Best Way To Meditate

best way to meditate

Contrary to popular belief, meditating isn’t simply sitting crossed legged, listening to mantras and starring into space for hours. Meditating is actually all about freeing the mind. Meditating is letting go of grasping, desire and the fleeting thoughts that occupy the mind every second on the day. The idea is to get into an uninfluenced state of natural consciousness.

Buddhist monks are able to achieve this through years of training and practice, and again, contrary to popular belief, monks actually meditate with their eyes open. Their gaze cannot be averted or disrupted because they are able to close themselves off from outside influence, and rest in what is known in Tibet as the “nature mind”.

Mediating has its roots dating back thousands of years in the Indus Valley civilisation, which encompassed most of Pakistan, extending from Balochistan to Sindh, and extending into the modern day Indian states of Gujarat. Meditation is proven to be a great natural stress reliever, and is widely known for its calming and healing effects on the body. Meditation is good for increasing concentration, improving memory and for achieving a better sleep and ridding the brain of anxiety.

So how can you and I achieve a state of meditative consciousness? Well, thanks to some ground breaking research by Doctor Gerald Oster in 1973, it was discovered that audio signals can affect the brain and train to automatically move into certain frequency ranges. For meditation the idea is to tune the brain into what is known as the “Alpha” state, or for deeper meditation the “Theta” state. Alpha and Theta are two of five categorisations of brain state.

Brainwave States

Delta : 1 ~ 4 Hz – Deep sleep, regenerative effects, loss of bodily awareness

Theta : 4 ~ 8 Hz – Dream state, deep meditation, intuitive awareness, REM sleep

Alpha : 8 ~ 14 Hz – Awake, focussed on inner world, relaxation

Beta : 14 ~ 40 Hz – Awake, focussed on outer world

Gamma : 40 Hz + Higher mental activity, fight of flight, fear, complex problem solving

As you can see the Alpha state is ideal for meditation. By using binaural beat audio you can train your body to quickly achieve the Alpha or Theta meditative state. These specially engineered audio signals will help you to concentrate on settling your mind and tapping in to intuitive awareness.

Since Doctor Gerald Oster’s research over 30 years ago, a lot more research has been conducted on long-time meditators to pinpoint the exact frequency ranges that bring about the best and most lucrative deep states of receptivity, tranquility and concentration. Modern day binaural beats send a slightly different sound frequency to each ear through stereo headphones. The difference between the two frequencies matches the exact frequency required to engage the brain in the required meditative state.

So if you want to want to meditate like a monk without having to study for years in a monastery in the Far East somewhere, get some quality binaural beats and let your inner-self become one with the earth!

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