What is the best music for meditation?

What is the best music for meditation?

What is the best quality music for meditation? This has got to be the question of the century, and in all honesty, there are many different answers depending upon what you would like to get out of your meditation and  what your style of meditation might be – Ie, What is enjoyable for you to listen to whilst meditating. ? In this article, I will cover 3 different types of meditation music –

Ambient Music

This is of course one of the most popular ways for people to meditate. It’s soothing. It’s melodic and music that’s gentle for the soul. It can assist us in the quest for gaining greater peace of mind. For instance, check out Dr. Christopher Lloyd Clarke’s relaxation music. Although hebest meditation music is not popular to the masses (just yet!), his music is one of the best I’ve heard for meditation. Yes, I’ve promoted him before. But when it’s due, I will promote him all I can. You be the judge! You can click the link here, or listen to the youtube video. http://youtu.be/0Lgjw7G5190

You can also check out my list of the top 10 youtube meditation music clips here.

His music is heavenly and nothing short of an emotional charge for the soul. Breathe into it, relax and let go. You can check more of his music here at Relax Me Online – best relaxation music.

Although relaxation music may not be scientifically studied and proven to heal, I have no doubt in my mind that music can be more healing than a lot of medical science provides in the world today. We should never underestimate the power of meditation and relaxation music.

I would like to share with you yet another musician that has reached me for many years with his music – and his work truly takes me away when I meditate; that is the music of Japetus.  Japetus is an Australian composer who has been composing ambient music since the early 1980’s. I first listened to his music around 1985 whilst meditating and it was heavenly to say the least. Yes, it helped me to reach amazing heights during my meditation period of that time. Here is a sample of his work here: http://youtu.be/7bz87Kf_xrA. I truly feel privileged to have had the honour of contacting this man. (Not in person, but on the web) His music speaks to me.

best meditation musicSeriously, where would we be without music? Where would we be? I thrive on it. I breathe it. I live it every moment of my life. Now, I have much to cover in this blog and I don’t want to go on too much as I have much to cover, however  just five more artists to mention: Paul Headon (Australia), Dr Harry Henshaw (USA) , Clinton Lourey (Australia),  JS Epperson (USA) and Robert Rudnik. (Norway) These musicians have so, so much to offer. Please take some time if you can and check them out. They have given me so much when it comes to quality relaxation music. I recommend these artists with all my heart.

Binaural Beats

Binaural beats are heavenly. They truly are. Have you experienced them yet whilst meditating? If not, please do so… NOW! They make the process of meditation seem to happen at a much faster speed.  Some have even reported that we can meditate as deep as a Zen Monk with binaural beats.

So what are binaural beats? They were discovered way back in 1839 by a man by the name of  Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. It was discovered that these binaural beats he produced helped with inducing creativity, relaxation, meditation, and a variety of other mental states desired by people. Binaural beats are separate frequency  tones played in each ear with the difference between frequencies of tones played in each ear determines the brainwaves’ effect. For instance, if a sound of 250 Hz is being played in the right ear with 260 Hz in the left, the frequencybest meditation music of the beat will be 10 Hz. The human brain emits strong signals filled with energy. ‘Waves’, as they are called, are emitted every second during an individual’s lifetime. These brainwaves’ frequencies vary based on the feelings and thoughts that occur in the minds of people. According to the Law of Attraction, we have the ability to attract whatever we lay our focus on, thus helping you control your emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

I put binaural beats to the test one day… and guess what? They passed with flying colours! I put on my headphones as I listened to Theta binaural beats play underneath a beautiful soundtrack of storm and rain. Well, simply put, it was an amazing experience. I felt like at one point that I had left my body. Tingles began to happen throughout my entire body. So , at this point I could say that this was the best music for meditation!

This recording has binaural beats in it and helps with anxiety And this one can help with can help with meditation and opening of the chakras. For pure meditation purposes, take a listen to the second recording.

 

Brainwave Entrainment – the best music for meditation?

