Friday, September 22, 2017

What is the science behind Mantra chanting?



There are a number of different “sciences” behind mantric chanting. Some of these are the “hard” science—physics, psycho-acoustics, etc. Some of these are spiritual sciences such as the different yogic practices that work with sound. I write about many of them in Healing Sounds.

On one level, one can see that mantric chanting, as observed years ago by Dr. Herbert Benson, helps induce the “relaxation” response, causing reduction of heart beat, brain waves and respiration. On another level, as Dr. David Shananoff-Khalsa believes, mantric recitation enables the tongue to stimulate the acupuncture meridians inside the mouth (particularly on the roof), thus enhancing help. Dr. Ranjie Singe found that the chanting of specific mantras caused the release of the hormone melatonin and is investigating the importance of this in the healing process. He has found that there are many benefits including shrinkage of tumors and enhanced sleep because of this. He writes about this in his book Powerful Self Healing Techniques.

It’s also been found that self created sounds such as chanting will cause the left and right hemispheres of the brain to synchronize. Such chanting will also help oxygenate the brain, reduce our heart rate, blood pressure and assist in creating calm brainwave activity. In addition, listening to certain chants has great beneficial effects.

Dr. Alfred Tomatis has utilized the sounds of Gregorian Monks to stimulate the ears, brain and nervous systems of clients. His work is very important with regard to the scientific and medical uses of sound and chant. He found that certain sounds that are particularly high in vocal harmonics will stimulate and charge the cortex of the brain and the nervous system. Some years ago, there was a very popular recording of Gregorian chanting that occurred just when this research was being made public. I know that many other types of chanting from different traditions have very similar effects. These are just a few of the hard physical phenomenon of mantric chanting that have been observed. There certainly are others, as well.

Some believe that the recitation of sacred mantras actually causes the physical and etheric bodies to change their vibrational frequency level-becoming more attuned if you like, with divine energy. Thus, when one chants a mantra for an extended period of time, to invoke, for example some deity, the higher energies of that deity will encode itself upon the chanter. This is one purpose for much mantric chanting—to become one and unite with the energy of the deity that one is chanting for. If the person has some sickness or imbalance, this imbalance can frequently be released by having the energy of the deity encode itself upon the person. This actually comes from the concept of vibrational (as opposed to allopathic) medicine, which is the basis of many healing modality, including homeopathy and acupuncture—that all the universe including our bodies, is simply made of vibration—a concept, incidentally, that the new Superstring theory of physics supports. Everything is in a state of vibration and when we are in a natural, resonant vibration, we are in a state of health. But if some part of the body begins to vibrate at a counter frequency, the energy becomes stuck and disease sets in. Therefore, by mantric chanting, one can cause stuck energy to become released, and we can return to our natural state of resonance, effecting a cure.

I have, incidentally, observed this phenomenon many times during workshops. We will be reciting a mantra to invoke a specific entity—perhaps Tara, Tibetan Goddess of Compassion for example, in order to better embody the energy of compassion. However, during and after the process, I’ve seen people with chronic health problems emerge from the chanting quite healthy. It’s amazing.

There are of course, actual healing mantras as well as specific mantras to balance and align the chakras. The Bija Mantras are an example of this. We work with these in workshop and healings will also occur due to the balancing and alignment of the chakras. Chakras are the energetic wheels of light that transduce subtle energy into the body. They come from the Hindu tradition, but as my book Healing  Sounds notes, they are found in almost all of the esoteric traditions on the planet. Psychic and mystics from all different spiritual paths can sense—see, feel or hear these energy centers. We may not yet have scientific equipment that can adequately detect the chakras, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. And incidentally, the equipment to measure chakras is actually being perfected, so it is just a matter of time before the scientific and medical communities will acknowledge the chakras, as they are beginning to acknowledge acupuncture meridians.

There are 7 main chakras. For over 20 years, I have studied the use of sound to effect the chakras. It’s quite powerful—mantras are particularly effective at creating this of the chakras. Thus, one can use Bija mantric chanting as a preventative tool, or to help assist an imbalance.

1 Hour Sacred Chanting and Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation Music

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Incredible Healing Effects Of Tibetan Singing Bowls


It might come as a shock, but there are real reasons Singing Bowls have been used for centuries.
Turns out they’re not just for fun! Their whole purpose is to restore vibratory frequencies of the body, mind, and soul that are out-of-harmony and diseased. The sounds they emit work as a type of energy medicine that has been known to heal pain, depression, and stress disorders.

Interestingly, the healing process works by training the brain waves so as to synchronize with the sounds of the bowl. These unique tones emitted will prepare you for deep meditation, intuitive messages, as well as creative thinking. For those who have tried this technique before, you know the sonic waves emitted by these bowls awaken our ability to hear much more than what we would normally. As we listen to these sounds, we tend to feel them just as much as we hear them.

The director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, says,

“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”

So with all this interest, it begs the question: How exactly do these Singing Bowls work in the healing process?

In the east, health is looked at much differently than in the west; illness is thought of as a manifestation of disharmony within the body, such as an imbalance in the cells or a given organ. Having said that, since matter is energy that vibrates at different rates, the structure of matter can be changed when you alter the rate of vibration. The body is said to be healthy only when each cell and organ resonates in harmony with the entire body.

What these bowls do is cause the brain to switch to Theta brain wave frequencies that heighten one’s intuition, clarity of mind, as well as deep meditative and peaceful states. This positively affects our nervous system and engages our relaxation reflex while also inhibiting the pain or stress response.

When this alignment occurs, health and healing all come into balance, creating deep harmony within and without. This can easily lead to spontaneous healing. As the great Tibetan master, Bodhisattva Gwalwa Karmapa puts it so finely, these Singing Bowls emit the “sound of the void” which is really the sound of universe.

Given that the science behind this method is slowly being uncovered, modern medicine is just starting to measure as well as validate its ability to heal our body, mind, and soul.


1 Hour Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation Music

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BENEFIT OF LISTENING TO BINAURAL BEATS WHEN MEDITATING



The phenomena of binaural beats and brainwave entrainment can induce the same mental state associated with traditional meditation practice, but quickly.

Our brains have been called “random thought generators.” We think thoughts to the tune of 50,000 per day and up to 70% of those are believed to be negative. Negative thoughts cause chronic stress which in many real ways changes the function and structure of your brain.

Every thought you have changes neural pathways and the output of brain chemicals, creating a cascade of effects on health and emotional well-being. The best way by far to limit negative thoughts and reduce stress is with meditation. Even beginners will find meditation helpful.

Over 1,000 studies have shown that meditation can make you smarter, happier, and healthier. Regular meditation can reduce stress, stimulate new brain cell formation, and slow down the rate of brain cell aging.

But anyone who has tried traditional meditation can tell you that quieting your mind this way is not easy. It can take years to master. For those who struggle with focus and concentration, meditation can be frustrating and can become an additional source of stress.

In the past 50 years, technologies have been developed that can induce the same brainwave state as meditation by simply listening to certain sounds. the most popular form of sound technology used for this purpose is known as binaural beats. Using binaural beats bring about the same state as meditation, just in a much faster and easier way.

Mindvalley, one of the world’s largest personal development publishers, surveyed their customers to understand “why people don’t meditate.”
Their customers were certainly aware of the benefits of meditation.

So what were the obstacles to their actually practicing meditation?
According to the 400,000+ people who responded, the main reasons people don’t stick with a meditation practice are:

They can’t tame their mental chatter.
They can’t focus.
They feel physically restless.
It takes too long to get the desired results.

