Meditation has been practiced in many areas of the world for thousands of years. Until recently, meditation was a niche practice in the West and was ultimately unfamiliar to many.
Mindfulness and meditation have been growing in popularity over the last several years and the practice is attracting more and more interest. This is no surprise, considering the benefits that come with it.
Not only can the practice of meditation help relieve stress, encourage appreciation of the present moment, and allow you to get a better understanding of your emotions and mental states, but studies suggest that it can also help with physical ailments. It can potentially reduce high blood pressure, help with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, reduce chronic pain, tension headaches, and much more.
People that can sit down at any time throughout their busy day and practice mindfulness and meditation with nothing more than their own power-of-mind should be applauded, but for many, this just isn’t possible. Created by Craig Goldberg and Dom Carnevale, inHarmony’s goal is to improve the meditation experience with the help of technology in order to support people on their journey to a healthier and more mindful lifestyle.
Intro to Tech-Assisted Meditation
There are many different styles of meditation and many different methods that can be used to support meditation. While this variation represents the long and rich history of the practice, it can also muddy the waters for people that are trying to begin their journey with mindfulness.
On top of this, the modern world has been created as the ultimate distraction. There is always something on our plate. There are always embarrassing things in the past to ruminate on, or worries about the future to fill our minds. Our phones and computers are constantly demanding our attention and taking us away from the present moment.
Thankfully, technology has many functions and uses, one of which is helping us get the most out of mindfulness and meditation. Tech-assisted meditation is all about utilizing technologies to usher the user into a deeper meditative state more quickly and for longer. Tech-assisted meditation can include several different kinds of technology, including:
- Sound: Tones and music
- Light: LED Therapy and LED strobes
- Frequency: Audio frequencies and vibration, which help to relax the body and balance the mind
These technologies can be used alone or concurrently to deepen and lengthen your meditative state, which allows for a better experience overall. The vibroacoustic technology found in inHarmony’s products takes tech-assisted meditation to another level.
How Technology Can Improve the Meditation Experience
- - Gamma: These brainwaves have the highest frequencies and are often present when someone is in deep concentration
- - Beta: Present when you are awake and active
- - Alpha: Present when you are relaxed and limited attention is being paid to the surrounding world. For example, when you are taking a “brain break”
- - Theta: Present in the limbo between waking and sleeping and during light sleep. They can also occur while you are daydreaming or letting your mind wander
- - Delta: These slow brainwaves are usually only present in deep, dreamless sleep and very deep meditation
Why does this mattter?
- Sound frequencies can become mechanical vibrations when they are processed by the right equipment. Exposing yourself to these vibrations and frequencies during your meditation practice (especially when used alongside music) can influence your brainwaves to help you enter into a more relaxed state and stay in it for longer. In other words, technology can help us shut out the distractions of everyday life that so often prevent us from reaching the state of mindfulness we wish to achieve.
- The inHarmony Music Meditations" App enables you to immerse yourself in a wellspring of contemporary music encoded with vibroacoustic frequencies that combine meditation and vibration to optimize your human potential.
Meditation and mindfulness are practices that can have a profound impact on the way we live our lives. There is no way to entirely avoid stressful situations, but that doesn’t mean we have to resign ourselves to living stressful lives.
Tech-assisted meditation takes the advancements the world has made in science and technology and translates them into an effective solution for the everyday meditator. To learn more about inHarmony’s special brand of vibroacoustic technology, look into the science behind how it works and all of the benefits that it can bring to your meditation practice.
Your mind and body can be in harmony, and tech-assisted meditation can help you get there.