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Have you noticed how good music does wonders in all aspects, how it makes chores easier, time quicker, exercise less tiring, working more fun, and so on? We hear music wherever we go, especially in places where wellness is the primary concern and goal, like the gym, a spa, and Yoga classes. Research shows that music has a profound effect on the body and the mind. Music in general promotes ease, calmness, and freedom from sadness and mental and physical tensions.

But what has it got to do with meditating? Meditation is a personal devotion and mental excursion that serves to improve one's over all wellness and spirituality. It is often understood as simply sitting for a really long time trying to get the mind on tabula rasa (blank). But for the sake of being able to concentrate, most people use mantras (chanting holy words) during the meditative process. Other practitioners use prayers beads similar to the Holy Rosary. Some meditation teachers think mantras are for cheaters, those who cannot relax their minds without having to use words as a distraction from other thoughts. But for those who do not have the luxury of sitting on a hilltop in front of a stunning view and meditating in "Buddha" position for hours, they use meditation music. To many, it's considered instant meditation. But meditation music also has its own benefits.

Research shows that music arouses brainwaves causing them to sync with the rhythm. With faster beats, sharper concentration and alertness is promoted. With a slower tempo, calmness or a meditative state is being promoted. Music aids in the meditative process and helps you complete the whole practice, thereby allowing you to benefit from the activity. Meditation music also promotes the whole brain functioning, wherein the left and right brain hemispheres are made to commune with each other. Meditation music also gives the brain the ability to withstand more and harder stresses. And by actively promoting optimism or a positive state of mind, depression and anxiety are kept at bay. Which type of music is good for meditation? There are a lot which you can download online, but you should pick audio programs that are really designed for deep meditative purposes.

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Chinese gongs are not only used to create music. Indeed, over the centuries it has been used for communication, for commemoration of an event and even for healing.

Music has always been part of our lives. And the type of music that is enjoyed by different nations reflects who they are as a culture. That is the reason why there are types of music and musical instruments that are indigenous to a particular country only, and yes, these instruments are often recognized as one that is part of the nation that has brought it about for the world to know of. But of course, even if they are known in one country, they also receive popularity in others. One of these instruments is the gong.

What it is

It is a musical instrument that is shaped like a disk. It can either be big or small, depending on how it is to be used and what sounds you want to come from it. It is a percussion instrument, which means that it produces a sound when it is hit. The object usually used to strike this is the mallet. If you have seen those sticks that strike a drum, the mallet is similar to that. It is like a drumstick with a rounded head. Unlike a drum, however, where you can freely hit any part of its surface area, the gong is usually hit at the center because it is where it vibrates the sound that we so commonly associate with it.

This musical instrument is usually made of the metals bronze or brass, but it has also been known to be made of other metals. The metal it is made of typically reflects what sound it produces. Thus, if you are looking for a specific sound or pitch, it is important that you know what metal would likely produce that sound and purchase a gong that is made of that metal.

This instrument not only varies in the type of metal it is made of, but also how it is constructed. There are said to be three types of this musical tool: the suspended, the bosses and the bowl. The first type refers to the placement of the instrument. As the name implies, it is suspended or elevated. They are also usually flat and disc- shaped. The second type refers to the shape of the instrument, which seemingly looks like a bowl or a wide- spaced bell. Typically, this type rests on a cushion. The third type refers to how its center, where the mallet hits, look like. Like the first type, it is suspended. But unlike the first, it is not entirely flat shaped for its center is propped out.

What its uses are

In China, how they use this musical instrument gives us an insight to their beliefs and their culture. For instance, they use it to communicate to the spirits and encourage these spirits to shield them from harm. It is also used in commemorating an important event or in announcing this event. One need only to strike its center for a number of people to know that there is something important happening. There are also those who believe that it has a healing effect, if it is struck in a way that produces calming and soothing sounds. And of course, this instrument is mainly used for creating and accompanying music. It can set the flavor for the bass tone.

Truly, Chinese gongs are not only appreciated for the music it brings, but also for the insight it gives us into a country's culture.

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YellowBrickCinema is home to the best and most effective Sleep Music, Relaxation Music, Meditation Music (including Tibetan Music and Shamanic Music), Healing Music, Study Music, Reiki Music, Zen Music and Spa Music.

We compose instrumental music that is specially designed to encourage and enhance relaxation, meditation, brain function and concentration, spa and massage therapy, and healing music therapy. In addition, we use binaural beats (delta waves, alpha waves and theta waves) to naturally encourage a state of relaxation which is perfect for concentration, meditation or deep sleep.
Our long music playlists are perfect for your daily meditation and relaxation. Our music videos use light, beautiful, calming sounds (some with nature sounds) that do not distract you from focusing on what you want to achieve. Our music is popular for the following:

► Sleep Music:
YellowBrickCinema’s deep sleep music videos have been specifically composed to relax mind and body, and are suitable for babies, children, teens, and adults who need slow, beautiful, soft, soothing music to assist them to fall asleep, or to combat insomnia. See them as a form of sleep meditation or sleep hypnosis gently easing you into that wonderful relaxing world of healing sleep.
Our soothing music incorporates the relaxing sounds of nature to lull you into a deep, peaceful sleep. Use our music videos for sleep meditation, and allow the dreamy landscape images, and classical instrumental music to move body and mind into a deep state of relaxation. Fill your mind with our sleep music’s beautiful, soothing instrumental sounds while your brain moves through theta, delta, and alpha waves, giving you the healing sleep you so richly deserve.
Whether you are a mother wanting to gently help your baby or toddler to fall asleep, a teenager wanting to slow and calm your racing mind, an executive lying awake stressed about work or a senior citizen battling with sleep insomnia, choosing one of YellowBrickCinema’s sleep music videos with their relaxing sounds will give you the deep sleep you need.

►Relaxation, Meditation and Healing Music:
Our relaxing music is perfect for Deepak Chopra meditations, Buddhist meditation, Zen meditation, mindfulness meditation and Eckhart Tolle meditation. This music is influenced by Japanese meditation music, Indian meditation music, Tibetan music and Shamanic music. Some benefits include cleansing the Chakra, opening the Third Eye and increasing Transcendental meditation skills. The work of Byron Katie, Sedona Method, Silva Method and the Secret highlights the fact that healing can occur through using the mind and being in the “now”. Healing Meditation can be practised using this music for best results.

►Yoga Music:
Our calming music is useful for yoga for beginners, yoga exercises, yoga chants influenced by Indian songs, African music, and soothing music, which can enable you to go into a yoga trance. If you are familiar with the work of Yogscast, Hare Krishna, Michael Franti, and Keshna be sure to use this.

►Relaxation, Spa and Massage Music:
Our light instrumental music is useful after a long day of work to unwind and relax. The spa music, nature sounds, rain sounds, light piano, and easy listening instruments used in these tracks encourage ultimate relaxation. YellowBrickCinema’s music is great for massage therapy, and our music will help you relax your mind and body.

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