I don’t play music during my meditation.
My journey into this topic began many years ago, in 1984, when I first got into Simplified Kundalini Yoga. At first, I thought of using background music. I realized some deeper truths about using music during meditation as time passed.
Stick around to discover what I’ve found over my years as a Kundalini Master – why I choose not to use any form of musical accompaniment while practicing meditation!
What Is Meditation Music?
Meditation is a practice that helps one to become attuned to the inner self. It can only be done in silence and not while listening to music. Therefore, it’s essential to understand meditation music before deciding whether this accompaniment suits your needs.
Meditation music often has soothing qualities that involve instruments like flutes, violins, veenas, guitars, and synthesizers, along with ambient sounds such as rainforest noises and ocean waves. The purpose of these elements is to create a calming atmosphere that helps the listener reach more profound levels of relaxation and focus on their innermost thoughts without distraction from outside sources. This type of musical arrangement also serves to reduce stress levels and promote feelings of peace and well-being.
However, I find meditating with music too distracting because I cannot concentrate properly when other external influences are in the background. I prefer complete silence so that all my energy can be focused on reaching higher states of consciousness without any interference from outside noise.
The Drawbacks Of Listening To Music During Meditation
Coincidentally, I have often been asked why I don’t play music during my meditation sessions. Unfortunately, thereSeveral drawbacks of listening to music while meditating prevent me from incorporating it into my practice.
- First and foremost, music can be too distracting for your mind. It can disrupt the process of achieving a deep state of inner stillness where one becomes aware of their thoughts and feelings. Additionally, depending on the style or volume of the music you use, it might become disruptive or stressful.
- Secondly, when we listen to music focused on specific emotions such as joy or sadness, our minds will tend to latch onto those vibrations, which may cause us to feel elated or depressed within our meditation session rather than find peace and balance within ourselves.
- Thirdly, some types of music contain lyrics that could distract us from our spiritual intentions, leading us away from the true purpose of our contemplative practice.
- Finally, certain types of rhythms may create an energy field that doesn’t allow us to achieve deep relaxation – something vital for effective meditation!
So instead, I focus on the vibrations of my Kundalini Shakti to deepen my concentration levels and shift myself into an altered state of consciousness that is more beneficial for healing work.
How Listening To Music Affects The Quality Of Your Meditation
As a Kundalini Master, I often get asked the same question – how does listening to music affect the quality of my meditation? This is a critical inquiry, one that deserves attention. However, to properly understand this complex topic, we must first examine what meditation means and why it’s valuable.
Mystics and gurus have been meditating since ancient times for many reasons: self-improvement, inner peace, spiritual growth, and enlightenment. It can be argued that by tuning into our inner being through mindful practices like Kundalini meditation, we can find greater self-awareness and purpose in life. But when it comes to music during meditation, things become more complicated.
I have seen people using various types of music meditations:
- classical music
- instrumental music
- music therapy
- upbeat music
- ambient music
- Indian Classical Music
- loud music
- nature sounds
- mood enhancement tunes
- background noise
- baritone singing
- heavy metal
- soft music
- Christian music
- music for sleep
- music with lyrics
- Soothing music
- beautiful music
- voice recording
Music has always had a powerful mental and physical effect on us humans, but there are some potential drawbacks to consider before playing any tunes during your practice. For example, the volume of the music may distract you from focusing on yourself or interfere with achieving more profound levels of stillness. Additionally, specific genres of music might evoke all sorts of emotions that could take away from your overall experience. As such, careful consideration should be taken when deciding whether or not to listen to music while meditating.
Why I Don’t Play Music During My Meditation
Meditating with music can be a delightful experience, but I’ve found many benefits to meditating without it. As a Kundalini master, I’ve learned the power of silence during meditation and why I need to remain focused on my practice.
The cacophony in modern life is often overwhelming – even when listening to music tailored to relaxation or calming activities like yoga or meditation. As a result, staying present and focusing on your life-force pulsations can become challenging while attempting to tune out distractions from either external or internal sources. To truly reap the rewards of formal meditation, removing those potential hindrances altogether can be beneficial by embracing the tranquility that comes from simply being still in complete serenity.
I value the importance of attunement within our minds and bodies, which facilitates connection with ourselves as spiritual beings having human experiences – not just humans trying to make sense of spirituality.
Allowing myself time away from noise helps keep my inner peace intact, allowing me greater clarity when delving into deeper practices such as kundalini meditation without involving breathwork and mantra recitation.
Without any auditory stimulus taking precedence over these sacred moments, I can connect more deeply with this essential part of myself – free from distraction.
The Benefits Of Silence While Meditating
While it can be tempting to listen to soothing sounds and lyrics, the benefits of silence are invaluable when it comes to meditating. Let me list why this is so important for a successful journey.
7 Benefits of Silence While Meditating:
1. Increased clarity and awareness.
2. Quieter thoughts until they eventually cease altogether.
3. Easier to observe life force and become aware of sensations throughout the body.
4. Create a space free from distraction where true transformation can occur on both physical and spiritual planes.
5. Get ‘in tune’ with more profound wisdom – which is ultimately where actual realization lies.
6. Greater connection with ourselves as spiritual beings having human experiences – not just humans trying to make sense of spirituality.
7. Reap the rewards of formal meditation by embracing the tranquility that comes from simply being still in complete serenity.
Tips For Creating A Silent Environment For Meditation
When it comes to meditation, silence is golden. Stillness and peacefulness are essential to deepening your connection with yourself during a practice session. But how do you create that perfect silent environment? With these tips, you can make sure you get the most out of your meditation without music.
- Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed by external noise, such as in nature or at home.
- If there’s no way to block out all sound around you, try using white noise like a fan or water running to mask any sudden loud noises.
- Sit comfortably, cross-legged on the floor or in a chair, and close your eyes.
- Switch off the lights in the room. Darkness is preferable for meditation.
- Turn off any incense sticks or essential oils. The smell may distract you from meditating.
- Switch off your mobile devices.
- Take some deep breaths and focus on letting go of any thoughts or worries so they don’t become distractions while meditating.
- Trust yourself and use this time for inner peace instead of trying to listen for something outside yourself.
- Take permission from your mind to meditate so that your mind cooperates with you.
- Promise your mind that you will listen to it after the meditation. (Remember to keep up with the promise later.)
- Focus your attention on your life-force pulsations.
- Ignore your thoughts.
- Ignore all distractions from outside of you.
When it comes to meditation music, my personal experience has been that I don’t need it. For me, the power of silence is much more profound than any musical accompaniment could give me. That being said, if you feel your practice would benefit from listening to some calming tunes while meditating, then by all means, go for it! Make sure that whatever you choose isn’t too distracting, and be mindful of how long you use it.
The key is finding a balance between stillness and sound that works best for you – something that brings out the best in both realms without overpowering either one. After all, as they say: “good things come in small doses,”; so remember to take your time when deciding what type of meditational soundtrack will work best with your practice.
Ultimately, no matter whether or not you decide to incorporate music into your meditation sessions, know that there truly is no wrong answer here – only what feels suitable for YOU now. So let yourself explore different options until you find the perfect combination of serenity and bliss that resonates within your soul…, and may peace and love always follow on your journey!
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Be Blessed by the Divine!🙏