Brainwave Entrainment is a rapidly growing field that involves the study of how changing brainwaves by natural means, will allow people to effortlessly enter states of increased intelligence, creativity, relaxation, pure energy, and more. Here is a little of the science behind this fascinating subject: The brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which communicate with each other using electrical signals. All of these neurons sending signals at once, produce a large amount of electrical activity, commonly called a Brainwave Pattern. Researchers and scientists have found that different bands of brainwaves, are associated with different mental states. For example, the brainwaves of a sleeping person are much different than the brainwaves of a person who is awake.

best meditation musicYears of research has shown that brainwaves not only provide insight into an individual’s mind and body, but they can be stimulated to actually change that person’s mental state. That’s right, by causing the brain to produce, or decrease, specific types of brainwave frequencies, it is possible to bring about a large variety of mental states, and emotional reactions.

In a 1973 issue of Scientific American, Dr. Gerald Oster examined how combining two pure tones, resulted in a rhythmic beat, which he called Binaural and Monaural Beats. In comparing Binaural beats against Monaural beats, Oster noted that Monaural beats were shown to elicit extremely strong cortical responses, which is the electrical activity responsible for entrainment. Oster concluded, they could be useful in diagnosing certain neurological disorders.

In the 1980′s, Dr. Glen Solomon and others, researched entrainment for headache relief, as well as general relaxation. In 1981, Arturo Manns published a study showing the effectiveness of Isochronic Tones as a means of audio-based brainwave entrainment. This was later confirmed by others, such as David Siever. Michael Hutchison also wrote his landmark book, MegaBrain, in 1981, outlining the many possible uses of entrainment, from meditation to enhancing creativity. You can check out some brainwave activity here. This recording has been known to assist with relief of headaches.

Listening to a particular type or genre of music can help alter your brainwaves significantly. When you listen to brainwave entrainment – the technology used to scientifically develop auditory tunes, your brain’s electrical activity is stimulated in a manner such that it follows a specific frequency.

You can even make your own Brainwave entrainment music here… of if you are not feeling too creative, purchase ready made entrainment here. I have found brainwave entrainment to be like magic. But it does take work and continuous use to gain the REAL benefits of relaxation.

So there you have it. Really, the best music for meditation is the one that is BEST for YOU! It is a personal choice. In all honesty, I’ve found great experiences in all of the above at different times.

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Brainwave Entrainment training program for professionals

brainwave entrainment training programI just have to share this “Brainwave entrainment training program” with anyone who is interested in brainwave entrainment and/or might be using it professionally.

I am sooooo excited because although I’ve been using brainwave entrainment for many years I’ve never really immersed myself into it… until now!!! I’m booked in and will be attending the brainwave entrainment training program webinar coming up in September. The beauty of this course is, we can all meet online and be anywhere in the world. This course is a The 4 day, 12 hour program which is run live – it is not a pre-recorded program.

Here is the brilliant news! This isn’t just a course put together by marketers wanting to make money. This is truly a LIVE course (with question and answer times) that is aimed at professional counselors, brainwave entrainment enthusiasts (like me!), doctors etc. The guests include Ed Mackey PhD, MSN, CRNA, FAPA. He is the founder and current director of The Mind/Body Institute of Applied Psychophysiology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he currently teaches in the College of Health Sciences.

As I mentioned to you earlier, I’ve been producing brainwave entrainment programs foe helping people for a number of years now. You can check out this youtube video where just the video alone, has helped many with pain. Please read their comments to believe it! Brainwave entrainment has assisted people with anxiety, stress relief, meditation, and so much more.

Dr. Mackey additionally maintains a private practice in neurofeedback, biofeedback and hypnosis.
Also teaching and available for Q&A will be Adam Hewett, creator of the software and co-founder of Transparent, and Joe Verona, General Manager and technical guru for the BWE community.brainwave entrainment training program

So what on earth is in this course? Here are some details:

– An overview of brainwave entrainment

  • Detailed, scientific analysis of the neurological mechanisms behind brainwave entrainment (BWE)
  • Frequencies and what the frequencies can be used for
  • Brainwave stimulation methods
  • How to make sure brainwave entrainment occurs

– A brief look at aspects of neuroanatomy essential to a full understanding of brainwave entrainment

– A guided tour through the significance and practical applications of many studies on Brainwave entrainment

  • Where brainwave entrainment first began and the proof that it worked
  • Documented research explaining the benefits of brainwave entrainment

– Basic and intermediate operation of Mind WorkStation software (This is NOT something you have to have to benefit from this program!)

  • The anatomy of session construction- ramps, rests, spikes in hertz, pitch, colors, waveforms and the significance of these elements.
  • Basic guidelines and best practices for session construction
  • Audiostrobe- how to set it up. why the waveforms matter, why the colors matter, and more.
  • Band pass filtering- getting the best results from patented features unique to MWS.
  • Measuring/analyzing EEG results with MWS

– The use of Brainwave Entrainment in professional practice with clients

  • Legal considerations and important paperwork
  • Introducing brainwave entrainment  to clients
  • Client interaction and techniques for building rapport specific to therapy with brainwave entrainment

So what do I know of this company? OK, I can tell you, I HAVE been using their brainwave entrainment training programprogram for years now and this is where I produce all of my brainwave entrainment CD’s. I actually own the commercial license to sell their work – and have been selling on Ebay VERY successfully for about 3 years now.  Yes, I know, it sounds like I am pushing them simply to make money…. well, the truth be known, I am sharing their work and their course, only because I know that brainwave entrainment has worked for me and the MANY customers that I have helped through producing work from their software. This meditative music experience has assisted many.

You don’t need to buy their software for this program. Yes, they will devote some time on it, however this is more about the professional development of brainwave entrainment, rather than a selling opportunity for Transparent Corp.

The course costs $295.00 (USD) and must be booked in advance.

“Brainwave Entrainment: Putting Research Into Action”
September 23-26 — 6 to 9 pm EST —

Some of the Benefits of attending are as follows:– Q&A: There will be plenty of time to ask questions to both  Dr. Mackey and of Adam and Joe.

– Completion Certificate: You will receive a certificate of proof of workshop attendance

– Prerequisite Completion: Completion of this workshop may be a prerequisite for more advanced workshops we plan to hold in the future. Registrants for this workshop will receive a discount on future workshops, and the ultimate goal is that this series of workshops will culminate in a certification in brainwave entrainment for those who complete the course.

– Free Video Copy: You’ll get free access to a video copy of the entire workshop to revisit sections you’d like to review, and for your future reference.

I’m going as I need to go. Yes, sure, I  have a great understanding of brainwave entrainment now, however nothing will beat hearing about it from a doctor who has been researching it for years! I’m excited as.

Click here for details on joining in – and if you go, please let me know and we may be able to chat about it as well afterwards 🙂

Beautiful relaxation music

Listening to the beautiful music of JS Epperson right at this moment. WOW is all I can say. You know, I’ve been working with relaxation music over the past few years and none of it has quite grabbed me like this music.. Oh my. So deep. So relaxing.

The music literally slides from one moment to the next. Nothing is jarring or out of place. Just so beautiful and hypnotising. Take a listen to this:

Click here to Preview Theta Meditation Music

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A magical, delirious piece of meditation music. This piece is embedded with binaural beat frequencies that shift from a meditative Theta frequency pattern to a 4 minute Gamma burst called the “moment of insight.”

And this is only the beginning. I am so honoured to have found this composer on the world wide web. This is the magic of it. I often complain that I am spending far too much of my time on the web, but then  when a man of this caliber comes along, I am only thrilled that I have discovered his work.

A little on Epperson…  We have a brilliant composer here. Epperson is a best selling rcording artist who is a graduate of the University  Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music.  Jay, as he is called by friends, is a pioneer of music embedded with beta frequencies (this is to assist others with focus), and he is the creator of NeuroTechnology – a copyrighted audio meditation tool.  His  work has appeared on guided meditation projects with Robert Monroe, Dr. Theresa Bullard, Dr. Elisebeth Kübler-Ross, Dr. Charles Tart, Dr. Sudesh Kannan and Matthew Joy. This man is no fly by night composer. He has worked with some of the most inspirational people of the world both past and present.

So in a few words, I am blessed to have somehow connected with a man across the other side of the world, that writes such beautiful relaxation music.  The world wide web definitely has more positives than negatives.

Bombed out on Alpha Brainwaves

Wow! Firstly, forgive me if I make mistakes here. I am just now listening to the tail end of the Alpha Meditation for restless individuals … and oh man, it is so powerful that at times I was almost falling off my chair. I zoned out a couple of times in a place between sleep and deep meditation… but as I am a little tired today – it may have been sleep that actually helped me to tune out.

More of this meditation. Firstly, I made it with Neuro-Programmer 3 . In this recording, it only has sounds of the oceans lapping the shoreline, seagulls, and of course the Isochronic tones and the sound audio strobe.  Simply put, it is amazingly relaxing.  I feel relaxed, chilled out and yet have a beautiful sense of awareness right now. Peace.  Here, I’ve just made a youtube video of the exact recording… bomb out with me on Alpha brainwaves 🙂 Pop on some headphones – it will work MUCH better to block out external noises.

There is no doubt in my mind now that brainwave entrainment DEFINITELY DOES work! This is a 100% certainty. I can’t say it will work for everyone, however, I am honestly saying it is working for me! It just DID work for me 🙂

If you are reading this and have had experience using brainwave entrainment, good or bad, I would be VERY interested to hear your story – if it has worked for you, or if it hasn’t. I just would like to speak with others to see their experiences.

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Right now I am exporting the file I just made into an MP3 so i can begin to load it onto youtube. It only runs for 35 minutes.  Here is what happened:

1-10 mins. I was still fairly alert and fidgety. After a day at work, some stress, my mind was all over the place. I was even still fiddling around with the headphones for the initial 2 minutes.

10-15 mins. I started to relax into this. I actually enjoyed the sounds of the waves lapping the beach and listening to the sea gulls crying out. In short, I believe I was beginning to tune in to the moment, rather than focusing on the outside world AND things that happened today (past).

15-25 mins. This is where it got really deep for me… I mean REALLY deep and the entrainment started to kick in for me and take me away. occassionally, I would  what seemed like, lose total control and my mind would just drop into another zone. Way away from here. Other times, I felt like I was about to fall off the chair as I felt weightlessness kick in.

25 – 35 mins. At this point, the brainwave entrainment brainwaves were rising from 8.5 hz back to 15 Hz again… I was feeling VERY relaxed, calm, centered and back to a total, beautiful awareness. Ahhhh this was heaven. I must do this more often and not just produce entrainment tracks but totally immerse myself in them. I am totally in the zone now, yet, a sense of calmness has all but washed over me.

And I have to tell you too, that there were times when it felt like the water sounds were really washing THROUGH me – not just lapping the edge of the ocean, but travelling through me. It was an amazing experience.

As I said, stay tuned and I will soon put it up on youtube and I will make a video to share with you too – please try it and then you can let me know how you feel about it 🙂

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How to make brainwave entrainment & Binaural beats – easy!

Firstly, what is brainwave entrainment? (Please click for a full explanation) I want to share with you a way to make easy (very simple) brainwave entrainment and binaural beat recordings. I’ve been using a program now for the past 4 years that makes this whole process so damned easy and more importantly FUN to use. It’s like having a blank canvas to paint on and the choices are amazing.

brainwave entrainment, binaural beatsFirstly, for some of you, you may even be wondering what on earth is brainwave entrainment. Ok, I will attempt to explain it in my own words, but then I will give you a link to a better definition.

For me, it’s about helping me to relax and reduce anxiety as it builds up. Firstly in a nut shell, brainwave entrainment are recordings (they can be visual as well as sound) that have brainwave patterns on them to assist our minds to mimic these brainwave petterns to being about a different state of mind. For instance, when we listen to certain types of music (heavy metal for instance), it can get our heart rate up and get us moving about. It has different wave forms in the music that do that to us. When we listen to brainwave entrainment, it also has different wave formations (for instance Theta waves) that can bring us into a more relaxed and tranquil state. Simply by listening to the sounds, our brains begin to be ‘entrained’ with new pathways. relaxing us, soothing us.

I am not too good with words here so bare with me. Here is a link from Relax Me online that really explains it in full and precisely if you want to have a good understanding of entrainment recordings. basically though, I can tell you this much. It works!!!

I had a court case a few years ago (where I was a victim of an assault) and just before court I was so anxious and nervous and was not looking forward to it at all. I played on my ipod a brain entrainment track that I had made myself with the program I use Neuro-Programmer. (More on this program in a moment) By the time the court case came up, I was so relaxed, centered and had no anxiety. I walked in calmly … and needless to say the courtcase worked well. I said my piece with honesty, integrity and calmness and before I knew it, it was over and I had won. The entrainment assisted me to deep breathe and let go of tension and anxiety.

Since this time, not only do I use it myself, but I produce it for others to relax to as well 🙂

Here is the program I use and let me tell you about it:

Brainwave Entrainment And Hypnosis Software

And a preview of one of the tracks I’ve made up: Preview Hypnotic Sub Delta Meditation

This program is simply put….. AMAZING!!!! I love, love, love it! You can create music tracks with binaural beats and amazing entrainment for anxiety, stress, health issues such as Chronic fatigue, ADHD, and even to prepare for competition sports. Yes, this one costs money (about $60.00 for the standard edition or $90.00 for the ultimate edition) but is WELL WORTH the money you pay. I can’t count how many recordings I’ve made for myself and friends – literally hundreds and one of my friends even said he cat even relaxes when she listens to the music!!! I kid you not! And once you make the recordings you can  save them as MP3’s or WAVE files so you can burn them onto CD’s.

The program allows you to make recordings of whatever size you choose. ( You can make a short 10 minute recording or  a 3 hour binaural beatlongs recording – the choice is yours.) And it already has folders where you can select what you want the recording for  eg> anxiety, sleep, better health, sports, relaxation, meditation, stress relief etc etc. The great thing is about these, is you can edit them also and change the background sounds. they have nature sounds such as rain, storm, underwater effects, flowing brook. And then they have mystical sounds, orchestral sounds and so much more.

On top of all of this, you can add binaural beats to your recording. OR, you can simply have binaural beats ONLY and have nothing else on the recording. Just at the push of a button.!!!

Here is a video I’ve made to show you some of the functions of the program:

So you can hear on this video some of the beautiful music you can produce… and the good thing the capabilities are endless. You can add a track with rain and binaural beats, or brainwave entrainment and classical music. It’s totally up to you how you want to make your recordings.

If you are really keen and want to make money from the recordings you make, you can purchase a full commercial license (this costs big dollars around $700.00) but it is Sooooooo worth it!

Aside from the brainwave entrainment and binaural beats, you can also use this as a tool for hypnotherapy and you can record your own voice (or use a computer generated voice) for a guided meditation/hypnosis session.

This all in all kinda sounds like a sales pitch for this program… It’s not! It’s meant to be for dummies like me that just want to push a few buttons and BINGO, you have a recording designed to address a specific goal or problem.  I am on this program every day and can’t get enough of it. When I sell on Ebay, neither can my customers purchase enough from me. I purchased the full commercial license and have made my money back in the thousands of dollars over the past 3-4 years. If you don’t believe me, check out my site at Zen Man’s Crystals and look at all the entrainment CDs I have produced 🙂

If you are interested and still unsure, just make sure you use the free trial first and if it suits, buy it, if not, throw it away. This program is KING! There is nothing better on the market… If there is, please let me know 🙂 If you purchase it and have ANY questions, I think I could say I’m an expert with this program now – so please, just drop me a message and i will get back to you with any answers you may want. 🙂 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE PROGRAM BY TRANSPARENT CORP.

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