220: Music for Relaxation - The Science of Meditation

"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast; to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak" - William Congreve

Listening to music is a totally subjective experience.  Everyone has their individual tastes.  However, when it comes to relaxing there are certain similarities that evoke a relaxation response.  

Today I will talk about the choices that are available for meditation music and more interestingly how that music triggers responses in the body aimed at either hyping you up or the ZEN commuter favorite, mellowing you out.

Listen to a fascinating overview of "the brain on music"

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Topics Discussed in this Episode

  • How the brain communicates to the body
  • The definition and function of brainwaves
  • The five different brainwave patterns and the activities associated with them
  • Brainwave entrainment
  • Binaural Beats - Definition and use

Resources

Question of the Day

What kind of music do you listen to in order to relax?

Action of the Day

  • Listen to a sample of Binaural Beats
  • Download a free demo of Focus@will

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