Meditation sound technology has made the benefits of meditation available to those of us who don't have the time to learn traditional methods. Technology has created many of the problems in our lives, but occasionally, it comes up with a solution.
I have attended guided meditation sessions and found them extremely beneficial. I left with a feeling of peace and tranquility that lasted for several hours. Unfortunately, pressure of time and work meant that I had to give them up.
Meditation is a skill, like any other, and I hadn't been able to acquire it in the time available. When I tried to meditate alone, I just couldn't achieve that relaxed state I had come to enjoy, let alone maintain it.
Meditation sound technology came to my rescue. Using binaural beats, it is able to put your brain into a state of deep meditation by a process of entrainment. All you have to do is listen to the sounds through headphones and it happens automatically.
A different frequency is applied to each ear. This causes the brain to generate waves that are the difference between the two original frequencies. In this way, the state that you are trying to achieve by meditation is induced automatically.
There is no effort to maintain focus, or count breaths, repeat a mantra or visualize a candle flame. You can remain fully conscious during the process. It is up to you what you do with this opportunity.
You can still practice your usual meditation technique while listening or just use the time for quiet reflection. You can even think about everyday stuff. Whatever you choose, the meditation sound is working automatically in the background.
If you are particularly tired, you might even fall asleep. If you were practicing normally, this would mean that you had stopped meditating. Not so with meditation sounds. As long as you are wearing your headphones, it is working.
I took up meditation when I was suffering from the effects of chronic stress. It is hard enough at the best of times to calm the 'monkey mind' and achieve relaxation. When you are highly stressed, it is all the harder. When work forced me to give up my guided sessions, it was nearly impossible.