One of the most dynamic aspects of sound meditation is the number of techniques one can practice while listening. Here are techniques to practice during the sound bath: 1 – Focus your awareness on the sounds, and if the mind drifts away, just tune back into the music, or 2 – Practice mindfulness meditation while the sound blocks out distractions, focusing on the breath and noting when your mind drifts, then returning to the breath, or 3 – Allow the sound to guide you in a visualization, or 4 – Synchronize the breath with the vibrations, steadily breathing the same count (I like an 8 count during sound baths) as you inhale/exhale.
Sound should only be used as a tool for meditation. If it is distracting, let it go and try something else. For a deeper understanding of sound meditation, click here for more.
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