You have probably heard or come across new age music, also known as meditation music. So, it would be of no surprise to you that meditation music has grown into a large-scale industry. However, many are unaware of the benefits of meditation music or how it can be a catalyst to achieving your goals.
We find, all around us, things that outrage us, bring us down or cause trauma. All of this can be overwhelming at times. If not managed, these stress-inducing events can lead to mood changes, relationship troubles, depression and so on. So, in order to hold on to our sanity, many of us try to use varying coping mechanisms.
The Power of Meditation Music in Coping with Stress
All of us have felt the power of music in one way or another. A slower beat can quiet the raging mind and help the muscles relax while soothing the release of stress. The right relaxing music can be transformative in stress management and beating anxiety.
"Current findings indicate that music around 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronize with the beat causing alpha brainwaves (frequencies from 8 - 14 hertz or cycles per second). This alpha brainwave is what is present when we are relaxed and conscious. To induce sleep (a delta brainwave of 5 hertz), a person may need to devote at least 45 minutes, in a relaxed position, listening to calming music"
Research indicates that strong beat music stimulates the brain to the point where brainwaves resonate in time with the rhythm. A slower tune stimulates the slow brainwaves. These same brainwaves are connected with meditative states.
Calming Meditation Music Better Than Medicine?
How many of us take different medications or know someone who takes one medicine or another for various ailments? Nothing exists in a vacuum and is ultimately tied to other things. One key factor could be stress.
Physical and mental stress increases the level of a stress hormone called cortisol. This hormone is what causes the many known harms of stress on the mind & body. A chemical called cytokine is then released causing inflammation. This, ultimately, leads to sleeplessness, anxiety and blood pressure. This has a knock-on effect causing even more health issues.
An 8-week study on the meditation style called "mindful meditation" suggests this type of meditation reduces inflammation and has a therapeutic effect. Relaxing music can be the perfect companion when trying to achieve a state of mindfulness.
Researchers at Stanford University have said that "listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication." This meditation music video is an example of the type of music that can potentially change the function of the brain.
So, while we by no means suggest leaving your prescriptions, meditation combined with music can help reduce the many ailments caused by stress. Please consult a physician for medical advice regarding your particular case.
You Should try Meditation Music Even If You Are Healthy
Given the ease with which meditation & relaxing music can be accessed, it doesn't take much effort or cause any harm in picking up your device and playing some soothing music to start your journey on a stress-free life.
It is definitely worth a shot even if you are blessed with good health because prevention, as they say, is better than cure.
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