Introduction to Binaural Beats

Are you searching for a way to find your Zen? You have come to the right place!

In today’s crazy world, more people are looking for a way to quieten the mind. It has become the norm to always be attached to a phone or computer, which never gives the mind
a chance to rest and reflect. Imagine having a way to get into a zen state like a Buddhist Monk.

Meditation has always been a great way to relax and find your zen, but it can be difficult to train the mind to quieten, and really get the most out of it. Startups like Headspace
are creating great products if you are interested in pursuing meditation. But if you want something easier that is even more beneficial, give Binaural Beats a go.

Imagine listening to sounds that spoke to your brain in a way you have never experienced before. Binaural beats can trigger responses in your brain that can have positive effects on the mind and body. Binaural beats have been proven to provide positive effects on the mind and body by many studies (including the Duke University Medical Center).In my personal life, my partner uses it frequently to relax after a stressful day, which helps her to get to sleep and also improves the quality of her sleep.

It is not actually the sound that is played that has an effect on the mind…The definition of Binaural Beats is when two tones are played (one to each ear) at a different frequency. The third tone is the difference between the frequencies. So if two tones are played, one at 1300Hz, and one at 1330Hz, what you hear is the 30Hz tone that is the difference between the 2 frequencies.

As such, the best way to listen to Binaural Beats using Stereo headphones so that the tones can be directed at each ear. Using speakers won’t have quite the same effect because the tones will be heard by both ears, and so the difference in frequency will not be as noticeable.

 

Benefits of Binaural Beats

There are many benefits of listening to Binaural Beats. What you get out of it depends on you. If you are trying to reduce anxiety, having that focus while listening to beats designed for that purpose will be effective. Likewise, you can find beats that will help you sleep (even cure insomnia), increase your focus, improve your mood, and many more!

There is evidence to show that it can also help in the following areas:

  • Increased learning ability
  • Enhanced memory
  • Lower stress levels
  • Fall asleep quicker
  • Increase motivation