About Sound Meditation
You Rest, Relax and Re-Energise
Many ask why is meditation so difficult to do?
Many say I cannot stop the almost incessant stream of thoughts that seems to be lodged in my mind. How can I switch off my thinking mind even for just a few moments?
Sound and Vibration can help to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronises our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).
This same concept is utilised in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound it's the frequency that is the agent which influences the shift.
Sound healing, or Vibrational therapy, works by using certain sound frequencies and waves to reduce stress and anxiety, and to create a meditative and relaxing state, that eventually Meditation really does occur.
Sound has been utilised in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras (voice) or instruments , these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.