Reiki Meditation Music

Reiki Meditation Music 

Female on bed in white walled room meditating legs crossed hands with hands relaxed and headphones on listening to musi
I have only had one client over the years who asked for no music to be played during the Reiki session. I remember it distinctly because I felt a shift as I stepped into her energy field and yes, heard music loud and clear.  It was Coldplay. At first sound, I thought I was bringing the music to the session for I am a big fan of Chris Martin and the group. However, I soon realized in a wave of understanding that the individual had her own soundtrack vibrating. It was magical.

I don’t think we are ever without music in our lives. We have certain songs we stream over and over again that bring us back to a special moment in our lives we treasure. We have music to cook by, dine by, party with and teach our littles. Who hasn’t sang “The Wheels on the Bus” ten million times?!

I teach my Reiki students that music is a tool to support mind, body and spirit reach a desired state. We have had Friday night dance parties since the littles were in my womb. Sometimes classical, sometimes big band swing, other times – well, maybe mostly these days it’s BTS and K-pop artists.

Research has found the body to be in a state of relaxation when the heart rate is at sixty beats per minute causing the brain to synchronize with the beat creating alpha brainwaves. The brain relaxation can be compared to medication.  Your heart rate and breathing syncs c with the tempo and the rhythm of the song, so choosing something around sixty beats per minute places you in an optimal state for relaxation.

Multiple popular songs fall on this beat range:

Good Morning by Will I Am

Other Side of the World by Luther Vandross

Simple Man by Lynard Skynard

Open Your Eyes, Earth Wind and Fire

Sunday Best by Surfaces

Make You Feel My Love by Adele

A Sky Full of Stars by Taron Egerton

I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons

Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Classical music that falls on this beat range:

Messiah Hallelujah Chorus by George Fridric Handel

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major by Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto No. 5 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Pachelbel Canon in D major by Johann Pachelbel

Clair de Lune by Debussy

Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nocturne in E flat major by Chopin

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings by Johann Sebastian Bach

Carol of the Bells by  Mykola Leontovych

Please do not think you need music with sixty beats per minute to mediate or that you need music at all. Meditating to the Five Principles of Reiki can be powerful. You may have songs that resonate with you or that are a part of your life playlist. My Kundalini Yoga Instructor plays Jai-Jagdeesh, I am Thine, during sessions, Latin Gregorian chants and even Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. With all sounds I get a sense of floating into a sea of notes in harmony.

During a Reiki session I often play Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s Music for Brainwave Massage and simple sounds of nature to soothe. Several teens I work with enjoy the Dreams of Fireflies production from Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Dreams of Fireflies by Lindsey Stirling.

There is no right or wrong when choosing music to meditate. Whatever music fills your soul and relaxes your senses for calm, peace and joy. Or, the sounds of silence. Experience with what works for you and share with us @lettgowithreiki. Love to hear from you. Calah xo