are worthy rewards, aren't a few minutes worth enjoying!
Uplifted by music
In body, mind, spirit
Article - Susan Helene Kramer
Recommended Music for Meditation
Circle Dancing - Meditation and Prayer in Motion
Fall Equinox Meditation and Prayer Celebration
World Peace Prayers and Affirmations
For offline reading
Meditation for Teens and Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages.
Meditation for all Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations.