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GUIDED SOUND MEDITATION SESSIONS

​WE INCLUDE HERE A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SOME DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOUND MEDITATION PRACTICES THAT YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL.

Guided meditation sessions can be fantastic supports in your daily life in order to work towards a life that is filled with more balance - emotionally, physically and mentally.

Here, we provide a small variety of some short introductory sessions.

It is good to be aware that different people will respond to different practices, styles and techniques differently. And this is OK - each person needs to finds a style that works best for them at their current stage in life. When we work with our clients, we work with them to find the best suited relaxation and meditation techniques for them.

All we ask is that you listen to them with an open mind and see what you can learn and and take away from them.

All of these clips have been recorded unscripted and without editing, except for background static/noise as needed. 

If you would like to know more about our full range of our online relaxation, meditation, breathwork, contemplation, and yoga clips and classes, please contact us.

#15: 12 MINUTE UPBEAT SOUND MEDITATION/RELAXATION - OM GURU OM

This is a short, yet upbeat form of sound meditation/relaxation to the simple Sanscrit mantra Om Guru Om. For us, when we listen to this chant, we come away feeling much more refreshed, joyous and uplifted. It is a perfect morning chant if you feel sluggish in the mornings or are feeling sluggish, low or lethargic in general. 

If this form of relaxation is new to you, we invite you just to come in with an open mind and simply take the time to sit quietly and listen to the melody - nothing more.

#17: 12 MINUTE ACTIVE LISTENING RELAXATION/MEDITATION EXERCISE

We spend so much of our lives in thought, with our minds running from here the there and back again. In this simple technique, we introduce one way in which we can start to learn to calm the mind.

#50: PRIMORDIAL SOUND GUIDED RELAXATION/MEDITATION

According to Vedic philosophy, OM (or AUM) is the primordial sound from which the whole universe was created. It represents all time: past, present, and future; and is also considered to be beyond time itself, representing the eternal oneness, or the ultimate goal of yoga: to become unified in body, mind and spirit.

In recent years there have been several scientific studies into the effectiveness of chanting OM. Amin et al. (2016) reported that, "The practice of Om chanting in a traditional way can be used as one of the powerful means in calming down the mind, enhancing memory." (1)

OM is also a monosyllable, which aids in slowing down respiration and also prolongs the exhalation when chanting it. This then naturally initiates the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and relax system).

(1) A Amin, S Kumar, A Rajagopalan, S Rajan (2016) Beneficial effects of OM chanting on depression, anxiety, stress and cognition in elderly women with hypertension. Indian J Clin Anatomy. http://oaji.net/articles/2016/...

#28: SOUND MEDITATION/RELAXATION - 3 PART SO HUM

Mantra involves the use of a word or a phrase to help calm the mind and increase awareness and has been used in Eastern cultures for thousands of years as part of their practices.

Today, whilst the research into mantra is still in its infancy, studies have shown positive effects of the use of mantra in such areas as mental health (1), sleep (2), mood (1), cognitive functioning (2), memory (3), stress (4), and quality of life (2).

In this audio clip, we use the mantra 'So Ham', which then leads the listener into a silent meditation.

(1) Julie Lynch, Lucia Prihodova, Pádraic J. Dunne, Áine Carroll, Cathal Walsh, Geraldine McMahon, BarryWhite. 2018. Mantra meditation for mental health in the general population: A systematic review.European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 23, October 2018, Pages 101-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euji...

(2) Innes, Kim E.; Selfe, Terry Kit; Brundage, Kathleen; Montgomery, Caitlin; Wen, Sijin; Kandati, Sahiti; Bowles, Hannah; Khalsa, Dharma Singh; & Huysmans, Zenzi. 2018. Effects of Meditation and Music-Listening on Blood Biomarkers of Cellular Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline: An Exploratory Randomized Clinical Trial. Published November 2018 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-180164. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...

(3) Aleezé Sattar Moss; Nancy Wintering; Hannah Roggenkamp; Dharma Singh Khalsa; Mark R. Waldman; Daniel Monti; & Andrew B. Newberg. Effects of an 8-Week Meditation Program on Mood and Anxiety in Patients with Memory Loss. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine VOL. 18, NO. 1. Published Online: 23 Jan 2012. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.20...

