Mindful Minute: Mindful Music

I love music. There's something special about it. It speaks to our emotions. I lead a group at the hospital about using music as a tool to change or enhance mood because it is so powerful at evoking feeling. For this mindful minute exercise put on a song, close your eyes, possibly laying down or at least sitting somewhere comfortable. Tune into every detail of that song. Tune into the words, every tone you hear. Tune into the pauses between notes, the portions of silence. Focus on how you feel when you listen to this song, the thoughts that arise, the emotions, how your body responds as the beats move through it. So often we listen to music, but rarely do we do so with full awareness of the entirety of the experience. Happy listening : )