Anyone else hate the idea of being trapped inside their own head, much less meditating within the depths of their personal black hole??? Sitting still is challenging. Sitting still, focusing on nothing and letting my mind wander into consciousness? Ummm, good luck. It takes everything not to fidget during Shavasana.
To be honest with you, I’ve gotta give credit to my psychic for this tip. I felt like I was given a secret key to unlocking meditating, making it doable for my lifestyle and ridding whatever mental hangup I had about it. Yes, I have a psychic… judge all you want, idgaf. She’s amazing.
She introduced me to Hemi-Sync and my wellbeing improved dramatically with meditating. Don’t knock it just because a psychic lead me to what I’ll call “Meditation for Dummies”, it only has to be as woo-woo and New Agey as you want to make it.
Hemi-Sync utilizes binaural beats, using specific sound waves to safely alter brain waves with layered patterns of sound. The result is a calm mind, bringing you to a meditative state without the fuss. You can read more about how it works here.
The best part? You don’t have to sit all criss-cross-applesauce, eyes closed and concentrating. You can, but it isn’t necessary. I’m actually listening to my fave non-guided meditation, Awakening Consciousness, as I write. Listening while performing monotonous tasks like cleaning or working on my computer helps me concentrate, be more productive, relaxes my mind, and puts me in a killer mood ( like a good mood, not an aggressive want to destroy things mood ).
Sometimes I’ll plug in while falling asleep, napping, or creating a zen environment in the tub. When I actually focus on meditating, I’m able to get incredibly deep into it. The BF is a complete skeptic of most of my crystal, high vibin’ habits but he actually digs listening to Hemi-Sync. He’s a serial entrepreneur type–never turns off, ever–and this is the ONLY thing that can get his mind to wind down.
Occasionally my brain twitches while listening, like a happy twitching dance. It releases any tension I have, particularly my face, scalp, and neck. I was legit obsessed with meditating once I found binaural beats!
You can find binaural beats on YouTube, I haven’t found anything I’ve enjoyed as much as my Hemi-Sync audio though… I own 4 or 5? They’re offered in a variety of categories ranging from stress reduction, concentration, creativity, and ADD/ADHD to name a few.
I suggest Hemi-Sync to my high-stress clients who have little free time and need an easy way to relax and unwind in between a hectic schedule.
Meditation has the ability to boost your health, happiness, and self-control while improving productivity and brain function. If you think about it, it’s just as necessary for overall wellbeing as working out or eating well. I notice when I’m consistent, my skin glows more. Not to say meditating will lead you to the skin of your dreams, but a happy girl who feels less stressed will always radiate her internal wellbeing outward.
So what’s stopping you from making it ridiculously easy to meditate??? I highly suggest getting on the Hemi-Sync mailing list, they’re always having sales. They’re offering 20% off with “20OFF” at the time of writing this, too! A handful of their selections are available on Amazon as well.
If you want an easy way to chill out with the benefits of meditation, binaural beats are seriously one of the best ways to get started. I’m a convert.