I think it is portrayed this way in movies and shows as an auditory que to what is happening inside the mind – clearing the way for calmness. In group meditations it can do the same thing by keeping the collective in sync. Focusing on one thing like a mantra or counting breaths helps to clear out other thoughts and gives you something grounded to come back to when your mind wanders.
Maybe it’s meant as a mantra, kind of tool. Lots of people use a mantra, or short phrase, to focus their breath during meditation. I imagine that it is a similar practice to focus the breath and maintain it throughout meditation!
- How do you meditate at work without being perceived as “dozing off”?
- Do you prefer background music or quiet while you meditate?
- Do you prefer meditating in the mornings or evenings?
- What are some tips for someone just starting out with meditation?
- Any good techniques on how to stop your mind wandering while meditating or will it just take lots of practice?
- How do you deal with pain from traumas while meditating and how do you access and release these experiences to fully let them go?
- What do you thing of, while meditating?
- Where is the best place to meditate?
- What type of meditation do you use e.g. guided, breathing etc
- Relationship issues in any form, how do you cope to release tension and heartache?