3 Reasons why to use audio with meditation

3 Reasons why to use audio with meditation

Distraction!

The single hardest thing to avoid while concentrating on anything. While working, reading, eating and while meditating. This is one of the reasons I use sounds and guides about 50% of the times that I meditate.

As a beginner, I found this was a crucial point in just sitting still for longer and not getting frustrated with external factors. You can close your eyes very easily, but you can’t close your ears.

Beginners that use audible guides or relaxation sounds during their first 10 days of meditation are 5 times more likely to continue a meditation practice for the next year as they are not detoured from their focus.

The big debate with using audible distraction blockers is that the purist meditator notes the importance of accepting all the sounds (distractions) around you, without judgement. I agree with this and believe this is a skill that needs to be developed with experience.

Until you build this skill, you still need get through the sometimes, loud distractions such as noisy buses, crying kids or screaming neighbours which are some of my common disturbances in my home.

We would all love to be sitting in nature, in a quiet reserve or on an ocean cliff every day to meditate, but with full schedule life and living in a busy city, this becomes difficult for many of us.

 

Visualization

Using audio and visualization to take you to higher places is a powerful tool for stress relief and going into a deep state of meditation.  Some audio tracks have been designed to trick the mind into these blissful states even when all external odds are against you.

Using audio to change mental conditioning has been used way before the times of loud traffic and low flying aeroplanes. Tibetan’s tradition goes all the way back to 500 B.C. Here they used singing bowls to produce sounds that induce deep states of relaxation by ringing sweet resonance throughout your mind.

People underestimate the power of specific formulated audio to elevate consciousness and raise awareness of their spiritual location.

Visualization is also a powerful tool to attracting good into your life and achieving goals. This combined with meditation will clear your focus to reach where you need to go in life.

Check out this Guided visualization mediation for The Honest Guys.

Guided Techniques

The third reason to use audio is learn different types and techniques with guided meditation. Using guides is a great way to let go and let someone else lead you to your own awareness. This is beautiful thing when done correctly and is also another way to relax the mind.

Guided meditations come in many forms like body scans, breathing guides, loving kindness, targeted awareness and general forms of mindfulness.

These are also the best way for beginners to figure out which style of meditation best suits them.

 

Meditsounds is continually expanding its collection of free meditation audio resources for you to stream and download.  Check out our collection here.

If you are looking for premium sounds and happy to pay a little, you should check out Gaia meditation. They offer a great range of meditation tracks for you to download and you can test most of them out for free before you purchase.

I found some of my favorite got to tracks which are loaded onto my phone for quick easy access when I need them.

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12 Comments on 3 Reasons why to use audio with meditation

  1. Nice article well written I practice Yoga my self and always wondered the very question you are covering in this article. I think the most important thing though is whether we are using audio or not that we are letting go of our of what is in minds to set us free and be less stressed in life.

    • Thanks James. Giving the mind a rest from stress and letting go is such an important skill to have.
      Do you find Yoga more beneficial than meditation?

  2. Wonderful information, which I hope will reach all those stressed-out souls out there, who so badly need the relaxation which only meditation can provide.
    I first learned to meditate in 1980 and have used a few different techniques, some guided, some including audio assistance as well as pure transcendental meditation (TM). I now find the most convenient and effective experiences come using brain wave entrainment (BWE) techniques. The only real important thing is to choose and practice some form of meditation.

    • It such great feeling when you finally find the meditation technique that suits you. Thankfully it there is so much information on the web to try and learn about all these techniques.

      Brainwave entrainment and binaural beats has had a massive effect on my mental performance when required and perfect tool to have in the kit

      Appreciate your feedback John.

  3. Audio is a great way to relax. Slow tempos especially! Classical music has been used for a long time to help relax the mind allowing you to focus. Thanks for the great detailed article!

    Melissa

    • Hi Jan, 10-15 minutes a day is about my schedule for meditation and I’ve found that it has had profound effects on my life.
      Thanks for the comments

  4. Thank you for sharing. I kind of tried the guilded meditation when I was child in Taiwan and it is useful. This gives me a good intro where I can pick up guided techniques!!! Will definitely try out more!!

  5. Thanks for this article. I find audio helps me to relax and “tune out” other distractions, including my own thoughts which I haven’t yet managed to control from wondering in silence. Your article was very informative and your website is lovely.

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