This remarkable 30-minute audio uses InlightTunes™ technology to promote a relaxed and flowing meditative state.
MEDITATION 101 lowers your brainwaves to the ALPHA state—a natural brainwave state normally experienced just before you fall asleep, or while you’re daydreaming.
It’s a state associated with:
- Effortless relaxation
- Enhanced creativity
- Increased problem-solving abilities
- A more balanced state of mind (whole-brain thinking)
MEDITATION 101 makes feeling calm, centered and inspired as easy as putting on your headphones and pushing the play button!
- Two versions are included (one has soothing ambient music, the other has gentle rain sounds)
- Headphones are required
What are some of the main benefits of meditation?
- Reduced stress levels
- Releases stored up stress
- Reduced cortisol levels
- Increased production of beneficial neuro-chemicals and hormones
- Greater mental clarity
- Greater flexibility
- Increased creativity
- Increased quality of life
- Deep relaxation
- Greater peace of mind and happiness
- Greater self-control
- Increased ability to break patterns of behavior
- Increased ability to develop new and better strategies
- Reduction of unhealthy mental and emotional patterns
- Enhanced learning ability
- Improved problem solving
- Better memory
- Greater access to the right side of the brain
What are the main brainwave states and the effects associated with them?
Your dominant brain wave frequency at any given time is related to the state you’re in.
GAMMA (over 40Hz): High mental activity. Problem solving. Increased perception.
BETA (40 – 13Hz): Alert. Waking state. Time and space perceived. Upper levels can be stressful.
ALPHA (12 – 8Hz): Relaxation (while awake). Meditation. Daydreaming. Reflection. Visionary experiences. Pre-sleep and pre-waking drowsiness. No time and space limitations. Some subconscious access. Increased serotonin levels.
THETA (7 – 4Hz): Even deeper states of relaxation and meditation. Enhanced creativity. Improved receptivity to learning. Further access to the subconscious mind. Dreaming sleep (REM).
DELTA (4 – 0Hz): Very deep, dreamless sleep. Repairing and rejuvenation of the body. Human growth hormone released. Unconsciousness.
What is the science behind InlightTunes™ brainwave entrainment technology?
Brainwave entrainment involves the fascinating science of low frequency sound.
In 1839, German scientist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove discovered an interesting phenomenon. Though it’s impossible for the human ear to hear sounds lower than about 20Hz, if you play the sound of an audible frequency in one ear, and a sound of a different audible frequency in the other ear, the brain deciphers the sound as the difference between the two sounds.
For example, if the left ear hears 100Hz, and the right ear hears 90Hz, the brain interprets a sound of 10Hz. That sound is called a binaural beat.
With the publishing of Dr. Gerald Oster’s article “Auditory Beats in the Brain” (Scientific American, 1973), new insight was introduced regarding the cognitive and neurological applications of binaural beats. Dr. Oster, a research scientist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, discovered that binaural beats are processed by different neurological pathways in the brain than ordinary sounds are.
Listening to a particular binaural frequency can produce a similar frequency in your brain which can lead to the effects associated with that particular brainwave. This sound-induced phenomenon is called the “frequency following response”. In other words, your brain moves toward (or entrains) to match the particular binaural sound frequency you’re listening to.
Binaural beats have been credibly documented to activate various sites in the brain. Ordinarily, you would not be able to consciously entrain to these frequencies, because you can’t “hear” them. Binaural beat technology makes it possible.
Brainwave entrainment is used by many to induce various beneficial states from greater relaxation to better focus to enhanced creativity. Some promising studies have even shown that, with repeated use, a reorganization and balancing of the brain’s hemispheres occurs.
What's the difference between meditation and hypnosis?
The beneficial effects of meditation and hypnosis are numerous and well-documented. They are similar in that they both use focused states of awareness in order to access deeper states of relaxation. The difference is that therapeutic hypnosis usually focuses on specific goals and behavioral changes, whereas meditation is more about raising your threshold level to stress in the world around you, developing greater awareness, and enjoying a more calm and centered nature.