Using binaural beats provides an easy shortcut. All you have to do is put on a set of headphones or earbuds, relax, and listen. This brings the brain into the same state as deep meditation, very quickly.
(courtesy of https://bebrainfit.com)


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How do Binaural Beats increase your Intelligence

Binaural beats are a brainwave entrainment technology designed to put your brain into the same activity state as when you are meditating using traditional methods. Traditional meditation can be very difficult because it’s difficult to hold the mind’s focus, so many people miss out on its benefits. Brainwave entrainment puts you in the meditative state easily and quickly. It gives anyone a chance to use meditation as a tool for personal growth, relaxation or spiritual practice.

You’ve heard of the Mozart effect? People who listen to Mozart’s work tend to score higher on various cognitive tests and demonstrate higher mental performance. Binaural beats do the same thing: they help create a synchronicity between the brain’s hemispheres. This helps you think more holistically. Instead of being predominantly a left-brain analyst or a right-brain creative, you become a whole-brain thinker.

Although it seems like some far off science fiction technology, it really is possible to increase your IQ by listening to binaural beats. Actually, it’s not as far off as we may think as it’s already been proven that certain music such classical can actually improve brain function. But when we use binaural beats to increase our IQ, these sounds are specifically engineered and thus they are much more effective than other music for getting us smarter.

Although it’s not possible for us to obtain new levels of knowledge simply by using brainwave entrainment, it is possible for us to amplify the knowledge that we already have. This includes processing information faster, thinking more clearly, staying more focused, becoming more aware, and tapping into the storehouse of the subconscious which is much more powerful than the conscious mind. A combination of these things is essentially what increases our IQ and allows us to problem solve at a new levels beyond our current awareness.


The most interesting thing about increasing our IQ with binaural beats is that it has more to do with our physiology than our actual brain function. By regulating our physiology, and regulating our heartbeat, we can actually think much more clearly. This has to do with the flight or fight mechanism that has been passed down to us from our ancestors. When we are under any type of stress (which is the normal operating state for many of us), our frontal lobes shut down and even the simplest of tasks can become a challenge. By becoming in control of our physiology, we become in control of our feelings, our emotions, our state, our actions, and thus the results we produce. This frees up all of our wasted energy and allows us to direct it towards increasing our brain function.

By listening to IQ increasing binaural beats, your brainwaves will begin to resonate much more consistent and slowly lower into the alpha range. Once they are in this range the body will then begin to regulate itself and our physiology will begin to improve. Once this happens everything else will align and you will find yourself thinking on a much higher level than previously. If you were to take an IQ test and then take another test after 20 minutes of listening to these recordings, you will see a dramatic improvement in your test scores.

Using these recordings every day will also help you achieve whole-brain-functioning which has huge amounts of benefits. This is where you are able to access both sides of your brain and allow you to creatively problem solve where you would otherwise be more creative or more analytical.

The most important thing to remember when listening to these audios is to be aware of your breath. Take slow consistent breaths throughout the entire entrainment process and you will get much better results. Whether you are a student trying to get better grades, becoming better at your job, or just simply want to become smarter then listen to these audios a few times a week and you will begin to see permanent changes that will give you new skills to carry with you for the rest of your life.
(courtesy of binauralbrains.com & mindvalleyacademy.com)

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Sound of Silence – Remarkable Brain Entrainment to unlock the Unconscious Mind

Why is silence and stillness so powerful? What’s the benefit of silence? Here’s an exploration of the power of silence.

1.      Liberation from the inner noise
From the moment we wake, we are confronted with inner noise. This seemingly never-ending stream of thoughts, memories, daydreams and fears fully occupies the mind. It has become an omnipresent barrier that prevents access to the deeper levels of the mind that are characterized by natural quietness.

The mental chattering can occupy us to such a degree that we are no longer able to properly concentrate on the task at hand. The reduction of our attention span, however, is only a minor consequence of the inner noise. Something that weighs far heavier is the fact that the inner noise causes us to pore over worries without an end. It can be greatly troubling to be imprisoned within a vicious circle, unable to stop imagining horrible scenarios about the upcoming future.

