Tag: listening

Echolocation (Bio-Sonar)

Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world Giuseppe Mazzini Echolocation, the location of objects by reflected sound. Animals use echolocation, also called bio-sonar by emitting calls into the environment and listening to the echoes return from various objects near them. These echoes help the animal locate and identify the

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Listening to Ambient Sound

Today’s exercise is Listening Meditation adopted from the Book: The Practice of Nada Yoga, by Baird Hersey Ambient Sound Meditation Get comfortable and bring awareness to your breath Now, let your hearing focus on the sounds in your environment Listen for the sound closest to you Listen to the loudest sound Listen for the faintest

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Listening to Speech Exercise

Earlier today, we learned that the body often gives away our true intentions, even when we try to conceal our true feelings behind our words. When we allow ourselves to get swept away by the emotions of the moment, we end up living chaotically, reacting to the whims of our thoughts and emotions. When we

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Learning to Listen: Rhythmic Breathing Techniques

Today’s exercise allows us to take our focus on the breath a step farther, today we will focus on rhythmic breath meditation. Listening Exercise Today, we will turn our breath into music, by counting the inhale, hold and exhale beats. Find yourself in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Yesterday, we followed the natural

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Learning to Listen

Yesterday, we began our exploration into listening, I asked you to take notice of the language you choose when acknowledging to someone that you understand what they have said. What did you find out? Did you learn that you are visually oriented? Maybe you found out that you were kinesthetic. Did you think about how

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Listening Exercise: Belly Breathing

You may wonder what belly breathing has to do with listening… Yesterday we focused on counting the beats of our breath. We are learning to use our breath as a focal point for our concentration, This is a mindfulness exercise. First, we learned to focus on the breath, in its natural state, by just following

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How sound enhances the visual

In the above video from Now You See It, video essayist Jack Nugent examinest the psychology of music in film, exploring how the human brain responds to different audio stimulation. He reviews an essay called Film Music from a 1940 Aaron Copland called Film Music, in which the renowned composer covers “five ways in which music is used in film.” The five ways

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Listening Exercise: Listening to the breath

For the past 2 days, we have given you listening exercises that focus on external sounds, we learned how quickly our miraculous body converts the soundwave to mechanical energy, before converting it to a nerve impulse that travels to the brain in the form of chemical information. One of the primary techniques teaching meditation is

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