Beat Away Stress

If you have not heard of binaural beats, get ready to discover an awesome tool for relaxation. All you need is a pair of headphones (essential for this to work). I listen to binaural beats whenever I want to amp up my personal wellness practice – like on a walk, falling asleep, meditating, getting ready to write, doing yoga, and so on.

What are they?

Two tones of similar frequencies are emitted, one through each headphone. As a result, you brain produces a third tone – which is the binaural beat. This can help cultivate feelings ranging from deep relaxation or sleep to high alertness.

You will elicit different responses depending on the Hz levels you’ve selects. Here’s a breakdown of Hz ranges and various effects:

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.31.03 PM

Where to find them…

You can find binaural beats in lots of places – youtube, iTunes store, as well as various other sites on the internet. I primarily use youtube and the free app that I got from the iTunes store. I personally recommend Binaural Beats by Aldai Holler. I use this app all the time… it’s really easy to customize and it’s totally free.

Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 10.22.20 PM Screen shot of Binaural Beats iPhone Application

Give this method of self care a try… I love it for those times when I’m feeling lost in my mind. You can do a little visualization or check out some gorgeous nature pictures (a simple Google search will produce) and kick back with some binaural beats.

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