Research Confirms the Health Benefits of Drum Meditation

“One of the most appealing aspects of drumming—as a religious practice, a meditative tool, a therapeutic aid, or as simple entertainment—is its simplicity. It can be performed in almost any attitude in which the practitioner feels comfortable: sitting, standing, even dancing. And it demands no special equipment. If a drum isn’t available, many objects can provide an effective substitute—a bucket, Tupperware, a box, even a pillow if the circumstances dictate. Used in place of the breath as a tool of mindfulness, the trance-like effect of drumming provides a point of focus that is difficult to ignore and can help to still even the most monkey-like of minds.“I beat upon the Dharma drum, announcing my search for Dharma in the four directions” — Lotus Sutra, Chapter 12

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