Binaural Beats: What are the benefits?

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– Sleep / Therapy / Meditation –

I have listened to music to help me sleep, study and learn to meditate. There are lots of studies around music and the positive effects they can have on both physical and mental wellbeing.

Today we look at the benefits of this style of music, how the frequencies are caused and how they can benefit your Yoga and Meditation practice.

How are binaural beats caused?

Simply put, binaural bears work by playing two soundwaves of differing frequencies in earphones. Research has shown the difference of each frequency to each ear can alter the state of brainwaves.

This type of sound must be listened to through headphones or it won’t work efficiently.

It can help the mind to relax, invoking a state of relaxation and prepare the body for deep sleep. People often use this method to access lucid dreams.

How can this type of music help your mind?

There are many benefits of incorporating music into your Yoga practice. Especially if using music and sound to alleviate stress and anxiety or improve overall mental wellbeing. Listening to music of certain frequencies, especially at differing frequencies, can help improve symptoms such as:

  • Reduced stress levels
  • Increase in concentration and focus
  • Improved mood
  • Boosts motivation
  • Reduces sensations of anxiety
  • Relaxes the mind and body

The binaural tones help to create a rhythmic, hypnotic beat which has an effect on brainwaves and the mind. This helps both the mind and body to relax. The brain reacts to the differences in frequencies and sounds, creating a hypnotic trance and elevating inner consciousness. The effects you feel depend on the frequencies played. This can aid with concentration, relaxation or alleviating symptoms of migraines and headaches.

What is 432Hz Solfeggio Frequency?

Music tuned to 432hz is said to vibrate with the frequency of the universe. It is often referred to as natures healing frequency. This frequency helps the body to relax and enter a state of deep rest and sleep.

What effect can binaural beats and 432hz have on Yoga and Meditation practice?

There are many studies to suggest that binaural beats can have a positive effect in reducing anxiety and stress. I often use this technique in meditation and yoga and find it have a positive effect, however it would be best to experiment for yourself. I found that it reduced my stress levels when I practiced meditation and fell asleep with binaural beats/432hz music on my MP3 player. My students enjoy using this technique, both in class for final relaxation and in person. If you are looking for a way to learn to meditate and focus the mind during yoga, but find silence distracting, then this could be the right tool for your practice.

What are your views on Binaural Beats? Will you incorporate them into your practice?

I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

About The author:

Aimee is a Yoga, Meditation and  Chair Based Yoga and Exercise teacher in located in Middlesbrough, England, UK.

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