Article by Zhang Xinuye of Create Abundance
People begin a journey with meditation for many different reasons and famous singers are no different. These female icons in the pop industry had unique paths to travel to find the peace and tranquillity that meditation has given them.
Tina Turner started to sing mantras and prayers in the 60s to deal with loneliness and after leaving her abusive husband in 1976 she turned to Buddhism and meditation. She has practiced meditation for over 40 years, and she puts her success down to her daily meditations. Tina says “For me, Buddhism is less a religion and more scientific life-support or philosophy. I felt that where body and subconscious were joined, both are strengthened at the same time. My success is my proof.”
Sheryl Crow with 9 Grammys under her belt and having sold 50 million albums worldwide Sheryl Crow is a singer-songwriter that enjoys meditation twice a day 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. She has been meditating since 1994 and says “I started meditating because I felt like I needed to stop my life from running me. So, meditation for me helped slow my day down.”
Beyoncé Knowles is a global superstar who needs to take care of herself whilst traveling and keeping a very busy schedule. She does this with meditation which relaxes and brings calm to her day. She finds the breathing techniques with meditation very helpful and says “I don’t just put any prescription in my body. My diet is important, and I use tools like acupuncture, meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises.”
Zhang Xinyue was born and grew up in China she is internationally well known as a body-mind-spirit teacher and author of the book Create Abundance. She has dedicated 15 years of her life to the study and practice of body-mind-spirit cultivation. Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue who is a spiritual therapist and psychologist should be on everyone’s bookshelf. For more information visit Zhang Xinyue Twitter.