Using Brain Technology To Elevate Your Meditation Practice
Binaural beats technology for meditation allows you to effortlessly enter and stay in the meditative state. They greatly help to elevate your meditation practice.
No more fighting with a talkative mind, no more frustrations that you can’t get into your meditation and immerse fully, and no more worries that you’re not doing it right.
With brainwave entrainment technology, you don’t need special skills, lots of time, or a trip to the mountaintop to meet a local guru to elevate your meditation practice.
All you need is a pair of good quality headphones.
What Are Binaural Beats?
What’s interesting about binaural beats is that they aren’t really “beats.” They don’t exist as such outside your brain.
Binaural beats are produced when two slightly different tones are introduced into each ear at precisely the same moment — for example, 210 Hz into one ear and 200 Hz into the other. Your brain will mesh the two frequencies into a middle frequency of 10 Hz, which is a brainwave frequency associated with meditation.
These beats don’t exist outside the brain because if you were to play 210 Hz out of one speaker on your stereo and 200 Hz from the other speaker, the sounds would remain separate.
It’s only by using stereo headphones that the brain combines them into one “beat.”
What Are Binaural Beats Used For?
1. Making it easy and pleasurable to meditate
Meditation is a very important part of life. It’s under-appreciated by modern western society, because of its emphasis on stillness and being as opposed to busy-ness and doing.
Once you are in the meditative state, you can do, or not do, what you want. Here are some things you can do once you’re meditating.
You can use meditation to:
- Practice allowing thoughts to come and go. Usually, we create thought patterns by dwelling on a thought for a long period of time.
- Become self-aware. Take the opportunity to listen to your mind. You might be surprised at the thoughts that come up! Awareness is step 1 to positive change – sit quietly with yourself and look within.
- Become more spiritually connected. When we meditate, we end up feeling more connected to the people around us and the world we live in.
- Enhance your health and your sense of well-being. Modern meditation can be used as an enjoyable and playful meditation practice. It can decrease your levels of stress, anxiety, and depression while boosting happy chemicals like serotonin and endorphins.
- Relax… to “be,” with no agenda and no expectations. Ahhh, the bliss!
- Become happier by focusing on love, peace, and happiness.
Binaural beats help you elevate your meditation practice and keep you elevated the entire time.
2. Helping you relieve stress
Stress negatively affects you in more ways than making you frazzled and grumpy.
Unreleased stress builds up in your body and causes physical problems like high blood pressure, poor digestion and hormonal imbalances.
But daily meditation increases activity in regions of the brain associated with happiness, and decreases activity in the stress regions of the brain.
Over time, you’ll become less prone to becoming stressed — you may encounter the same situations as before, but they won’t bother you nearly as much, if at all.
One way to use binaural beats for stress relief is to become aware of your inner speech during meditation.
Listen, and notice negativity including complaining, worrying, blaming, jealousy, anger, sadness, or irritation. Then you can make a conscious choice to change your inner speech to be more positive.
Example: Instead of being upset that your friend left without saying goodbye, send him loving thoughts that wish him well. It’s a choice that takes a lot of practice.
3. Increasing your mental abilities
Binaural beats are extremely efficient at synchronizing the activity in the two hemispheres of your brain.
This helps you think more holistically using both intuition and logic.
Whole-brain thinking has been called “genius thinking” for good reason: It increases your mental abilities, memory, intelligence and problem-solving capabilities.
How To Use Binaural Beats
First, choose a spot for meditation: A quiet, comfortable spot free of distractions. Make sure you have an MP3 player or are close enough to your computer or stereo so you can plug in your headphones.
Then, just sit back, relax, and bliss out…
Give yourself enough time to get the full benefits of the tracks. Your brain needs 7 minutes to entrain to the frequency.
If you’re really short on time use a 15-30 minute quick meditation track. It’ll help you relax and de-stress.
How you meditate is totally up to you.
If you want to use a traditional meditation pose (the full Lotus or its variations), you can. Or you can sit in a chair, sofa, or on your bed — and you can even meditate lying down (but expect to fall asleep fast, it’s that relaxing).
Most people meditate with their eyes closed to minimize distractions.
You can also choose a point of focus like a candle to train your mind to focus.
Be aware that you can’t hear the beats that the brain is producing. All you hear is the soundtrack — a soothing, relaxing soundscape designed to put you in the best frame of mind for meditation.
When To Listen To Binaural Beats
Whenever you want to clear your mind, become introspective, problem-solve, stimulate your creativity, do some self-work like visualization and affirmations, take a nap (yes, you will sometimes fall asleep!) or get in touch with your Higher Self.
Please do not drive or do anything that is mentally demanding while listening.
You are meant to be meditating while listening to binaural beats, not going about your daily business. Remember — meditation is a time to BE, not just DO. So be patient.
Also, binaural beats put your brain into a meditative state, but they do not cause personal growth. It will make your brain more capable of processing new information, now that you’re thinking more holistically. But what you use these mental abilities for, that’s up to you.
Binaural beats help you relax anytime, anywhere, without special skills or knowledge.
All you need is a pair of stereo headphones — the bliss you achieve is yours to enjoy as you like!
Relax, focus, and de-stress with the help of binaural meditation tracks.
Have you ever used binaural beats to elevate your meditation practice?
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