Binaural Beats

DSC_3029.jpg

WELL-BEING

BINAURAL BEATS

I’ve been using binaural beats for some years now. Even my daughter studies listening to a brain focusing frequency.

So what are binaural beats? Basically they are a funky music that you play while you work..or need to relax.. or want to manifest something in your life. They are an auditory illusion, a form of soundwave therapy in which the right and left ears listen to two slightly different frequency tones yet perceive the tone as one. This new third tone created is called a binaural beat. And when the third tone is in the range of .1-50 Hz, these frequencies are thought to elicit incredibly healing reactions in our brain correlating with different perceptual, motor and cognitive states.

Researchers believe these changes occur because the binaural beats activate specific systems within the brain. An electroencephalogram (EEG) that recorded the electrical brain activity of people listening to binaural beats showed that the effect on a person's body varied according to the frequency pattern used.

They can improve immune function, facilitate relaxation, improve mood, and contribute to alleviated stress.

The five known categories of frequency pattern include:

Beta 14-100 Hz | Binaural beats in the beta pattern help promote concentration and alertness. However, this frequency can also increase anxiety at the higher end of the frequency range.

Gamma 30-50 Hz | Gamma brainwave states are the most rapid in frequency. Gamma has long been considered the brainwave that is able to link and process information from all parts of the brain. It is the frequency that brings with it the ability to process large amounts of information in relatively small amounts of time. Think of generating more Gamma activity as getting a processor upgrade for your brain.

Unfortunately Gamma brainwaves have received the least attention and research…

Alpha 8-13 Hz | These are lower frequency waves that encourage relaxation: The state is generated when our thoughts are really not concentrated and our minds wonder freely, or we are in a relaxed state such as meditating or daydreaming. We also experience Alpha Brainwaves when we are gently busy with routine tasks like pottering in the garden, taking a shower, putting on makeup, doing light housework. Alpha is considered to be the bridge between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.

Theta 4-8 Hz | Associated with sleep in the rapid eye movement or REM phase, meditation, and creativity. Theta brainwave states have been used in meditation for centuries: It is common for people to feel as if they are in a trance, where the mind feels as though it may have gone to sleep although it is conscious of what is happening around it. Theta induces a capacity for prolonged daydreaming, where a loss of time may be experienced.

Theta waves are also conducive to visualization and creativity and the mind in this very relaxed state is highly receptive to direct suggestion under hypnosis. As with Alpha, in Theta our brain hemispheres are synchronized and we experience whole brain functioning.

Delta .1-4 Hz | This is the slowest band of waves that our brains produce and they occur when we are in deep, dreamless sleep. These waves are very beneficial for the body which restores and heals itself when in this state. The delta state releases anti-aging hormones, including melatonin and DHEA. Human growth hormone (HGH) is another anti-aging hormone that is increased when delta brainwaves are occurring inside the brain, due to the stimulation of the pituitary gland. HGH maintains the skin, bone density, cartilage, and the joints in your body as well as speeds up the healing process of joint and cartilage injuries. HGH can also help heal physical pain.

In healthy amounts, delta brainwaves can also cause a person to have an advanced state of empathy, understanding, and compassion for others.

Why don’t you try them for yourself?I play them all the time around the house, and pick and choose depending on what outcomes I want to achieve. Here are some to get you started.

Focus + Create

MoodBoost 

Youth + Beauty

Rest + Relax

Attraction