Love meditation music? Then I am about to send you on a wonderful auditory journey. You are going to absolutely love this deep spiritual music.
But first. Just why is music do divine?
Music is “The universal language of mankind,” said 19th Century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Now, recent scientific study has proven that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was absolutely right. Music has a similar effect on people, regardless of their cultures.
Researchers from Canadian universities McGill University and the University of Montreal, along with fellow researchers from Technische Universität Berlin, traveled to the heart of the African rainforest to find Mbenzele Pygmies, a tribe in the Congo. They played members the tribe classical music and recorded their physiological responses. The researchers then played the same music to 40 residents of Montreal. The results showed that both the pygmies and the Montreal residents responded to the music in near precisely the same way.
“Our major discovery is that listeners from very different groups both responded to how exciting or calming they felt the music to be in similar ways,” said Hauke Egermann, one of the study authors.
The music used in the study comprised a combination of western classical music and Mbenzélé melodies, totalling nineteen tracks, each lasting up to 90 seconds. The western music included pieces from the soundtracks to Psycho and Star Wars, music which creates a disparate array of emotions, from sadness to joy. The tribal music was ceremonial Mbenzélé Pygmies vocal pieces used for the relief of grief, for good luck in hunting for food, and for other ceremonial purposes.
Researchers asked the Canadian and Pygmy listeners to rate the music on an emotional level, stating whether the music left them feeling joyous or calm, and so on. Biosensors recorded physiological reactions in the group, including heart rate, perspiration and more.
Despite the fact that both groups had widely differing musical preferences, the physiological and emotional responses to the specific music played to them were largely the same. Both the physical and subjective responses were the same between the Pygmies and the Montreal residents.
The researchers conclude that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow hit the nail on the head. Music truly is the universal language of mankind. “This is probably due to certain low-level aspects of music such as tempo (or beat), pitch (how high or low the music is on the scale) and timbre (tone colour or quality), but this will need further research,” explained Egermann.
So. Music truly is the universal language of mankind. And we spiritual warriors know that spiritual music is the best. Nothing beats going to your meditation room, closing your eyes, and drowning in beautiful music. Well, except maybe a sound bath meditation.
So What Is The Best Meditation Music In The World?
Chinese Meditation Music
Chinese meditation music is some of the most beautiful music in the world. It’s the type of music you can put on, close your eyes and simply drift away to a state of complete inner peace. We hope you enjoy these exquisite pieces of Chinese meditation music.
The Top Five Chinese Meditation Music Albums
In The Orchid, Shao Rong (a Chinese musician living in Japan) uses the pipa (a four stringed lute) to create beautifully resonant music which will prmote inner calm and tranquillity. Incense sticks are included in the CD version to be used while listening to produce an even deeper relaxation.
Zhan Zhuang Gong Music
Zhan Zhuang Gong Music mixes the sounds of nature with instruments to produce a stunningly beautiful sound which will immediately produce a deep meditation and relaxation. This is also perfect music for Yoga.
Erhu: Jia Peng Fang Best
The erhu is the Chinese violin. Here it is played by the masterful musician Jia Peng Fang. Fang produces sentimental music which will stir your spirit. Anyone interested in Chinese music simply must listen to this master of the erhu at work.
Acupuncture for Mind, by WANG Xu-dong
Acupuncture is one of the most important components of Chinese medicine. In this album, doctor and music healer Xu Dong Wang offers music that that stimulates the energy centres used in acupuncture. This is a truly unique and beautiful album.
Elixir – Music for Moving and Still Meditation
Elixir is an album all about healing. The compositions use the pentatonic scale to create beautiful melodies that are perfect accompaniment for meditation. The music is specifically designed to lead meditation practitioners to a state of inner peace.