Posted: Sunday, Mar 8th, 2020

By Visit Ventura

Relaxing ASMR Sounds of Ventura

by Visit Ventura featured image by Michelle Evans

  We could all use a little soothing. Ventura has just the sounds you need. So many exquisite songs, so many auditory poems, so many lovely ahhhhhhhhhs of serenity. Ventura ear candy. The soft hiss of waves at dawn. The castanet clack of wave-tumbled cobbles. The chime of wine glasses. The laughter of children playing on the beach. Even — listen very, very closely — the misty exhale of whales and water’s sibilant sea cave sighs. There’s a lot of noise out there. But no one said you have to constantly listen to it. Writer Henry Beston once said,
“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.”
So very true. Close your eyes and sit quietly on an empty beach beside the Ventura Pier Wind beat, birdsong and the softest (polite) leafy applause deep in the Ventura Botanical Gardens. And maybe the distant whisper of mankind; how very small we are… Water’s rainfall drum and birdsong drifting about the San Buenaventura Mission. And yes, the shush of passing cars — but not a honk in earshot… High atop Grant Park, a duet of birdsong and windsong (with a backbeat of insect)…  

ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) has been defined as

“a feeling of well-being, combined with a tingling sensation in the scalp and down the back of the neck, as experienced by some people in response to a specific gentle stimulus, often a particular sound…”
But you know that now.  

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