Top 5 tips for the use of relaxation music
Music is charged with emotion. Not only was the music itself
written with great passion and probably played in the same
manner but it also invokes a great many emotional responses.
Music can help us remember people, places or emotions. Some of
these memories may be good and some may be bad. Music can even
stir up memories that we had otherwise forgotten about. This
emotional response is a very strong one and by using it to good
effect we can change the way we feel about certain situations.
Relaxation music is readily available and comes in many
different forms. Hypnosis tapes (or CDs or MP3) are also
available that can help meditation.
1- Listening to relaxing music can aid relaxation greatly. Find
a darkened room and light some small candles or burn some
incense oil if you find this relaxing. Make sure your relaxation
music is turned to a volume that drowns out any background noise
but is not so loud that it becomes obtrusive or uncomfortable.
2- Even at work or at home with your family you can effectively
listen to relaxation music. If you have an MP3 player or
personal stereo you can even listen to it on the bus or when
you're out shopping. Put on your headphones and, again, make
sure that the volume is at the right level. If you have the
volume too low you will be able to hear the kids screaming and
cars passing by but if you have it too loud it will become
3- Use any opportunity you can to relax using relaxation music.
If you regularly workout then put your headphones on while
you're at the gym or out jogging. Listen to it while you are
driving to and from work, try to forget about the day that is
about to face you or the day you have just had but be careful
not to be too relaxed while driving.
4- You don't have to listen to music that is designed
specifically as relaxation music. If you like calm classical
music then this is fine to use. Obviously heavy rock is unlikely
to calm you down but conversely the relaxation music you use
should be composed in a way that makes it easy to listen to and
moderately upbeat. It shouldn't just be background music; it
should also catch your attention and the focus of your mind.
5- Relaxation is not something that comes naturally to many of
us. Stresses of modern life mean that we regularly finish work
and go home to worry about it for the rest of the day. This
causes a lack of sleep and other problems. These are unlikely to
be undone by listening to five minutes of relaxation music every
three months. Relaxation music works best when listened to for a
minimum of 30 minutes but if you do listen regularly then five
minutes during your break at work will still have a calming