You may or may not have heard of the many amazing benefits that are available from the use of binaural beats. Even if you know a little about them it is unlikely that you are fully aware if their vast potential for self improvement and personal growth.
Binaural beats are a form of brain entrainment which is designed to elicit specific brainwaves. Now, all that brain entrainment refers to is the use of outside stimuli to change brainwave patterns in the brain. The brain has a tendency to synchronize to dominant outside stimuli and create brainwaves that reflect the frequencies of this outside stimuli.
If the science of brain entrainment appears too difficult to grasp there are real world example that you will be able to identify with. A very practical example of this is becoming very relaxed when you listen to the sound of ocean waves by the sea or if you find yourself on a steam train and get lulled into a sleep-like state.
Recordings that incorporate the technology behind binaural beats use special audio tracks with specific tones embedded in them. Using clever recording techniques these sounds are sent separately to each ear – one to the left and the other to the right. When the brain processes these sounds it merges them and due to their nature and slight difference in frequencies cause the brain to create the illusion of “beats”. Then when the brain processes these sounds it will synchronize its brainwaves to binaural beats that are created.
Science has demonstrated many times that when your brainwave patterns change so do the chemical reactions in your body. Therefore brainwave states have been shown to influence your mood, thought processes and your physical body!
Research has shown that all physical and mental states have corresponding brainwave states. Many scientific studies have identified the exact brainwaves that correspond to exact mental, emotional and physical actions as well as mental, physical and emotional reactions.
This means that anxiety, mental stress, physical tension, emotional distress and any of the other number of negative mental and physical states have certain brainwave patterns associated with them. The use of binaural beats can counteract these states by altering the brainwave frequencies of the sufferer and thus creating brainwave patterns that have a “knock-on” affect on the mind and body.
Likewise, positive states such as deep relaxation, sleep, calmness etc., also have certain brainwave patterns associated with them. It is just as easy to create these positive states through the use of binaural beats as it is to counteract the negative states mentioned above.
In addition to the above, there is also strong empirical evidence that suggests certain brainwave frequencies can be induced through the use of this sound technology for increased creativity, better retention and recall and removal of emotional disharmony and memories.
There are people who have known this for thousands of years and who have practised their own method for inducing these brainwave patterns. Before binaural beats were invented, and techniques for their use were perfected, the only other way to create changes in your brainwave frequencies was through deep meditation.
Unfortunately, it normally takes over 20 years to learn how to meditate to the deep states of altered consciousness that are necessary to achieve the benefits mentioned above. Now though, you can have instant access to these states easily through brain entrainment and the use of binaural beats.
The binaural beats recordings that are now available allow anyone to enter deep meditative states within minutes. All you need are stereo headphones and a well chosen brain entrainment track with the appropriate binaural beats embedded in it.
Binaural beats were first discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. Dove discovered, as an Associate Professor at the University of Berlin, that when he played one sound into the right ear and a similar sound (which was only slightly different in frequency) to the left ear, the brain produced a beat type effect that was clearly audible (even though no real beta existed).
The reason beats are heard when there really are none is due to the way the brain interprets sound. Because we hear the same noise in two different ways – one through the right ear and the same sound slightly differently through the left ear (due to the positioning of your ears on your head) – the brain merges the two sounds to create one. This is similar to how your eyes work; you see one image through the right eye and one through the left, however the brain merges them to form one image in your head!
When the brain merges the tones in a binaural beats recording it interprets the difference between the two frequencies of the tones as a beat, This beat can be heard clearly even though one does not exist.
In 1973 a paper was published titled “Auditory Beats in the Brain” which outlined the findings of Dr. Gerald Oster who investigated the uses of binaural beats.
The report showed how Gerald Oster expanded on Dove’s discovery. Oster discovered that through the use of binaural beats he could alter a subject’s brainwaves to match the beat and thus create altered states of consciousness at “will”.
On every occasion the listener’s brainwaves would begin to resonate to the same frequency as the binaural beats. Oster had discovered that by using these beats he could create precise mental, emotional and physical states – such as relaxation and calmness.
Extensive research into the use of this technology has shown that binaural beats can also be used as a form of meditation. Although no conscious effort is required to enter a meditative state using this approach it still brings all the same benefits of traditional meditation. So in addition to using these recordings top create a myriad of mental and physical states they can also be used as a tool for personal growth – as is the case with Holosync.