You can reduce stress with meditation and without:
* Becoming a Buddhist monk
* Total dedication
* Living on a mountain top
* Emptying your wallet
To many people, the idea of fitting meditation into their lifestyle seems ridiculous. Their perception is one of long haired weirdos, sitting on a meditation cushion for hours a day, staring at the wall and focusing on their breathing. It is definitely not something that they can imagine themselves being a part of or benefiting from.
But I can tell you from my own experience that, with the ever increasing pace of life and the stress that accompanies it, meditation can do a lot to save our sanity. It is easy to integrate into our lives as well and doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it can be almost effortless.
It is true that some of the traditional forms of meditation can require focus and concentration and it can take many years to see results. And results are not guaranteed. After investing all that time, you might still be left with the feeling that something is lacking. This not a path that many of us want to follow.
Luckily for us, research has provided an alternative solution. Now you can buy CDs that will help you, possibly in just a few minutes, to reach levels of tranquility that meditation masters struggle to attain. This is done using binaural beat technology.
Each side of your brain produces electrical impulses across a range of frequencies and of varying strength, all of the time. The level of these frequencies are related to the type of mental activity you are involved in. For instance, doing mathematical problems tends to generate higher amplitude beta frequencies on the left side of the brain.
By wearing headphones, different carrier frequencies can be applied to each ear. These signals are processed by two olivary neuclei in the brain, causing it to produce frequencies associated with deep relaxation. This process, known as entrainment, and was discovered in the nineteen seventies.
You may find this kind of information fascinating, or you might have already tuned out. Either way, it doesn't matter. You don't need to understand all this stuff to benefit from it. When you have battled through the traffic after a hard day at work, you don't want to go back to school. You just want to know that this is safe and it will give you what you need.
The fact is that by using this technology, you can reduce stress with meditation like a master. You don't have to wonder if it is working. Your brain has no choice but to go to those deep meditative levels, even if you are consciously thinking about what you have to do tomorrow.
And unlike the traditional forms, you don't have to invest 20 years in the hope that something will change. You try it for a few weeks, and if you don't think it is working for you, you get your money back. No problem.