The benefits of vibroacoustic therapy extend beyond getting relief from phsyical pain. Vibroacoustic treatments have also been shown to induce a state of relaxation in patients in hospital settings. This effect is also helpful when it comes to deepening meditative states.
Introduction to Vibroacoustic Therapy
Every particle in the universe vibrates, as everything in the universe is made of energy. These vibrations occur at different frequencies, meaning that there are distinct “vibes” to different people, places, and things.
Vibroacoustic technology is a tool that uses these concepts to relax and soothe the body and the brain, which enhances our experience with meditation and mindfulness and thus improves our quality of life.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of exposing yourself to “good vibrations” with vibroacoustic therapy and to discover how inHarmony has used this technology to create products that help you meditate more effectively.
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.
What Is Vibroacoustic Therapy?
"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.
“ The benefits of vibroacoustic therapy for inHarmony customers and myself have been life changing.”
- Deepak Chopra
How Do Vibroacoustics Work?
Sound frequencies that are processed by the right equipment can become mechanical vibrations that are felt by the user of that equipment. This technique can be used alone or alongside music, tones, and other audio that help to enhance the vibroacoustic experience.
A product such as the inHarmony Practitioner mixes sound and vibration therapy with the help of audio transducers and headphones and/or ambient speakers. The user’s meditative and mindfulness experience can be improved from the tactile and audio feedback they receive, as they can enter a meditative state more quickly and sustain it for a longer time. How?
Influencing Our Own Frequencies
Our brains produce brainwaves of different frequencies, which are present during different states of consciousness. For example, very high-frequency brain waves (Gamma) are present in times of alertness and focused concentration, and very low-frequency brainwaves (Delta) are present in deep, dreamless sleep.
When we are exposed to different frequencies in the form of audio and vibration during vibroacoustic therapy, our brainwaves (and other cells in our bodies) can be positively affected and optimized for meditation and relaxation.
Simply put, frequencies can be transformed into a physical and auditory experience which then have an influence on the frequency of our cells. This effect is what induces feelings of relaxation and encourages sustained meditative states in users.
Taking your meditative practice into your own hands with the help of vibroacoustic technology opens up a whole new world of possibilities. All of the benefits of vibroacoustic therapy are still being researched, but the reviews of inHarmony’s products speak for themselves.
Adding this kind of therapy into your daily routine or making it a part of your scheduled meditation and mindfulness practice can have both immediate and long-term positive effects on your mental, physical, and spiritual health journeys.
Craig Goldberg, Co-Founder, inHarmony Interactive