Sync your Brain with Beats - Binaural Beats

It has long been proven that meditation can Improve focus, mental clarity, and cognitive performance, while reducing stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue……..

What you didn’t know is that there’s a shortcut for those of you looking to get the advantage wait, that’s pretty much all of you. This is also perfect if you know you “should” meditate but don’t know how or don’t have enough time.  

A high-performer you know that efficiency and optimization of your tasks can improve outcomes.  Some research supports that use of binaural beats and brain entrainment can give you the benefits of 30 minutes of meditation in just 10 short minutes.  

Your brain is an organ driven by electrical frequencies that can be measured in Hertz (Hz) by an electroencephalogram (EEG).  Binaural beats are sounds that are created in stereo (Left and right) with different frequencies sent to each ear.  The difference of the two frequencies is the one that resonates with a corresponding brain frequency, encouraging your brain to sync with that frequency for the suggested benefits

Here is a list of brainwave frequencies and a corresponding Spotify list for each.  Enjoy & let me know what you think! 

*many of these lists are just the tones, which are not easy to listen to when starting out.  You’ll find others like this one that also mix in light ambient music, which I happen to enjoy.

 *Headphones required* *NOT recommended while Driving*

Gamma, 31Hz & above - High level cognition, memory and recall, peak awareness

Beta, 14 to 30 Hz - Focused attention, cognitive thinking, problem solving, active

Alpha, 9 to 13 Hz,  - Relaxed focus, stress reduction, positive thinking fast learning

Theta, 4 to 8 Hz - Deep relaxation, creativity, light sleep, meditation, hypnosis

Delta, <1 to 3 Hz,  -  Deep sleep, regeneration, healing, pain relief, anti-aging

My favorites are Alpha states for stress reduction, perhaps before an important meeting where you need the most clarity of mind and focus. Or Theta states when you are trying to make changes in your life, perhaps trying to change a limiting belief or other work of the subconscious mind, affirmation and mantras can be useful here. 

  • Start with just 10 minutes per day 

  • Use headphones, it is important for each ear to have it’s own speaker (L/R) 

  • Be in a comfortable relaxed environment with eyes closed (do not use while driving)

  • Sync up to the right frequency for your desired outcome

Want to dive deeper, here’s a more in depth read: