Meditation is not about quieting the room; it is about quieting the mind. During some classes we participate in a music meditation. You may choose to play an instrument, sing, or be still. You can close your eyes and play the rhythms that flow naturally from your heart. People sometimes play Tibetan singing bowls, shakers, drums, didgeridoo, or flute. You will probably hear "in-the-moment" vocal toning. The vibrations that occur when we drum, hum, or sing are powerful as they dissolve tension in the mind and body. As we relax, we are able to open up and receive the vibrations.
When we are able to quiet the mind, we are able to connect with our intuition and create "in-the-moment" music. Playing from the heart is more fun than reading music or playing from memory. When you engage your heart, you will automatically feel connected with the others in the room. As we connect with each other, we experience a feeling of unity and oneness. When we engage our hearts we allow the brain time to relax. This is a great way to recharge and energize the mind, body and spirit.
If you have found other styles of meditation difficult, you may find the moving music meditation to be easier. We create a safe space, inviting you to tap into your inner self. The authenticity that is inside each of us craves to be expressed, accepted, appreciated and nurtured. If at any time during class you feel the urge to move, stretch or dance - go for it! Listen to your body and honor your needs.