Silence has the power to liberate us from the omnipresent chatter of the mind. It helps us to shift our attention from the past or future back to this present moment. By doing so, we start enjoying the beauty of the moment, instead of pondering about past mistakes we cannot make undone and worrying about things that haven’t even taken place.

2.      The great teacher within
Silence and stillness are not our enemies. They can be powerful allies and great teachers. We only need to listen.

Silence helps us to become more relaxed. The mind no longer has to filter and process unlimited streams of information. Additionally, the ongoing chatter of the mind is slowly reduced. Like a sea that is slowly coming to rest after a storm, silence slowly introduces tranquility and peacefulness to our stressed minds. It can further help us to clear our minds and encourages a state of clarity to emerge. Our thought processes are less driven by instincts, desires and the ego. Instead, they become more in tune with the intuition and a person’s true virtues.

The powerful effect of silence can help us to better understand what the teacher within has to say. There are many different descriptions for the teacher within. Some call it intuition others consider it to be a purer part of oneself. The whole concept can mean all kinds of different things to different people. However, labeling this source of wisdom from within is not important.

All that matters is that silence brings us closer in touch with an important source of wisdom, clarity and peacefulness.

3.       Connection to the true self
External stimuli and the unending mental chattering prevent us from ever being able to be who we truly are. Instead of being our authentic selves and living with integrity, we allow external influences to greatly shape who we are and how we behave. This whole process can happen entirely unbeknownst to us. Like sponges, our minds unquestioningly pick up all kinds of behaviors, opinions and perceptions from the world around us. Therefore, we are to a great extent products of our environments. During the course of many years, we slowly have lost touch with our true essence. We are no longer deeply connected with the true self that lies at the root of our being.

The true self is our ‘real self’ that is not influenced by external influences or the ego. It is our very core essence and our source of true authenticity. When we are connected to the purest part of ourselves, we let go of the defensive facade of the false self. Instead of chasing material possessions and running from our fears, the true self manifests a certain feeling of security and acceptance. It is a great source of peacefulness and calmness.

The power of silence helps us to (re-) connect with a more authentic part of ourselves. By overcoming external noise and internal chattering, something that usually lies dormant starts to unfold. It is a part of ourselves that does not surface while we’re busy watching TV, or while being thoughtlessly engaged in the chatter of our minds. Only in a state in which the mind is calm and perfectly still, the true self and its various manifestations come to the surface.

Silence is the most important requirement for this process. Meditation, however, can help the individual to perfect this process.

4.       Mental clarity
The ceaseless bombardment with information and the chattering of the mind clouds our consciousness. This kind of brain fog slows mental processes down and makes us act in a dull and emotional manner. Countless times in life we experience firsthand how emotions negatively influence the decisions we meet. Whenever we allow our emotions to take over or react blindly, negative consequences are almost always the result. Sooner or later we come to regret the decisions that we meet without having established mental clarity.

Through the act of regularly delving into silence, we can ground ourselves. Stillness of the mind helps us to establish and maintain mental clarity. By spending each day some time in silence, we can greatly increase the clarity of our mental processes. Doing so can have a profound impact in your life. Once accessed daily, this kind of clarity acts as a power source that fuels your actions throughout the day. You’ll be less inclined to experience mental fogginess. Also, the decisions you meet will become less emotional and response-driven.

5.      Inner peace
In a world of turmoil, silence can help us to reestablish peace within ourselves. To a large degree, we are unable to change what happens in the world around us. It is therefore all the more important to take great care how we react to these events. Even more so, it is crucial for our well-being that we find ways to calm the waves that were caused within by the various storms of the external world sweeping across our minds. Stillness can greatly help you to establish inner peace. It can help you to better cope with the things that happen around you by allowing you to maintain inner peace.

6.      Increased concentration
As already outlined, silence can help you to calm down and to enter a state of mental clarity. An excellent side-effect to this increased clarity lies in significant improvements of your concentration. If there is less mental chattering that distracts you, your ability to focus on a given task will increase tremendously. As a result of increased concentration levels, you will become a lot more productive at everything you do.

