ASMR…Spending a Little Time Relaxing

Been listening to this quite a bit recently: it’s Zoe Hansen’s latest Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) video. Essentially – layman’s ignorant version (i.e., mine) – the subtle sounds create physical sensation within the body, these gently relaxing vibes, tingling, more intense feelings in the brain and so forth.

Makes a difference in a day to just clear 30 minutes, bring the lights down low, settle back, let the sounds fill up the mind so I’m not thinking, my brain isn’t ticking over thoughts, it’s just following sound.

It does something similar, for me, to the peacefulness I found in listening to dark ambient – Sleep Research Facility and the like – music that just filled a room and pushed the world out the door for a time…

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