Music has been used as meditation music since
the very dawn of civilization because it balances the human
organism through its rhythmic pattern of tones, which are
generated in a harmonic relationship with each other.
On the contrary, the audible and inaudible frequencies
of sound generated by the comforting technology of the modern
age have created a layer of white noise in our environment.
The need to maintain a proper ecological balance is more important
than ever, and meditative and friendly harmonies in the right
rhythm are the only answer to this chaotic and neurotic environment.
To combat the noise we need soft and soothing
organic sounds that are rich in sympathetic overtones. They
influence the sympathetic nervous system and the internal
organs. In fact, each human experience is translated into
various tones inside the organism, which influence the endocrine
glands and the blood chemistry. Meditative music has a healing
effect on the body, mind, and spirit.
To survive in an unfriendly modern soundscape,
we must understand the various tones of the natural environment
that change according to the time of the day. If you pay attention,
you can notice a remarkable difference in the sounds of birds,
animals, insects, and other natural noises during the cycles
of morning, noon, evening, and night. These sounds change
with the seasons as well. Even the pitch of our own voice
changes as the day goes by.
We will have to synchronise with the pattern
of the sound present at a particular time of the day. The
cycle of the day is similar to the cycle of life. Each hour
represents a different mood - a different state of being.
Listening to music which is synchronised to the sympathetic
overtones of the season, time and hour of the day makes us
flow in harmony with our natural environment, saves energy,
regulates moods and provides inspiration to live and joy to
enjoy. Indian classical music is rich in this field of musical
composition. Ragas are created by inspired musicians, who
were vigilant and heard the sounds in nature at seasonal changes
and during the cycle of the day.
Music for morning and evening meditation should
be composed with the consciousness of the harmonics of the
time and the hour of the day. The instruments used should
be generating tones, which are in perfect harmonic scale of
the time of the day and induce calmness and create a meditative
Music for morning meditation should produce
a very tender, calming, and refreshing meditative mood that
helps us step out of sleep and into a harmonious waking state.
If heard at dawn and during the early morning for at least
forty days in a row, it serves as a healing agent and increases
Music for evening meditation should inspire
feelings of joy, confidence, satisfaction, inspiration and
the calmness of moonlight. Listening to it improves mental
and physical health and relieves stress. The droning sound
of the tambura should have sympathetic overtones that subtly
influence the nervous system. The composition should produce
a meditative mood and bring about improved mental and physical
Download the following mp3 files :
Unpublished Sample : Joyful Music
for Morning Meditation - by
Johari - 11 minutes, 20 seconds - 10,627 MB :