During yoga nidra I would often fall asleep and worry I was “missing out” on the benefit of the practice. My teacher looked at me and said, “you think your ears don’t work while you’re asleep?”
Whether you are playing, listening or creating it, music is transcendent. I love this playlist because it’s curated to connect the listener into something deeper. To draw our attention back. To support our body, heart and mind as we move mindfully into the world. Tune into this playlist curated by Connect In’s facilitators for great background music at work, a motivating force on a drive, or a positivity meditation.
Even when we get distracted from the present moment, our ears still are tuned to it! Treat them to this mindful musical map. Destination: NOW.
Interested in learning more about the way sound works with mindfulness? Join our free, weekly mindfulness practices called Connect In through our home page. Check out this lesson on our Teachers Pay Teachers account and help your students or kiddos tap into their senses through sound. Or, follow us on TikTok for bite-sized moments of mindfulness where you can use mindful listening to bring awareness to your day.
Caryl Church Jesseph (she/her) is a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator with Mind Body Align. Along with 15 years of experience in public schools as a K-12 art educator, Caryl is also a certified yoga teacher, published writer, exhibited artist, and winner of the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award and The Carrie Nordlund Award.
Caryl earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Kent State University. She compliments her work with modalities rooted in storytelling, visual art, movement, play, and ecological connection. She is passionate about creating welcoming, safe, inclusive, equity-focused spaces that support people’s mindful awareness and connection to self, others and the natural world. Outside of the classroom, Caryl can often be found photographing wildflowers, writing stories, or enjoying live music.