Sound meditations, also known as music meditations, sound baths or sonic meditations, are a popular form of meditation that uses sound to turn one’s focus inward, to find peace, more balance or new energy. Sound meditations can include the use of instruments, such as singing bowls or gongs, or simply the use of the practitioner's voice.
Taking it further
With SoundWheel we have taken it a step further, merging the traditional use of instruments and voices, with a modern musical expression, rooted in well known genres such as urban, folk and pop music. Each meditation is facilitated by progressive music, which, as the word suggests, takes the user on an inner journey, driven by the sound and music throughout the session. Music meditation we call it, not to be mistaken for meditation music, which usually serves as a background for a narrated guided meditation. SoundWheel is More sound - Less talk.
While sound meditations can be beneficial at any time, there are certain times when they can be especially effective. Here are some tips and tricks for when to listen to sound meditations:
Listening to a music meditation before bed can help to calm the mind and prepare the body for a good night's sleep. The soothing sounds can help to relax the body and quiet the mind, making it easier to drift off into a peaceful slumber.
After a busy day
After a long and hectic day, a sound meditation can be the perfect way to unwind and recharge. The uplifting sounds can help to quiet the mind and restore a sense of balance, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
During stressful times
Sound meditations can be especially helpful during times of stress or anxiety. The calming and grounding soundscapes can help to quiet the mind and reduce the physical symptoms of stress, such as rapid heartbeat and shallow breathing.
During a break
Taking a break from work or other activities to listen to a music meditation can help to clear the mind and refocus your attention. The energizing sounds can help to improve concentration and productivity, infusing new energy in your system, making you more effective in your tasks.
Before a big event
Listening to a sound meditation before a big event, such as a job interview, examination or a performance, can help to calm the nerves and improve focus. The supportive sounds can help to quiet the mind, ground your system and promote a sense of inner peace, allowing you to approach the situation with confidence and clarity.
In addition to these general tips, there are also some specific factors to consider when deciding when to listen to a sound meditation. Here are a few things to keep in mind
Time of day
Different people have different energy levels at different times of day. Some people may find sound meditations more beneficial in the morning, while others may find them more helpful in the evening. Experiment to find the best time of day for you.
Length of time
Sound meditations can range in length from a few minutes to over an hour. Consider how much time you have available and choose a meditation that fits your schedule.
Type of sound
Different types of sounds can have different effects on the listener. For example, some people may find the soothing tones of a singing bowl more relaxing than the energizing beats of a drum circle. Consider your personal preferences when choosing a sound meditation.
Sound meditations can be beneficial at any time, but there are certain times when they can be especially effective. By considering your personal schedule and preferences, you can choose the best time to listen to a sound meditation and reap the full benefits of this powerful practice. Enjoy.