(4) Nidich S, Mills P, Rainforth M, Heppner P, et al. Non-trauma-focused meditation versus exposure therapy in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry. 2018; 5:12: 975-986. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30384-5

#31: SOUND MEDITATION - OM V2

Mantra chanting has been a part of many Eastern cultures for centuries, and it involves the repetition of a word, phrase or sound, with each mantra having a different purpose or meaning. The word mantra stems from the ancient Sanskrit language. Man means mind, and tra means release - referring to the release of the mind from the anxieties of material life.

There are a number of recent scientific studies on mantra chanting and its effectiveness. Two of these are included here, with the benefits of chanting being shown to aid in improving pulmonary function, increasing mental alertness, increasing environmental awareness and offering potential relief from depression and stress (1). Another study of 8-13 year old children, showed that 15 minutes daily chanting for 30 days, increased performance IQ (the score that calculates the mental capacity in dealing with nonverbal skills). (2)

Here, we chant the mantra OM. According to Vedic philosophy, OM (or AUM) is the primordial sound from which the whole universe was created. It represents all time: past, present, and future; and is also considered to be beyond time itself, representing the eternal oneness, or the ultimate goal of yoga: to become unified in body, mind and spirit.

OM is also a monosyllable, which aids in slowing down respiration and also prolongs the exhalation when chanting it. This then naturally initiates the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and relax system).


(1) Ferreira-Vorkapic, C., Feitoza, J.M., Marchioro, M., Simões, J., Kozasa, E. and Telles, S., 2015. Are there benefits from teaching yoga at schools? A systematic review of randomized control trials of yoga-based interventions. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015.

(2) Chamoli, Deepika & Kumar, Rita & Singh, Abha & Kobrin, Neil. (2017). The Effect of Mantra Chanting On the Performance IQ of Children. https://www.researchgate.net/p...

#33: GUIDED SOUND MEDITATION - HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA

In the hustle and bustle of modern society it has been shown that the majority of people live much of their time in the stress response, or the fight or flight response. The stress response, is the body's natural defence mechanism for dealing with short-term danger and is designed to give the individual the capacity to survive a threatening situation. Once the danger has passed, the body would then shift back to the rest and relax (parasympathetic) system, or the relaxation response - where the body is then able to renew, repair and replenish. 

But today, with the fast paced society that we live in, many of us stay in the stress response almost permanently (and often without even knowing it), which puts immense pressure on the bodily systems and organs, as well as the mind. Increased stress has been scientifically proven to be the cause of many diseases.

The use of chanting and meditation, whilst used in Eastern cultures for centuries, has been scientifically proven to be able to aid in deactivating the stress response and increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system within the body.

Here, we chant the mantra, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. If you have never chanted before, or this is new to you, we ask that you simply allow yourself to be open to this experience and try this fully guided session for yourself. 

#32 AUDIO FILE: GUIDED SOUND MEDITATION 4

Mantra chanting has been a part of many Eastern cultures for centuries, and it involves the repetition of a word, phrase or sound, with each mantra having a different purpose or meaning. The word mantra stems from the ancient Sanskrit language. Man means mind, and tra means release - referring to the release of the mind from the anxieties of material life.

There are a number of recent scientific studies on mantra chanting and its effectiveness. Two of these are included here, with the benefits of chanting being shown to aid in improving pulmonary function, increasing mental alertness, increasing environmental awareness and offering potential relief from depression and stress (1). Another study of 8-13 year old children, showed that 15 minutes daily chanting for 30 days, increased performance IQ (the score that calculates the mental capacity in dealing with nonverbal skills). (2)

Here, we chant the mantra Shree Ram Jay Ram jay Jay Ram. According to Vedic philosophy, this chant focuses in improving inner self-confidence, belief in ones self, and helps to harmonise the internal body. Ram is also said to correlate to the Third Chakra, or the solar plexus, and this chant has traditionally been sung to help aid in improving digestion.

(1) Ferreira-Vorkapic, C., Feitoza, J.M., Marchioro, M., Simões, J., Kozasa, E. and Telles, S., 2015. Are there benefits from teaching yoga at schools? A systematic review of randomized control trials of yoga-based interventions. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015.

(2) Chamoli, Deepika & Kumar, Rita & Singh, Abha & Kobrin, Neil. (2017). The Effect of Mantra Chanting On the Performance IQ of Children. https://www.researchgate.net/p...

 

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