Change your mindset and life with just a set of headphones!
Binaural beats are unique sounds recorded in such a way that they re-adjust the brain wave frequencies of the listener automatically. Through a technological technique that has been named brain entrainment, binaural beats can change the mental and physical state of anyone who listens.
However, by using binaural beats it is now possible for every person to enter these kinds of meditative states within minutes only by using good headphones and binaural beats recordings.
Although the science behind brain entrainment is a bit complex, the basic premise is easy to comprehend. Binaural beats were discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove when he was an Associate Professor at the University in Berlin. Professor Dove discovered that when 2 similar sounds, that differ only slightly in frequency, are presented separately to the left and right ear (Binaural), they will cause a pulsation or beat type effect to occur in the brain.
It was in the late '70s when Scientific American published the research paper by Dr. Gerald Oster called "Auditory Beats in the Brain". This paper showed how Dr. Oster took Professor Dove's discovery and through research found that by utilizing these binaural beats he could direct the brain processes of the listener to match the internal beat created by the binaural beats. When this occurred the brainwaves of the listener began to resonate with the same frequency as the binaural beats. Thus Oster found that through this technology he was able to change the brainwave frequencies of the listener and bring about deliberate mental states.
What Does It Mean For You
To the normal person, this would just be another scientific discovery that has nothing to do with real life and our everyday routines. This would be true were it not for the fact that everything you do in life has a corresponding brainwave pattern. Most times the effects you wish to create correspond to the state your brainwaves are in at that moment. The things that you do have a dominant frequency associated with each.
When you are in a state of deep relaxation when asleep, your brain has a specific frequency associated with it with specific patterns such as Theta waves. When you a physical state where you are alert and intensely concentrating your brain is engaged in Beta or even Gamma frequency patterns. When you enter a state of focused relaxation like enjoying TV, imagining or while under the influence of hypnosis, you are in the Alpha state. This is also the state experienced with most forms of meditation.
However men and women with years of meditative experience, like Zen Buddhist Monks, can enter Theta and Delta states while staying extremely aware. These states would normally take an entire lifetime to achieve by practicing meditation but can be prompted within minutes using binaural beats.
Meditation Saves The Day
"This all sounds great", you may say but how does it affect me? Is it possible to induce meditative states at will using binaural beats? Is this relevant to you and me?
In order to help answer these questions, it is best to look at the benefits of meditation.
This list is a small sample of the benefits of meditation and this list is certainly not extensive.
It is evident then that the benefits of having a technology that can induce desired brain states that correspond to beneficial changes in mind and body is very advantageous. We are very blessed to live in a time where we have access to different forms of this brain entrainment technology.
They Just Work...Plain & Simple
The experiments conducted with binaural beats and its effects shows that this technology produces results and can be used very successfully by any person. But not all binaural beats are created equal. You’ll want to avoid the free ones that you can listen to on Youtube because they aren’t as effective to due the loss of audio quality. There are also some binaural beats that are produced either using advanced technology, or simply great, high quality background music to help put you in the desired mood. These are the ones that you’ll want to use.
astly, not everyone agrees that binaural beats work because they have tried them with no success. You have to dedicate yourself to self-improvement and work at it. It may take prolonged use, or at least more than one or two attempts, but it may work for some right away. It’s beginning to become a cliche, but you don’t go to the gym one time and expect to have the body that you always dreamed of...do you?
There are also very real permanent benefits from using binaural beat technology. This technology has been used by many (including myself) to create some very dramatic life changes. Changing your mindset and life is well worth the minimal efforts needed by Meditating with binaural beats.
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