MAY, 2022

Tech-Assisted Meditation Explained

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.

Important Frequencies

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.

Practice Mindfulness

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.

"This is a great way to battle stress, calm the body and the brain, and bring yourself back
into harmony."

- 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.

In Review

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.

"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."

- Craig Golberg

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

Sound has a large effect on the brain and the cells in the body. This is because all sound is vibration, and every object in the universe vibrates at different frequencies. Frequencies are measured in Hertz (Hz) which is essentially the number of times an object vibrates within one second. Brainwaves are also measured in Hz, and are separated into five different categories:  
  • - 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.

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In Review

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.

Craig Goldberg, Co-Founder, inHarmony Interactive