Meditation and music can effect relaxation, positive dreams, and inspiration. Meditation techniques aren't new. They've been around for thousands of years. Anyone can meditate, regardless of religious or cultural background. Consider these suggestions from the Mayo Clinic to get you started :
- Select a meditation technique that fits your lifestyle and belief system. Many people build meditation into their daily routine.
- Set aside some time. Start with 5-minute meditation sessions once or twice a day and work up to 20 minutes each time.
- Keep trying. Be kind to yourself as you get started. If you're meditating and your attention wanders, slowly return to the object, sensation or movement you're focusing on.
- Make meditation part of your life. Many people prefer to start and end their day with a period of meditation. Others prefer to take meditation breaks during the day. Experiment and find out what works best for you.
The Health Effects of Meditation
Meditation music Relax to soothing ambient soundscapes, great for massage, yoga, and meditative experiences shown help to remove the harmful effects of stress.
Page Updated: January 2013
Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine; 10-2004 - Research observations suggest that yogic practices can be used as psycho physiologic stimuli to increase endogenous secretion of melatonin, which, in turn, might be responsible for improved sense of well-being.