Music transports me to a place where I feel emotion without having to 'think' new thoughts. It gives my critical and planning faculties a rest; energizes and inspires; uplifts when I'm feeling out of sorts.
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
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