How to Use Binaural Beats
Find a comfortable place free of distractions. It’s important not to listen to binaural beats when you need to do something that requires your full attention like driving. Avoid any tasks that are mentally demanding because the meditative state is not conducive to quick, action-oriented critical thinking.
Listen to binaural beats when you want to relax, clear your mind, get your creative juices flowing, engage your intuition to help solve problems and for personal development work such as repeating affirmations and doing visualization.
Be sure to give yourself enough listening time! The brain requires about 7 minutes to entrain, or fall in sync, with the audio stimulus. Give yourself at least 15-30 minutes of listening time to experience the benefits.
You can meditate with your eyes open, and focus on a candle or an object to help focus your mind; or, you can meditate with eyes closed, and focus solely on the music. Experiment with both to see what works best. Beginners usually find eyes-closed meditation to be easier because there are less distractions.
You must use stereo headphones for binaural beats to work. Why? Because the ‘beats’ themselves are created in your brain. The word binaural means “having or relating to two ears.” It works like this: each ear receives a slightly different frequency at the same time, and the brain perceives the tone that is the difference of the two. If 210 Hz pulses into one ear and 200 into the other, the brain will process the two sounds into a 10 Hz frequency, which happens to be the same frequency produced by the brain during meditation.
When you start listening to your track, focus your attention on the music so that you help your mind settle into a relaxed state. Omharmonics tracks are interesting so they hold your attention, and soothing to promote relaxation – a very pleasant, easy way to meditate!
Be patient. Training and developing your brain takes time. Imagine if you were an athlete and you wanted to run a marathon but wanted to skip the training – good luck, right? While binaural beats put your brain into a meditative state, they do not have any special powers to create specific changes in your brain. So if you’re looking for a personal development quick fix, you won’t find it with binaural beats! All they do is open the door – you must enter and do the work yourself!
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