For many people, a meditation practice includes a meditation pillow to support the butt, a quiet place to set the tone, and a meditation candle to focus the mind. What most people don’t realize is that adding music to a practice can sometimes help to deepen the journey.
Now I’m not suggesting any old piece of music. For instance, Metallica’s Enter Sandman wouldn’t necessarily be appropriate if you’re looking to relieve stress (although I’m sure that there’s someone out there who finds the group’s interpretation of never never-land quite comforting). The point is, meditation music should not only be specific to an individual’s tastes, but also reflect what one is hoping to cultivate while meditating.
Star Foster pens this recent Patheos post about her use of meditation music as a way to tap into her creativity and get into the meditation groove. Below is an example of one of her favorite pieces from Llewellyn.
I’m taking a refresher meditation class today and I’m also a big fan of Llewellyn’s music. It’s good stuff for certain types of meditation, or shamanic journeying…
…Sometimes classical pieces can help if I’m working through particular problems, particularly if the idea behind the meditation isn’t to relax but to stoke the fires of creativity.
Checkout more meditation music examples from Foster here.