Calm Within: Music for Relaxation of Body and Mind
Manufacturer: Sentient Spirit Records
Size / Weight: CD or digital download of 10 songs
Source: digital download provided by the artist for review
When finding the best SOOTHING MUSIC FOR SLEEP it is important to know that songs such as in this CD, with a BPM of 60 or lower, will calm the heart rate as it causes the brain to synchronize with the beat, producing a frequency from 8-14 hertz per second which causes an alpha brainwave state. It is important to note regarding finding the right CALMING MUSIC FOR KIDS AND ADULTS that Stanford University Researchers found that listening to HEALING MUSIC such as a MUSIC THERAPY CD can change brain functioning to the same extent as medication.
Listening to the right sounds such as when you turn on RELAXING MUSIC TO SLEEP TO and when you put on SOOTHING MUSIC FOR KIDS AND ADULTS and CALMING MUSIC FOR BABIES as well as employing MUSIC THERAPY TECHNIQUES WITH MUSIC FOR RELAXING brings the gift of full rest, rejuvenation and inner peace for the whole family.
The songs on Calm Within: Music for Relaxation of Body and Mind are designed to bring on a sense of ease through repetition of musical phrases, and positive memory association, initiated to bring listeners to a happy space making this the ideal SOOTHING MUSIC CD perfect for SPA MUSIC FOR MASSAGE, MASSAGE MUSIC FOR DEEP RELAXATION, SOOTHING MUSIC TO SLEEP TO and MUSIC THERAPY GIFTS.
All these special intentions of conception have formed a powerful album for deep peace and tranquility, bringing connection to spirit, mind and body.
Laura Sullivan is an established New Age Music and Grammy® Winning artist who is inspired and led to creation promoting holistic health of mind and body. She has a Bachelor s degree in Music and a Masters degree in Psychology.
Review: I’ll admit that when the request to review this CD came across my desk I was curious but hesitant. While I love music, I was unsure if I’d be able to write a decent review. But I decided to expand my horizons and give Calm Within a chance.
I listen to just about every type of music and lately I’ve really been into classical and instrumental music, so the timing of this review request was just right. I’ve been really stressed at my job and so I’ve been using music to help me relax and sleep.
After downloading the CD and importing it to my iTunes, I sat down to listen. I turned off the lights, put away the Kindle and the remote control and sat my computer far enough way that I wouldn’t be tempted to play while listening and absorbing the music. I wanted to immerse myself in the experience in order to give the best possible review.
I honestly felt like I was listening to music that my massage therapist would be playing. It was soothing and helped me relax and wash away some of the day’s stress. The variety of songs was nice so that you didn’t feel like you were listening to one hour long song. I believe the idea (at least with the song titles) is to be taken on a journey to different locations through song. While that didn’t happen for me, I was at least transported to that relaxation zone.
My only real complaint is that a couple of the songs were a little too simplistic and repetitive. I’m a decent musician and I felt with a couple of the songs that I’d have no problem sitting down at the piano and playing the songs. Even for relaxation music, I want it to be a little more complex. And as I’m writing this review, I’m listening to the CD once again and I’m struck with prolonged synthesizer sounding notes and chords. It is almost as if it got stuck or the musician fell asleep while playing the chords. To me, those moments weren’t quite as relaxing as I found myself trying to figure out when the chord would change or counting the seconds to see how long it would last.
Besides that one minor complaint, I actually did enjoy most of the CD and can see myself listening to it often in the future. And I’d be curious to try more of Laura Sullivan’s works.