Reiki, Singing Bowls & Hypnosis to help you sleep
What is ASMR Meditation?
ASMR Meditation uses techniques such as Reiki, Himalayan singing bowls, hand gestures, whispering, hypnosis, mouth and ambient sounds.
These treatments are used to help relax, relieve stress and anxiety and as an aid to sleep by watching and experiencing videos and sounds that trigger ASMR tingles.
- What is ASMR Meditation?
- The most popular types of Meditation ASMR
- Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls
- No talking meditation
- Sounds of ASMR meditation
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What are the most popular types of Meditation ASMR?
Reiki for ASMR Meditiation
Reiki really suits ASMR very well as there are a lot of hand movements (palm healing) and soft voices or whispering as the Reiki practitioner transfers the universal energy to their patient.
Often taking the form of a guided session with soft voices or whispering to help you relax there is a focus making you feel at ease and letting go of your worries.
I was fairly sceptical of Reiki (IRL) as an alternative therapy but after a few sessions (it took me ages to relax my arms and legs!) I really did feel some buzzing of energy through my body and felt a lot more relaxed afterwards.
Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls
Himalayan or Tibetan singing bowls originated in China and are typically used by Tibetan monks as part of their meditation process where the bowls are laid on or around a person. Using a mallet and drawing it around the rim of the bowl noise and vibrations occur – so it sings!
For ASMR the Himalayan bowl video content offer a chance to switch off, relax and enjoy the sounds of the bowls as well as the whispering and meditation guidance of the practitioner.
The benefits from the healing process are said to be stress relief, as an aid to better sleep, lowering blood pressure and possibly pain relief and these may also apply to ASMR as well.
Hypnosis for ASMR Meditation
The ASMR hypnosis process is usually a guided walkthrough to relaxation sometimes including countdowns to help you get to sleep, or at least relax.
Using hypnosis for ASMR works really well as the soft, slow paced voice aligned with lots of hand movements will start a lot of triggers.
Often there will also be breathing exercises to accompany the hypnosis guidance which are super relaxing.
In the example below Sarah Lavender uses tapping, brushing, scratching and mouth sounds to help you relax alongside the vocal guidance of the hypnosis session.
No Talking Meditation ASMR
No talking content is popular for ASMR as there are no distractions outside of the visual element or any background noises, intentional or otherwise, so enabling a clear focus and a more immersive experience.
Where the aim of meditation ASMR is often sleep, relaxation and to relieve stress having that ‘peace and quiet’ space is important to achieve the best result.
No talking doesn’t mean no sound, often additional sounds will be created through the use of singing bowls, tuning forks, scratching, rain effects, brushing or mouth sounds.
But the lack of vocals brings these sounds into the forefront and makes them much clearer and more effective.
Sounds of ASMR Meditation
While a lot of ASMR is very visual there are times when you just want to lie back, put your earphones on and chill out to some calming sounds.
Meditation can be a very aural thing, you don’t have to watch to enjoy and get the benefits.
Whether it listening to someone do a guidance meditation session, or listening to ambient sounds with with occasional mouth sounds or just have sounds play in the background with some ambient music. These are all very conducive to helping you relax and meditate.
I personally like some soft voiced guides or walkthroughs to relax and if it has some nice white noise in the background even better!
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