Just as with silent meditation, the goal is to clear your mind and connect with the earth and yourself, to feel whole and peaceful. But unlike with silent meditation where you withdraw your senses from the external world, with drum meditation, instead you make the sound of the drum, the feel of the drum, and the movement of playing the drum the focus of your mind.
To begin close your eyes and play a simple steady beat. There is no mantra. The sound of the drum is the mantra. If you find yourself drifting off into thoughts then gently lead your mind back to the sound of the drum and the feeling of playing it. As you feel the meditation deepening you can add rhythms you feel guided to play. Your heartbeat will connect you to the rhythm.
The more time you spend the more you will feel connected and serene. When your feel ready, slowly open your eyes and do a little stretching. Notice the sense of renewal and rejuvenation you feel.
Drum Meditation is a great way to:
• Access your own creative spirit
• Reduce stress
• Increase personal power
• Improve concentration and focus
• Get out of your head and into your body
• Stimulate creativity
• Cultivate joy
• Create more peace of mind
Drumming has been used for thousands of years to heal and empower. For people nowadays it can be an easy way to unwind and connect with inner balance and joy.