Healing rhythms to deepen meditation
As we gradually begin to move into the recovery from COVID, now more than ever we need creative ways to alleviate stress, anxiety and build resilience.
Drumming meditation increases healing rhythms within us, it's a form of drum therapy, helping to bring us into the moment, letting go from the past and future. Right here and now. Tuning in to our own rhythm, and letting go of wasteful thoughts, which can bring on anxiety. With the intention of drumming for wellness, we begin to build resilience and see things from another point of view.
Healing rhythms for musicality
In this video I chose two rhythms from special addition Energise Your Life drum therapy cards, Joy and Flow with hand drum music I wrote and recorded called Dancing Droplets. Both special addition drum therapy cards (PDF) and music can be downloaded from the store. Just notice how beautifully the rhythms complement each other. One of the features in Positive Music Drum Circle Facilitator Training is musicality. In this video I feature this by playing djembe, high pitch, congas, medium pitch and adding in the low pitch drums to complete the rhythm song. By learning drum pitch, we begin to be aware of musicality, which from a drum facilitator point of view, facilitate more musical moments within the drum circle. Which can increase confidence in yourself as a facilitator and building confidence and trust within your group.
Drumming meditation with conga and djembe drumming
Hand drumming is a great outlet for self-expression, you don’t need to be a professional to experience the benefits of drumming. My special addition Drumming meditation rhythm cards is a great learning tool for the total beginner drummer to the more advance and wonderful in many settings for therapists. You might be a classroom teacher or drum teacher looking for ways to engage your students, or a drum circle facilitator wanting creative ways to begin your session, maybe a music therapist working with one-on-one or groups and looking for healing rhythms. Whatever the case the drum therapy cards are a healing tool for many occasions.
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A little gift for you as you continue to build your djembe drumming skills.
I want to help you out as much as I can so I’ve added some great hand drum beats for beginners and ensemble drums that accompany the djembe, called 7 Easy Steps to Develop Rhythm, Technique, Timing and Feel ebook. It’s filled with lots of tips on technique and how to improve your timing and feel, to really take your playing to the next level.
This is my gift to you and something that can accompany you on your drumming journey.
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