Successful people are positive thinkers and they
have positive state of mind. In contrast, most ordinary people remain
grooved in a cycle of negative thinking and beliefs. This, they take as
“normal” state of their mind. However, in reality negative
thinking and attitudes only reflect a feeble mind – a mind that
is not well developed or is fragmented. This is the status of people
whose brains are highly lateralized, ie, dominated by either left or
the right brain hemisphere.
On the contrary, people with well-developed mind
have their brain hemispheres well integrated that operate as an
integrated whole unit. This automatically facilitates a balanced and
clear thinking. A person with synchronized brain hemispheres is
unlikely to fall prey to negative thinking, pessimism, or depression.
Meditation is known to have integrating effect on
the brain and its functioning. It is an ancient art practiced
practically in every culture throughout the world. Style and techniques
may be different, but all lead to inner calm and peace. While it is
basically a tool for spiritual development, it is also a proven way to
relieve stress, tension and anxieties. Many people find that it sorts
out feelings and emotions.
Importance of Low Frequency Brainwaves
During most of our waking and working hours beta
brainwaves (13 – 30 Hz) occupy our brain. Conflicts, stress, and
worries push the brainwave frequencies upwards. It puts pressure on the
harmonious functioning of the two brain hemispheres and throws them out
of sync. Such a brain can never allow you to function to your best
capacity or experience any meaningful happiness or sense of well being.
We encounter lower frequency alpha, theta or delta
brainwaves only when we rest, sleep or meditate. However, the various
states of consciousness accessed during meditation fall in the theta
frequency range that is highly rejuvenating.
Meditation Facilitates Whole Brain
has been the traditional method of facilitating brain hemispheric
integration. Accessing deeper states of consciousness and lowering
brainwave frequencies directly correlate with higher levels of whole
brain functioning. As meditation progresses, the brainwave patterns
progressively move from the general waking state of beta wave to alpha
(alert and relaxed state) to Theta (creativity and healing) to finally
Delta (formless meditation) state.
However, it is a fact that very few people can
devote themselves to meditation. Ordinarily people don’t have
time or enough mental discipline to train regularly in meditation.
Hence, they miss out the holistic benefits of lower frequency
brainwaves of theta or delta states.
How Brainwave Entrainment Audios Help
People who meditate know that the biggest problem
is the mental distraction – you meditate for few moments and the
mind wonders away. When you regain awareness you again begin meditating
and yet again the mind goes away. This seesaw battle between you and
your mind make the brainwaves fluctuate within a narrow frequency range
and does not allow you to go into further depth (still lower brainwave
It is here that the role of the entrainment audio
becomes clear – it is constantly inducing lower frequency
brainwaves in the brain and often pushes it still lower. Hence, you now
have active assistance from entrainment beats from the audio – it
directly entrains your brain to lower and lower frequencies. And keep
taking you into deeper and deeper states of consciousness. Hence, even
a novice can meditate.
In fact, the more a person meditates using the
recordings the more his or her brain will heal from a state of
fragmentation to wholeness. It results in clearer thinking, deeper
feelings, and integrated functioning from a higher state frequency
way of warning, however, people who have no experience of
brainwave entrainment should not jump into very low frequency audios
away. Following a systematic approach, allowing sufficient time for the
to adjust and slowly moving from the normal beta state of mind to
to theta, then finally to very low frequency delta waves is a good
your impatience and spreading the progress over several weeks is the
to utilize brainwave technology.
Brainwaves and Meditation
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