Are you looking for more mindfulness? Are you curious about how drumming can bring more calmness into your life?
Drumming meditation for well-being
Today I wanted to share with you drumming for meditation. There are all kinds of ways to meditate and one way is through drumming and music. I hear a lot of people say after they have attended one of my sound baths, that they find meditation really difficult because they can't stop thinking.
There are many people who want more calm and ways to manage stress in their life. And of course one way is meditation (one of my favourates). Unfortunately many find meditation difficult and feel frustrated. I urge them to continue, yes at first some people may find it challenging, but the rewards are great.
Meditation is not necessary about stopping our thoughts, it's more about reducing thoughts and guiding the thoughts we have to more of gratitude and calm. When we meditate life becomes clearer and we react less to what's going on around us, (you know those people who tend to push the buttons)?
Drumming is good for our mind
When we're driving the car or having a conversation with someone, our brainwave frequencies are quite active, this is called Beta state.
Research shows that when we drum at a steady rhythmical beat at around 80 beats per minute (BPM) our brainwave frequencies begin to slow, producing light meditative state, which increases focus and subconscious creativity. This is called Alpha and Theta state. We begin to tune in to our state of peace, calm and intuition.
In this video I play a simple rhythm from my book Energise Your Life with Rhythm, Music and Sound. I created this book and play-along music to help those wanting to bring more creativity and music into their life for healing. Music is such a powerful tool for mindfulness. Yes it's a proven fact that when we play a musical instrument we are open to meditation. Many of my musician friends agree. Actually many of them are long time meditators, even when their not playing their instrument.
You might be wondering "well I'm not a musician!" I'm here to tell you, ANYONE can make music and feel the benefits of drumming.
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