Posts tagged music meditation
Beethoven No 7 Open Heart Meditation

Appreciating yourself is an inviting gateway to wholeheartedly share love to others. Perfect for singles or for when you have lost yourself in a relationship, in your role as a workaholic or as a dutiful family member. Soften yourself up to be fully present, open hearted and whole hearted.


Current mood

  • The word ‘duty’ has eclipsed the word ‘independence’ in your mind.

  • You feel like you are flipping between confrontation and arguments and then wanting to be liked and pleasing people.


Benefits

  • The way you behave can influence how you feel and this meditation loosens up your body and become more at ease in your own body.

  • Reconnect to your true self so that you can pour out love to others.


Step One.

Listen to the song, Beethoven’s Number 7. Listen to the music shift from soft to loud, from lightness to darkness. Your heart may feel like it has been vulnerable but feel through the drama and feel that your love conquers all. Repeat the mantra in your head, love, as you listen to the song softly playing in the background. You have a heart full of love, you give out love and you receive love. Drama in life ensues but you are full of love.


Step Two.

As the music finishes, focus on your breath in the silence.


Step Three.

Allow yourself to relax even more now, in your own skin. Allow yourself to be feel as if you are in perfect harmony. The tensions between opposing forces, melt away like warm candle wax. Imagine your whole body loose, loose shoulders, loose facial muscles, fluid limbs, a relaxed jaw, all the knots in your lower back and your upper back are unwound, your neck feels long and loose, your forehead feels open and your heart feels soft. You are at ease.



Hip Hop Meditation

When I come home from work and I am angry, I like to do a hip hop angry purge. After the hip hop meditation I feel like my anger has been expressed and I'm ready to enjoy my time at home.

Current mood

  • Frustrated, annoyed and angry. It feels like you have been treated unfairly.

  • Needing to vent the build up of stress and to get to a clearer mental state so that you can enjoy time at home and not carry stress on to loved ones.

Benefits

  • Purge angry thoughts 

  • Develop your focus 

  • Let the day's stresses recede 

Preparation

  • Download 2 hip hop songs you like. Consider whether offensive language will be therapeutic or off-putting and select accordingly.

Time

  • 5 minutes

Meditation

Step One. Queue your 2 songs. It is best if the first song is more angry so that you can shake off all your stress. Queue the next song to be a softer idea or softer melody.

Step Two. Make yourself comfortable. Take three deep breaths.

Step Three. Press play on your music. Close your eyes. Focus your mind on the song lyrics. As your mind wanders, bring your mind back to the lyrics. Concentrate on every word.

Step Four. For the second song, concentrate on the beat of the music. Let the lyrics wash over you as you hear for every beat of the song.

Step Five. Once the songs finish, take 3 deep breaths and slowly open your eyes.

 

Notes

1. My current favourite songs are Really got It, Jerreau  Swimming Pools, Kendrick LamarLose Yourself, EminemGold, Kiara and What they Want, Russ.  

2. Another variation is to vigorously shake your hands above your head in the first song. You visualise flicking away the annoying things that happened that day. At the end of the first song, you drop your hands onto your lap and feel all the energy shifted in your arms.