Being a musician myself, I have always found the beauty of music in everything I do. As my journey to seek inner peace and calm through yoga delved deeper, the more I realised that music is the anchor that helps me keep myself en route my goals. While I had my faith in power of sound, my sojourn led to many discoveries. We often begin yoga and meditation with OM chanting, that is in itself a musical rendition, a form of primordial sound that has been used since thousands of years. It sends vibrations across the body, eventually bringing me to a sense of self consciousness and well being. The strong and clear waves of subtle calmness that spread through the body helps us breeze through difficult thoughts as well.
Music with proximity to nature is all the more helpful in enhancing the impacts of Yoga asanas. Indian classical music for example tops the choice of music for a spiritual act like Yoga.
Apart from reducing stress, and enabling deep meditation, music and Yoga can go on to heal the body too. When you are in a relaxed state of mind, your body will find the balance it always yearned for, leading to physical well being and emotional healing. Anxiety, Depression, anger issues are known to get resolves over due course of time, when there the perfect unison of Yoga and music. Another benefit of this balance is that your body moves towards eating, living and sleeping better, subconsciously moving away from what could harm you. It also enables one to sleep better as the mind and body are now calm and can finally let you put your guards down. It inspires you to become the best version of yourself.
Music as a Tool for Deepening Meditation in Yoga By Manisha Sharma: a Yoga Practitioner, Sitarist, Communications Professional