What Are Binaural Beats?
If you play two different tones into each ear, the brain will attempt to find a balance. For example, if the sound frequency in your left ear is 380 Hz,
and the sound frequency in your right ear is 390 Hz, your brain will create a binaural beat of 10Hz. These binaural beats are not actually heard in the usual sense,
since they are well below the natural range of human hearing, but you can often "hear" the binaural beat as a sort of "hum" inside your head.
It has been discovered, binaural beats can be successfully used to elicit responses within the brain. The brain becomes "entrained", which means it will start to resonate at the
same sound frequency as the binaural beat. This can change the brain wave patterns in your brain temporarily, and has been shown to have a huge
effect; binaural beats are extremely effective at inducing hypnotic and meditative states. This is a great breakthrough for anyone who has wanted to learn
to meditate, but did not have the time or the teacher for formal training. Binaual beat meditation can also be more effective than traditional meditation, because of the binaural
beats. Binaural beats can reduce stress, calm your thoughts, reduce the amount of sleep you need, and can increase intuition, intelligence and creativity.
Brain Wave States
Scientists have learned our brains operate at five levels of frequency; gamma, beta, alpha, theta and delta. Each level of frequency is measured in cycles
per second, or hertz.
Gamma has the highest frequency, at 40 cycles per second and above. Advanced meditation and yoga practices associate the Gamma brainwave frequency with a state of pure compassion.
Researchers have also learned the Gamma brainwave frequency is associated with a heightened sense of perception, information processing and mood.
Beta has the next highest frequency, between 13 and 40 cycles per second. This brainwave frequency is associated with our everyday, normal waking state. Beta helps in logical
thinking, active attention and analysis. Stress and anxiety can often throw the frequency to the higher brainwave frequencies of Beta.
Alpha operates between 8 and 13 cycles per second. This brainwave frequency occurs during day dreaming, fantasizing and creative visualization. This brainwave frequency is often associated with a
deeply relaxed state, and with light trance or meditation.
Theta operates between 4 and 8 cycles per second. Theta is associated with intuition, and allows us to access our subconscious. It is activated during
dream sleep and deep meditational states. The Theta brainwave frequency is also associated with creative thinking, allowing us to tap into our inner genius.
Delta has the lowest brainwave frequency between 0.5 and 4 cycles per second. Delta is produced during deep sleep.
Using binaural beats can:
Easily and safely bring you to a state of deep meditation.
Stimulate new neural pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, building a high performance state called whole
Dramatically improve your ability to learn, intuition, memory, creativity, focus, concentrate, and think more clearly.
Create quantum leaps in your personal growth and self awareness.
Significantly calm your thoughts and lower your stress levels.
Improve your mental and emotional health, even in areas that have stubbornly resisted change with other methods.
Dramatically increase the production of essential brain chemicals related to longevity, well-being, and the quality of your life.
Most of the binaural beat self hypnosis and subliminal programs sold on this website go to a low frequency of 7.83. This is known as the Shummann or Earth Resonance, and it is the
frequency of the Earth's magnetic field. As a brainwave frequency, it is also on the cusp between the Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies. I have found the Earth Resonance to be a very beneficial
brainwave entrainment frequency, leaving the listener feeling calm and centered. Most of our binaural beat brainwave entrainment programs will ramp back up to a frequency of approximately 12 Hz, leaving the listener
on the cusp between Alpha and Beta brainwave frequencies. Some binaural beat brainwave entrainment programs differ, with binaural beats going to deeper, Delta brainwave states, and this will be noted in the descriptions.
For more information on the history and research of binaural beats, click here.
Additional Sound Therapy Modalities
Not all sound healing programs offered on this website are Binaural; some are Monaural, which means they do not require headphones. There is a an obvious advantage to that, and some
of the programs are suitable for use as an "Ambient" background, to help reduce stress, increase energy and more. The Ambient sleep programs have an obvious advantage; you can play them on your stereo or boombox, without the inconvenience or discomfort of headphones, and drift off into a comfortable sleep. Many of these programs require you to lay down, close your eyes, and relax into the sound.
If you have trouble letting go and relaxing, or have a lot of distractions in your environment, then a binaural beat program requiring headphones might do the trick.... it formalizes or ritualizes the process, physically cutting off the outside world, and creating more of an inner environment. It's up to you, try both!
There is a CAUTION.... if you suffer from a seizure disorder, or a serious mental illness such as pschizophenia or a psychotic disorder, or have had a head injury or brain trauma, we advise you to NOT use binaural beat or sound therapy programs. But for the majority of people, these programs are safe. Always use common sense;
don't drive, use heavy machinery, cook, or do anything potentially dangerous and requiring your full attention while using ANY self hypnosis, subliminal, sound therapy or binaural beat program, and if you feel your symptoms worsening, or feel very uncomfortable, discontinue use.
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