Top 10 nature sounds to try
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It’s a personal choice, finding what works best for you may take a while as you explore different soundscapes. It will depend on your personal preferences and how you find you react to different types of sounds.
Here are a few suggestion to help you find the right nature soundscapes for you.
Whether it’s the sound of a gentle stream gurgling, the crashing of waves on the shore, or a rainstorm pelting against your roof, the sound of water is perfect for calming your mind.
Birds chirping in the trees can be a soothing experience. The sound of bird song is quite unique in the range of sounds we experience and it can be a clear memory association for the brain of calmer times when we’ve been for a walk in a park or relaxing in the sun.
The buzzing and clicking of insects is strangely reassuring. Crickets are especially good at lulling people to sleep. The soft hum of crickets will lull you into a serene mood.
The soothing sound of wind rustling trees and blowing through grass is an excellent way to relax.
5. Ocean Waves
The sound of waves crashing against the shore is a classic nature sound for relaxation.
6. Rain and Thunder
Try listening to a thunderstorm in your living room for a refreshing and calming effect.
The sound of water cascading over rocks is perfect for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
8. Forest Sounds
The sounds of animals and leaves rustling in the woods can provide an ideal soundtrack for meditation or yoga.
9. Wind Chimes
Listen to the gentle tones of wind chimes for a peaceful and calming effect.
10. What about Silence?
Absolutely, give it a try! Tuning out all noise can be surprisingly difficult, but is worth trying out. Simply focusing on your breath can help to clear the mind.