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Meditation MP3s


Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Recently, I wrote a blog post on Mindfulness Courses in Hamilton.  I liked the course but I didn’t like the MP3s that came with it.  Or rather I liked the content of the MP3s but not the tone of the otherwise brilliant speaker.  Since that post, I’ve been asked about what I am using MP3 wise that I do like.  I think I’d like the same MP3s if they were just presenting in a more engaging way — in fact I have heard a variants of these MP3s like that.

But beyond the course there are other MP3s out there that I like. So here is my shortlist of 2 Meditative MP3s in my iPod that rock my socks.  Well, maybe not rock, but perhaps mellow my socks on a really tough day.

MP3 For Passive Meditation

One Hour Meditation : www.1hourmeditation.com : $16 MP3 Download.  This is a passive meditation where  it just happens to you while you listen.

I really liked the one hour meditation with rain.  It’s led by a woman, and her voice is gentle but walks your body through 10 minutes of muscle tensing/relaxing, then 50 minutes of working through the body part by part. By the end, even a really tense person should be jello.  I’ve listened to that again and again.  If I was listening from bed, having just woken up, I skipped the first 10 minutes as it wasn’t really needed.

It comes bundled with a few other MP3s for stress relief and deep sleep.  They might work for others but they didn’t resonate with me as much. 

MP3 for Active Meditation

OM Unplugged – Guided Meditation : Around $15 from Amazon.  This is an active meditation.  You work on your breathing, and mindset to get into the right groove.  I would not have been able to do this and get much out of it a few months ago, but now that I’ve done a Mindfulness course, I understand how to meditate a lot better.  So now, it’s something I can use very well. 

The voice is Victor Demko’s.  Victor is a long time practitioner of Meditation who has produced other Media for meditation. This is his first work that I know of showcasing him actually guiding the meditation. It seems he knows what he’s doing.

If you get them and have comments, let me know here!

One Response to “Meditation MP3s”

  1. Meditating Tia Says:

    I had problems with practicing meditation up until recently. Somehow I couldn’t focus. I think staying focused is what matters and that’s why meditating doesn’t work for everyone. I created a quiet place for me in my house and that gave me the extra focus I needed. It’s way easier now!

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