BBC Mindful Mix Gives You Free Nature Sounds, Music To Meditate On

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London, UK—Nature Documentarian David Attenborough and the BBC add Mindful Mix to the Sounds app to help everyone relax in this difficult time.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week [1], and many companies are releasing free content to help people to relax, especially given the anxiety surrounding the current situation. One such company is the BBC, which has teamed up with Sir David Attenborough to create the Mindful Mix, a combination of classical music and nature sounds.

If you can’t get away from home at the moment to enjoy a Forest Bathing Meditation, let nature come to you. Research shows that we can glean many of the benefits of spending time in nature by watching nature shows and listening to natural sounds, like the sound of a waterfall or birdsong. No wonder demand for such content is currently so high.

Millions of people have been wanting to experience nature since they’ve been stuck at home, which is one reason why gardening is now more popular than ever [READ: How to create a meditation garden]. But there are millions of unfortunate souls who can’t get away from home and do not have a garden to relax in. So the release of “The Beebs” new Mindful Mix could offer relief for millions.

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What Is The BBC’s Mindful Mix?

The BBC’s “Mindful Mix” is a collection of free content designed to help people relax.

The BBC states that the content is designed to help alleviate “anxiety in people recovering from COVID-19, their families and healthcare professionals”.  The Mindful Mix is part of “The COVID-19 Collection” from the BBC, content designed to help us all to chill out a little bit.

“There are times when more than ever it helps to steep ourselves in the music of the planet, the sounds of the wind and the water, the forest and the fields”, says Attenborough. Science backs this up, and there are indeed considerable proven benefits of spending time in nature, including stress reduction, lowering blood pressure, and improving positive emotions [2].  “For all of those who can’t be outside breathing in the beauty of the natural world, we want to bring some of its soothing sounds to you, blended with calming classical music which we hope will bring some much-needed tranquillity,” says Attenborough.

If you, like me, happen to absolutely love classical music (I listen to ClassicFM every day) and nature, you will probably want to check out the BBC’s mix (see the link above).

As well as listening to those sounds, you might also like to relax by listening to a Tibetan Singing Bowl or a meditation gong.

Now I’m going to step outside and listen to some birdsong.

By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a passionate meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in beautiful Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. "My goal is to provide the most authentic meditation sessions so you can harness the power of your own mind for personal transformation" - Paul Harrison

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