When it comes to meditation I have my on and off days. Sometimes I achieve that relaxing state very quickly while other days I have trouble focusing. When I’m in that state of mind and want to achieve quick results I use binaural beats.
Binaural beats can be used to achieve numerous states: relaxation, self love, positive energy, sleep, lucid dreaming and even astral projection. Depending on what you need & seek you can use binaural beats a.k.a brain entrainment while you sleep, when you’re awake, need more energy or need to concentrate.
To listen to binaural beats you need headphones. Two different Hz frequencies are sent to each ear via stereo headphones. With headphones our brain can instantly calculate the difference and enable us to hear a phantom frequency or “third tone”, the centered Hertz (Hz) difference between the two tones. And this determines the effect on brainwaves and your overall mood.
What are brainwaves?
Our brains are made up of billions of brain cells (neurons), which use electricity to communicate with each other. The result of this communication is a big amount of electrical activity in the brain which is also known as a Brainwave pattern due to its ‘wave-like’ nature. By learning meditation and relaxation techniques you can change the brainwaves in order to achieve the mental state you want. Binaural beats are a shortcut because they help get me into another state faster.
Why modify your brainwaves?
By default we’re mostly in a beta brain rhythm when we are alert. When we feel agitated, tense, hurried, pressured, afraid and stressed we are in Beta. These frequencies range from 13 to 60 pulses per second in the Hertz scale.
When we add alpha binaural beats our brainwave pattern changes and slows down. We’re able to learn quicker, analyse complex situations better, memorize data and perform elaborate tasks. Alpha binaural beats also help us gain a sense of calm.
But there are more frequencies that generate different results. Below a quick list:
Delta waves: Less than 4 Hz;
deep, dreamless sleep and unconsciousness.
Theta waves: 4 – 7 Hz;
Alpha waves: 7 – 13 Hz;
Beta waves: 13- 39 Hz;
Gamma waves: Greater than 40 Hz;
high-level mental activity
5 benefits of Binaural Beats
1. Clinically shown to physically affect the listener’s brain & body, even triggering the pituitary gland to flood the body with good feeling hormones.
2. Helps you achieve the mental state that you desire quickly
3. Helps you gain mental clarity, sleep better, relax, feel better about yourself, gain more self confidence, better focus, etc
4. Increasing intelligence and mental abilities. Have you heard of the Mozart effect? People who listen to Mozart’s music score higher on various tests and binaural beats do the same thing.
What frequency to use?
On Lunar Sight you’ll get a very elaborate list on what effect each frequency has and for what you can use it from alcohol addiction, arthritis to creative visualization. Check it out here.
For more information on binaural beats and its benefits check out these sites:
Binaural Beats: the ultimate quick start guide
Benefits binaural beats
Everyday benefits binaural beats
My week long-experiment with Binaural Beats @ 40-48hz. AMAZING Results
Youtube Channels with Binaural Beats
On youtube there’s a large number of videos with binaural beats for you to use. Below some of the channels I follow and recommend.
Full Length Binaurals
Audio Entrainment Premium Meditation Music & Binaural Beats
Brainwave Power Music