Acknowledge that you had a thought, and then let it fade away as you empty your mind once again or as you refocus on breathing exercises and physical sensations. The more you successfully redirect your mind, the better your brain will be at doing so.
3 Ways To Improve Your Meditation Practice Today
If you were perfect at focusing your thoughts, there would be no reason to continue improving your meditation practice. In reality, meditation is important because so few people have ultimate power over their minds.
With the help of electroencephalography (EEG), which was developed by Hans Berger in the early 1900s, we were able to discover that the brain has its own frequencies as well. In fact, there are five different kinds of waves that the brain emits during different stages of consciousness, focus, and relaxation:
Gamma: >40 Hz. Present during times of unusually high-level information processing and while gaining insight.
Beta: 14-40 Hz. Present during times of moderately sustained focus and while using reasoning abilities and logic.
Alpha: 7.5-14 Hz. Present when you are relaxed and your mind can rest/wander.
Theta: 4-7.5 Hz. Present during light meditation, REM sleep (dreams), and very deep relaxation.
Delta: 0.5-4 Hz. Present during deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep and sustained meditation.
The human body also has its own frequency. Several studies show that the body’s average resonant frequency is right around 10 Hz, with some research showing that it may be closer to 12 Hz.
Thanks to the thousands of lightning storms that rage around the planet at all times, the Earth has a “repeating atmospheric heartbeat,” known as the Schumann Resonance. This is an extremely low-frequency wave (ELF) that remains around 10 Hz and can go as low as ~8 Hz.
1. Kindly Redirect Your Thoughts When Your Mind Wanders
"This is a great way to battle stress, calm the body and the brain, and bring yourself back
- Craig Golberg
Why Does Frequency Matter?
There is evidence that interference from electromagnetic fields may have several adverse effects on our health and well-being.
This includes both natural electromagnetic fields, which have been proven through studying circadian rhythms to affect human beings, as well as artificially made electromagnetic fields produced by the electric grid, technology, telecommunication, etc.
This is especially true for people that work closely with electromagnetic radiation for a long period of time. Long-term exposure may cause psychological changes, genetic effects, and reduced immune function.
The Earth, the human body, and the relaxed brain all display very similar frequencies一at least they’re supposed to. This is why it’s important to bring the mind and the body back to ~10 Hz as often as possible. Realigning yourself and harmonizing your body and brain with the resonant frequency of the Earth can help you stay healthy both mentally and physically.
Using Meditation To Achieve Harmony
The good news is that the brain often cannot tell the difference between reality, visualization, and dreams. This is why you might blush or notice an elevated heart rate when you remember (or imagine) an embarrassing or shameful moment, and why you can wake up from a dream laughing or crying as if you had truly experienced the events created by your sleeping mind.
This is what makes meditation and visualization such powerful tools. Meditation, mindfulness, breathing exercises, and visualization can lead to brainwaves of a lower frequency, which helps us realign ourselves with both our bodies and the Earth. This is a great way to battle stress, calm the body and the brain, and bring yourself back into harmony.
Getting Started With Meditation
There are many different ways to meditate, and there are some easy tips and tricks that you can put into practice today to help improve your experience, such as breathwork and brain training.
The goal is to quiet the mind, bring yourself back to the present moment, and intentionally alter the state of your brainwaves. This can provide a break from the stressors of daily life and help you gain more control over your own mind. In terms of aligning frequencies, consistent meditation practice may also help you maintain good health and well-being in the long run.
Tech-assisted meditation can also be beneficial to people who wish to enhance their meditation practice. Vibroacoustic therapy mixes vibration and sound and is based on the above principles about how different frequencies have different effects on human health and wellness. InHarmony’s products use vibroacoustic technology to help you reach a deeper meditative state and stay in it for longer. This allows you to get the most you possibly can out of your meditation practice.
Everything in the universe is in constant movement and all matter has its own frequency. The various electromagnetic fields on Earth can have adverse effects on our physical and mental health, especially over time. Meditation, mindfulness, and visualization can help bring our brains and bodies back into alignment with the resonant frequency of the Earth.
The best way of doing this is by being consistent in your meditation and mindfulness practice and continuing to learn about how you can elevate your experience.
“Mediation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.”
- Deepak Chopra
2. Focus on Your Breathing
Breathing is a steady, rhythmic action that can be focused on to anchor your mind and help you redirect your attention during meditation. Paying close attention to the way you breathe, the movement of your belly and ribcage, and the feeling of air entering and exiting your body can help you focus on the present moment and turn inward.
It is often recommended that you take deep, cleansing breaths while inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. It can be helpful to create a rhythm for yourself. For example: Inhale for 5 counts, hold for 3, and exhale for 5.
3. Don’t Create Rigid Boundaries Around Your Practice
Even five minutes of distracted meditation is better than not attempting it at all. Unlike the inflexible schedules and rules that govern many parts of life, your meditation practice can happen whenever, wherever, and however you prefer.
If you want to take your meditation and mindfulness practice to the next level, vibroacoustic therapy can help. InHarmony’s products use vibroacoustic technology to create a completely immersive meditation experience that will get you in the zone faster and keep you in it for longer.
Craig Goldberg, Co-Founder, inHarmony Interactive