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The Use of Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones to Induce Deep Meditation

The use of sound has always played a large role in meditation. In the 21st century, with greater knowledge of the amazing super-computer which is the human brain scientists and seers have researched the use of binarual beats and isochronic tones as an assistance to achieving deep meditation. A guided meditation mp3 can, without any effort on your part, create an unmistakable experience of meditation that relaxes, relieves stress and enlightens. The effect is almost instantaneous when you switch on the download and it has a cumulative effect each time you listen, making your meditation easier and more rewarding. You no longer have to think “Am I doing this right?”

You are.

So what are binaural beats and isochronic tones?

Binaural beats are created by two tones pitched at slightly different frequencies with a difference between around 10 and 30 hertz. When the difference is placed at this level, what the mind “hears” is an overlay of the two sounds combined. They are no longer differentiated by the brain. The brain then tends to follow the combined sound automatically and the effort of combining the sounds engages the conscious mind and frees the unconscious. Overlayed on the soft, repetitive whoomp of the binarual beats is a montage of rain, waves, music and tones.

Isochronic tones on the other hand, comprise a single tone which has an hypnotic “follow on” effect upon the brainwave frequencies as they harmonise with the pulse. The “follow on” effect creates a relaxed alpha brainwave state which calms the constant chatter of the conscious. The Isochronic tones are usually set at a specific frequency to have a specific effect upon the mind as various functions of the brain resonate at slightly differing frequencies. This especially facilitates the focus of a guided meditation which is designed to affect a specific part of the brain. Examples of a guided meditation are:

* To awaken ESP
* Lucid dreaming
* Weight loss
* Manifestation of abundance
* Stress Relief
* Chakra awakening

Both of the methods mentioned above create observable results within the user. The effortless alteration of brain waves to an alpha frequency (the frequency of meditation) quickly induces in the participant a state of deep meditation which continues until the stimulus ends. Time distortion and changing visual stimulation behind the closed eyes are two common results of using either binaural or isochronic tones. Time is either elongated as the conscious mind drifts in and out of awareness, or, time passes in an instant and you wonder what happened to the previous thirty minutes. The ever changing visual stimulation behind your closed eyes is passively enjoyed by a relaxed, quiet mind.

Which is better?

This totally depends on the user. A wimpy answer I know, but the only one that makes sense. Personally, I prefer the isochronic tones. For me,they seem to induce a deeper and more pleasant meditation. Binaural beats are effective but in a different way and I find that time distortion and visual stimulation are at a lesser level. However, I know that many people are very contented with binaural beats and their effect. Nevertheless, both Binaural beats and Isochronic tones work extremely well to achieve deep meditation far more swiftly than I have ever achieved on my own.

Kindness is more important than wisdom.

Martin P Kerrigan is the author of two books, Princess Lau and Uluru Dreaming and a student of wing chun kung fu for twenty one years so far. His interests are esoteric, spiritual, internet,altered states, Star Trek, Buffy and Angel. To download sample meditation mp3s go to: Sample mp3s To read his books go to: Best Books

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