Simple Meditation

Sharon Rekieta, Fitness and Wellness Director - 11th April 2014

Do you have a favorite song that is comforting, soothing, inspiring, reassuring, or calming?  If so, put on the tune, close your eyes, get comfortable and enjoy the melody and/or lyrics.

There you go—you’ve just meditated!

We are encouraged to meditate every day to receive the numerous benefits.  In just a few minutes, you can lower your blood pressure, reduce anxiety, relieve stress, acquire energy, inspire creativity, clear your mind and soothe your soul!

Meditation comes in many forms: breath-focused, guided relaxation, clear your mind, positive affirmations, visualization, etc.; however, musical meditation is far and away my favorite because it is so easy and also so easy to fit into your day.

If you do not have a song that you feel would be appropriate for meditating, listen to one of these—perhaps you’ll discover a new song along with a new healthy, habit:

Thankful - Josh Groban
Little wonders - Rob Thomas
Peace - Norah Jones
Dream - Hollie Smith
When You Wish Upon a Star - Mary J. Blige (feat. Barbra Streisand)
The Long Day Is Over - Norah Jones
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Extraordinary Way - Conjure One
Breathe Me - Sia
Since you asked - Dan Fogelberg
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
When the Stars go Blue - Coors/Bono  
Let It Be - The Beatles
Silent Lucidity - Queensrÿche
Safe and sound - Sheryl Crow
Don't Let Go - Sarah McLachlan