When it comes to meditation, concentration is very important. However, when you are trying to meditate it seems that any noise can grab your attention (especially if you are beginner meditator) and interrupt your focus. Not to worry, you can use a HoMedics sound machine to help you mask the noise outside so you can meditate better.
So what exactly is a sound machine?
It’s a little machine that has different built in sounds to select from. This is a great addition to your meditation room (or any place you meditate in) since it will help mask the noise outside. For example, if you finally sit down to meditate and there are some kids playing outside, you might be more concerned about what they are saying rather than focusing on your own breath. No problem, select a sound such as Ocean, and you’ll be listening to the waves crashing rather to kids fighting over who gets to throw the ball next.
There are different types of HoMedics sound machines, below follows a description of some of their top models:
HoMedics Deep Sleep I White Noise Machine
SoundSpa® Ultra Portable Rechargeable Sound Machine
– Contains 12 different sounds: Fan, Ocean, Energize, Rainforest, Thunderstorm, White Noise, Zen, Brook, Campfire, Dockside, Gentle Rain and Everglades. Great options to select the sound that you prefer to mask the noise outside so you can meditate peacefully.
-It has a built in timer for 15, 30 or 60 minutes. This special feature could also be used as a meditation timer. If a timer setting is not selected, it will continuously play the sound selected.
– It contains a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery which can last up to12 hours. Please note that you can’t plug it directly to a wall power outlet. It comes with a USB cable which you connect to your computer to charge. However, you could also get the cube wall adapter so you can plug it to a power outlet.
-It’s portable so it can be placed anywhere in your meditation room or wherever you choose to meditate. If you travel, you can also take it with you to help block any noise in your hotel room so you can meditate without hearing your neighbor’s conversation.
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Dual Alarm Digital FM Clock Radio With Relaxing Nature Sounds
-This one is really cool since it’s a clock and it also has 8 different nature sounds: ocean, white noise, brook, rainforest, thunder, rain, fan, and campfire. Different sounds to help mask the noise outside.
-It has a dual alarm system. This is really handy since you could set one alarm for how long you want to meditate for. As an example let’s say if it’s currently 11:00 and you want to meditate for 20 minutes, set the alarm for 11:20. Then the second alarm can be set for the time you need to leave to go to work, pick up the kids, go to run some errands, etc. So let’s say you finished meditating at 11:20 and then you want to do some reading, you could have the second alarm go off at noon.
-A wall outlet adapter is included with this clock, so you can plug it directly to your closet outlet when meditating.
-This clock also comes with an automatic time set function that adjusts during Day Light savings time. So you don’t have to worry about having to change the time.
-Plus, at night you can use it to sleep better. Go to bed while hearing some relaxing sounds. If you get a good night’s sleep you are also more likely to be able to concentrate better the next day in your meditation session. Also, instead of waking up to an annoying beeping alarm, try setting it to wake up with a rain forest sound.
HoMedics Sound Machine for Meditation
When trying to meditate we have to deal with 2 problems, first the internal mental noise of our thoughts, and second the “outside world” noises. The internal noise will take some time to master, since it’s a personal thing. The more you train your mind, the less likely that you’ll be annoyed by external noises. However, for some people this can be challenging and it can take a long time to master.
If you can’t completely soundproof the room you are in, then you can at least mask the noise with some other pleasant sounds such as a brook, ocean waves, rain forest, etc. Or even use a neutral sound such as White Noise or Fan.
Years ago I had a HoMedics sound machine and I loved how a little machine had all these different sounds. It’s really convenient since by just pressing one button you can have a variety of relaxing sounds. The best part about it is the built in timer, since you can use it to time your meditation session. This will allow you to leave your phone in a different room and not be distracted by the noise outside or any incoming text messages, tweets, notifications, e-mails, etc.
Even if you are not meditating, you can just listen to the soothing sounds to help you relax after a long day at work. Plus, if you have problems sleeping, this can also help you sleep better since it blocks the noise outside so you are not interrupted at night.
The HoMedics sound machines listed above were selected to help with your meditation practice so can you focus more on your breathing rather than the noises outside. Check out these different style options: basic white noise machine, portable rechargeable sound machine and clock with nature sounds.
Do you already have a sound machine? If so, what’s your favorite sound and machine style?
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