A new study published in the journal Mindfulness and Psychotherapy found meditation music helps introverts, but is mixed in with the usual chatter and distraction of everyday life.
The research by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin was designed to better understand how people experience mindfulness and how it may affect our brains, according to the study’s lead author, James McEwan.
The study involved 32 healthy participants who listened to a series of music clips, then filled out a survey.
The music clips were designed to promote meditation practice and help people reduce their stress and anxiety, McEwans team said.
Participants were asked to indicate how often they listen to meditation music.
Some of the clips were made up of sounds like relaxing, uplifting, and calming, while others were made of loud noises like screaming, swearing, or yelling.
Participant responses were then compared to their self-reported thoughts about mindfulness and anxiety and found to be highly correlated.
This finding is consistent with previous research that found mindfulness and mindfulness meditation have similar effects on stress and stress-related symptoms, according the researchers.
In addition, the researchers found that the meditative music had a positive effect on mood and stress, but not anxiety.
However, there were no differences in overall mood or anxiety, the study found.
The team says that meditation music can have many benefits for people who are introverted.
The findings may also help people with anxiety disorders and depression, the team said in a press release.
According to McEwatan, the findings also indicate that music and meditation may be a good match for people with cognitive difficulties, which can lead to problems with concentration and cognitive abilities.