Earth: Sounds of the Forest

Leaves crunching under one’s feet, one is also conscious of the silence except for the wind. Nature is going to rest (mostly) for a few months and the summers’s lively sounds are being replaced by a wind whistling through increasingly bare branches. These videos bring back that sound.

 

Then there’s the sounds of the Summer; crickets, owls, frogs, and the noise made by living things, animal and vegetable who have to pack a lot of their life in the several weeks when food is plentiful and the weather warm.

Rain and Thunder

Listening to the rain hit the pavement at night and the water running down the sidewalk towards the sewers. Thundery summer afternoons listening to the monsoon-like rains washing away the grime of the previous day’s heat. Waves on the shore, the legendary roar of a waterfall. These are the soothing sounds of water.

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Air: Birds of a Feather

Whether its owls at sunset, bird sounds at dawn, or the eagle’s lonely cry…birds remind us of a world without concrete walls, borders, and of a time when forests covered the world almost unbroken. For me, birds are early morning music that played before the traffic really started up. Sometimes I would lie awake in bed, listening at 4 am (Pre DSt) to the first bits of bird song, as the dawn began.. No owls, unfortunately (I was an urban kid), but I could hear crickets and the buzz of fireflies around the old fashioned gas lights.

  

Around the Fire

For some, fire may be strange to consider as a type of relaxing sound. But if you’ve ever sat in front of a fireplace, around the campfire, or next to a hot pellet stove, the contained roar and crinkle and warmth can be very relaxing. Imagine a cold winter night next to a hot old-fashioned stove. The mild scent of burning wood, the warmth you can feel going up from your toes to the scalp. You turn the lights off, letting the fire provide the light, and for a moment are taken back to the days when this was the p>Continue reading Relax Around the Warm and Soothing Fire

Light of the Moon

Light of the Silvery Moon Walk through the cool, silver night light of the Moon with me.

A Rainy Day Mood: Organ and Harpsichord

The Harpsichord reminds me of a Summer Rainy Day when one looks out the window and sees a steady downpour.

A video:

Bach for 3 hours

Bach Organ Music

The Things You Will Find

Because this is a lounge, there will be music. Smooth Jazz, Jazz, World Music, even some Disco (My old college days during the age of Disco). I haven’t forgotten the days of platform shoes and college Friday night dances and my first major concert. The first video:

Sunrises and Sunsets

Isn’t YouTube Amazing? Ask and you will find-lots of nature in all its beautiful forms.

About the videos. All of the ones I have chosen so far are pretty long, and I haven’t had the time to view them in all their glory. But if you have viewed them in full, let me know in the comments what you think of them, and if you have any suggestions or recommendations for more videos.

The Sounds of Sleep (The First Post)

Can’t sleep? These videos will help you get there in a hurry.

Alpha Waves, Hypnosis, New Age, Rain, whatever you need to get you there. There’s thousands, of course, but I can only give you a sample of the variety that’s out there. Of course, if you have your own examples, please post them in the comment thread-the more the merrier.

https://www.youtube.com/txQ6t4yPIM0 (Delta Waves 8 hours)

https://www.youtube.com/67EwC4z2l18 (Sleep and Hypnosis)

https://youtube/LPodpYu_Ruo Rain and Sleep

https://www.youtube.com/ZpfJHfmSBhA New Age Music and Sleep

Also tell me how well they work for you. One thing to keep in mind, if they work for you, p>Continue reading The Sounds of Sleep (The First Post)

A Retreat and Relaxation Place

Over the months I’ve begun to think that what is needed is a site on the internet that is partly a place for healing, partly a place for serentiy, party a place for fun. The Lounge is just that. The other two blogs are for more serious stuff like politics and astrology and stuff. It’s a place for bunnies, rainbows and sleep therapy, a place for hypnosis, for delta waves, for beautiful scenery to walk on. Some examples of this: