Binaural beats basically offer the same benefits as meditation, but separately, in a concentrated form via audio recordings, which is why they are becoming an increasingly popular holistic remedy for modern day ailments such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, lack of focus and productivity, and more.
In this post, I drill down into the 10 core benefits of binaural beats a user can expect to feel within just a couple of weeks of using binaural beats.
10 MASSIVE Benefits of Binaural Beats
1. Mental Spaciousness
The first benefit is mental spaciousness. Now, if you don't know what this is then you've probably never felt it, and most people haven't. It's a feeling when all that doing and striving, all that anxiety and the mind pulling you all over the place stops. Bam. Stillness.
Listen to a track like Deep Meditation and you'll see that afterwards your mind feels calm and spacious, chilled and at ease with life instead of jittery and anticipating what's next and thinking about what else needs doing all the time.
2. Inner Peace
As the first few days pass after listening to tracks like those mentioned above, that mental spaciousness grows into a more permanent state of being; an inner peace. You’ll notice a feeling of being more contented in your own skin, and with life in general. It’s hard to describe, but kind of like a feeling that you’ve let go of wanting, waiting, antagonising over life and instead are just happy in the moment, being here and being you. You’ll feel a calm, more balanced disposition and feel more ‘happy go lucky’ about life in general.
3. Reduced Stress
Binaural beats have become a popular natural stress reliever. It's far healthier to put on a track like Audio Serenity than smoke some weed or pop a pill. Reducing stress is extremely good for your health and you'll notice the difference quickly in all areas of your life. You’ll be better positioned to deal with challenging situations where previously you may have become quick tempered and frustrated, and you'll develop more patience with yourself and others.
4. Better Sleep
Following on from point 3, less stress and being able to relax more will naturally lead to you better sleep. However, there are specific Delta state recordings designed to help those with sleeping problems due to an overactive mind or sleep anxiety issues. The Sleep Foundation has found that 1 in 3 people suffer from poor sleep health, and it's no wonder why with our busy schedules, money worries and constant fear of failure. Check out Deep Sleep, or Deep Dreams, for a better night's sleep.
5. Better Focus and Concentration
Binaural beats are awesome for improving focus and concentration. Those who follow my blog will know that I often throw on a track like Zen Focus or Deep Concentration when I type on here. It just puts you in the zone, helping you block out distraction and become super productive. regular entrainment will help you work longer and harder, but in an enjoyable way whereby you appreciate being in the “zen-zone” and getting your to-do list done.
6. More Energy
There are a number of beta state recordings that stimulate the brain and seek to raise energy levels, like Gamma Burst for example. If you suffer from morning lethargy, or you have to work late sometimes, these beta recordings stimulate your brain into a heightened state of wakefulness, which in turn stimulates adrenaline to pump around your body and wake you up. Remember though, don't overdo it: Recognise when you are over tired and get the sleep you need to properly recover.
7. Increased Creativity
Whether you’re a writer, painter or software programmer, binaural beats like Creativity Boost help stimulate the creative juices and relieve writer’s block. It's not rocket science, really. Such tracks usually use Alpha or high Theta frequencies, or a mixture of both, to take you into a relaxed, intuitive state of mind. This clears a pathway for ideas to flow forth help you explore the valleys of your creative mind.
8. Higher Productivity
Of course, with increased focus and better sleep you will more inclined to get stuff done and your productivity will naturally increase. If you are working on a long project over a number of weeks or months, or have deadlines to meet that make you feel anything but inspired to work, binaural beats will have a massively positive impact on how efficient and effective you are in tackling daily tasks.
9. Higher Spiritual Awareness
Hundreds of thousands of people use binaural beats for meditation purposes, as a way of inducing a meditative state that enables access to higher levels of spiritual consciousness and oneness with the world. The reason for this is that binaural beats in the low theta frequency range are able to slow the mind down to a state that comes just before sleep, so you are still awake but less influenced by the physical world and open to transcendental experiences.
On a similar note, there are binaural beats tracks designed to induce lucid dreaming and astral projection. More and more people are using bbs to access these kinds of Out of Body Experiences and spiritual encounters. Lucid dreaming is when you are able to control your dreams and create the fantasy landscape of your imagination, and astral projection is to access the astral plane, to leave the physical world for another dimension.
10. General Improved Health & Wellbeing
All the aforementioned benefits are conducive to overall better health and wellbeing. No one would argue that less stress, better sleep, mental spaciousness and more energy are a bad thing, would they? At the end of the day, what have you got to lose? Studies have proven that binaural beats work wonders for mind and body, and with science learning more about the brain every day, who knows what possibilities this wonderful natural science holds for us.