By Vaughan Jones
For many people who regularly meditate, receive holistic treatments, practice yoga or simply create time to relax for their own well-being, the use of relaxing or inspirational music can play a useful role.
By masking unwanted external noise (perhaps from family members or neighbours), uplifting music can help to create a restful ambiance so that distracting sounds don’t disturb the listener, whilst they are trying to focus on stillness or receiving healing.
From the point of view of a therapist, playing soothing music in a treatment room can help the client feel that they don’t need to talk to break the silence and can help the flow of the treatment. Many specially composed healing albums also have the music conveniently written in timed 5 or 10 minute tracks, which allow the practitioner to keep track of the session without continually looking at the clock. During meditation or yoga, it can also be helpful to how much time has passed.