Ilchi Lee believes that meditation is one of the keys to achieving balance in life, but sometimes it can be difficult to ignore the rest of the world. This is why music can sometimes help those who have a difficult time meditating.
Not all music is good for meditation – in fact, it might be more distracting than anything else. The point of meditation is to clear one’s head, so filling it up with lyrics is not necessarily the best strategy. That’s why a band like Explosions in the Sky is a great choice.
The quartet, originally from Austin, Texas, shot to fame thanks to their contributions to the Friday Night Lights film and television show. Their music is completely instrumental, but not in a classical sense. This makes it easy to listen to yet not distracting for those who plan on meditating.
Some of the songs can get a bit fast paced, but there are plenty of tracks from the band that are suitably mellow. Listening to them at a low volume can help clear the air and allow you to focus on nothingness.
The band just released a new album a little over a month ago: “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care,” so that’s a good place to start. Other options include 2003′s “The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place” and “All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone” from 2007.