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Vipassana Meditation Forum => Other Resources => Resources & Library => Music, Songs, Chants. => Topic started by: ZenBeliever2 on April 05, 2017, 09:49:05 AM

Title: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: ZenBeliever2 on April 05, 2017, 09:49:05 AM
Hi  ;)

Do you have a preference about music for relaxation purposes? I try to find good songs online in order to relax and calm down.

Recently I found this on YT, maybe you've heard about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ40L6oUS9A

What do you think, does it soothe you?
Title: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: ZenBeliever2 on April 10, 2017, 09:31:13 AM
Really nobody wants to talk about relaxation music?

That's a bummer...
Title: Re: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: stillpointdancer on April 10, 2017, 10:39:53 AM
Maybe it's because most people here post about meditation rather than relaxation. Nothing wrong with relaxing, but that's not what meditation is really about.
Title: Re: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: Matthew on April 10, 2017, 03:40:24 PM
ZenBeliever,

On the whole I would advise against using music as a crutch to meditation as it is not beneficial to the practice in the long run. Just another distraction from being with the reality of yourself, body and mind, unencumbered by externalities.

Kindly,

Matthew
Title: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: ZenBeliever2 on April 12, 2017, 09:08:09 AM
Thank you kindly for your replies  ;)

So you consider it an obstacle, generally speaking - but do you think there is a way in which music can be helpful? Maybe someone else has a different view?
Title: Re: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: stillpointdancer on April 12, 2017, 10:38:33 AM
Thank you kindly for your replies  ;)

So you consider it an obstacle, generally speaking - but do you think there is a way in which music can be helpful? Maybe someone else has a different view?
Everyone is different, so different people react to music while meditating in different ways. There have been times when I've meditated to my favorite rock music, but generic relaxation stuff usually sends me to sleep.
Title: Re: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: dharma bum on April 18, 2017, 03:26:55 PM
i have recently started to listen to 'meditation music' at work and sometimes if my mind is jumping around too much to help in calming down and focusing. when i'm walking in the park and in the woods, i tune my ear to birdsong, which is very good for de-stressing.
Title: Re: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: ZenBeliever2 on May 15, 2017, 02:21:52 PM
Hello, dharma bum ;)

What music do you listen to at work? Can you give an example?
Title: Re: Music for relaxation and meditation
Post by: dharma bum on May 15, 2017, 06:20:03 PM
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Hello, dharma bum ;)

What music do you listen to at work? Can you give an example?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA4XX15xatk is a recent favourite. it's just a constant drone. i find music with lyrics to be distracting.