One day I took apart my father’s brand new and very expensive cassette deck and decided the motor and rubber belts needed oiling. My dad had to take the unit to a repair shop. He wasn’t very happy.
I just wanted to see how things worked.
As soon as I was old enough, I bought myself a reel-to-reel tape deck, started writing songs and found myself deeply embroiled in multi-track audio recording.
Since then I’ve become an audio geek, reading everything I can get my hands on related to audio.
Practice Makes Permanent
You’ve probably heard all about the benefits of mindfulness meditation. It’s my passion.
It is a proven way to improve focus, minimize anxiety, and even achieve long-term health benefits. Everyone from spiritual gurus to medical doctors recommend it as a daily practice.
But making mindfulness meditation into a daily practice can be a bit of a challenge for some people.
Sometimes it can be hard to sit still, concentrate on your breath and get into a deep meditative state. If you allow yourself to “skip” a day, the next thing you know, you haven’t meditated in weeks!
Here’s the thing: there are many ways to meditate. You can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness meditation from a variety of practices, one of which can fit into your personal lifestyle.
Meditation doesn’t have to be a struggle: once you get into the habit, it becomes easy and very enjoyable.
When I learned about binaural beats as an aid to mindfulness meditation, a light went off! I thought, “Why not marry my love of audio, mindfulness meditation and music to help people maintain their mindfulness meditation practice!”
Here’s How Binaural Beats Work
Binaural beats are a useful mindfulness meditation tool that allows you to get into a deep meditative state even if you have difficulty with traditional mindfulness meditation.
After opening your track on your computer or MP3 player, plug in your stereo headphones and sit in a comfortable position. Stereo headphones are a must for binaural beats because of the nature of how they work.
See, what happens is that when one ear hears a pure carrier tone of, say, 226.5 Hz while the other ear hears a carrier tone of 220 Hz, it perceives a subtle beat frequency of 6.5 Hz – the difference between the two. Your brain then focuses on that frequency, which puts it into a certain state.
For example, 6.5 Hz is in the THETA range, which is what you experience during deep mindfulness meditation and light sleep.
It’s As Easy As Pushing A Button
I know, it sounds a bit complicated. The great thing about binaural beats is that you don’t have to know how they work in order to get the benefits.
Well-designed binaural beats will take you through multiple states to optimize your meditative experience.
When you finish, you will feel the same way that you do after meditating: relaxed, focused and perhaps even a bit enlightened!
Some binaural beats programs are less intense than others. You will get the most out of binaural beats – and avoid feeling overwhelmed – if you begin with the less intense ones and gradually work towards the more intense ones.
Binaural beats allow you to go into meditative states without the need to do anything except put on your headphones and listen to the beats for a period of time.
It does all the work for you; all you need to do is give it enough time to work for you. Why Not Give It A Try…
I just created a gentle binaural beat mindfulness meditation mp3 designed to take you from a Beta state, through Alpha and into a deep Theta mindfulness meditation state in 20 minutes flat!
I call it the: “All Is Well Binaural Beat Mindful Meditation.”
Along with an embedded binaural beat, I’ve composed an original music score that includes ocean, rain and bird sounds, all designed to calm and relax you like nothing else can. And it will quickly ramp you down into a deep Theta mindfulness meditation state in no time.
Like a mother comforting her child saying, “All Is Well.”
Try using it before bed, on the plane or after a stressful day. You should begin noticing the effects of binaural beats after just a few uses.
I hope you enjoy it! Ken