7.      Shifted attention from the irrelevant to the important
Far too often in life, our focus lies on entirely irrelevant things. We spend a great deal of our time chasing material things we don’t really need or try to impress people we don’t even like. Even more so, we also succumb to the temptation of engaging in entertaining but useless activities.

Silence can greatly help you to rebalance your value system. It will quickly shift your attention away from that which is unimportant to more meaningful aspect of your life. In doing so, silence can act as the catalyst that encourages us to spend more of our time for meaningful purposes.

(courtesy of planetofsuccess.com)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mystery and Origin of “Aum/OM” Mantra

Mystery and Origin of “Aum/OM” Mantra:

Albert Einstein once said,”Anyone who becomes seriously involved in the pursuit of science
becomes convinced that there is a spirit manifest in the laws of the universe — a spirit vastly
superior to man.”  This spirit is consciousness and omniscient. The universe is alive and we, the humans on this earth, are part of it.


“Aum” or “Om” chant (Mantra) is considered to be the primordial sound of the creation and it is thought that all languages emanates from this initial sound vibration, then world’s oldest language Sanskrit can clinch the title by expressing it in the symbol and in words through its Vedas and religious texts.

All Sanskrit mantras (sacred sound prayers) in India
begin with “Aum” or “Om”, and a meditating yogis or Shramanas may attest to the power of “Aum” or “Om” without any hesitation. Those who are involved in the technique of advanced meditation as practiced by an experienced yogi or meditating monks probably describes the power of Chanting Om mantra and many experts and teachers are said to believe that it activate the entire nervous system.

Ancient sages and seers had conquered this technique
and were able to see the past, present and future. The omniscient Mahavira, Buddha, Christ and many sages and seers have claimed that they can see past, present and future. In order to see past, present and future, one has to break the time and space barriers.

The references of “time travel” are found in various ancient texts of India but not taken seriously. An advanced meditation Practitioner achieves the “Transcendental Meditation stage” where their spiritual awakening reaches to the highest level so Saul or spirit develops the power to
leave the body or reenter the body at the will, thus freeing itself and breaks the barrier of time and space, and see and hear the things that ordinary mortal cannot. (Courtesy of: Bipin Shah)
https://youtu.be/bApDXw_r61c


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Divine Healing Frequency of Ancient Temples, Healing with Sound at 110Hz



Paul Devereux is a professor from Cambridge and an archaeo-acoustician who researches the area of archaeology and acoustics and who has visited ancient sites and temples analyzing the ritual use of sound.  He has also explores what happens to the brain when it is exposed to the frequency of 110Hz.  

Findings of MRI scans suggest that at exactly 110hz, the brain switches off the prefrontal cortex, deactivating the language center, and temporary switches from left to right-sided dominance, that is responsible for intuition, creativity, holistic processing, inducing a state of meditation or a trance. 

The Maltese Hypogeum is a temple hewn out of the rock during 3600-2500BC that covers some 500m2 with the lowest room being around 11 meters under the ground, mirroring Temples above the ground that are the oldest free standing structures on Earth. 

Testing that analyzed the sound within the Oracle Chamber in the Hypogeum found to match the same pattern of resonance at the frequency of 110Hz

Seven thousand years ago, a thousand years before the Egyptian pyramids, in the Mediterranean, in Malta, an amazing civilization seemed to be flourishing in peace and harmony for 2,500 years. 
They built the Maltese Megalithic Temples, had an advance knowledge not only of architecture but of sound rituals that induce a trance-like meditation or higher state of consciousness.  

Descending into the Hypogeum, one can re-connect with this culture that used overtone chanting, unearthly, angelic singing, bell ringing, singing balls, and drums to reach altered states of consciousness. These sacred musical rituals found their place in religions all around the world: within Christian Mass singing, Tibetan or Buddhist chanting, Hindu devotional songs.
The sound resonates through the bones within the Hypogeum.
The sound ritual was used to lead ‘devotees’ into trance-like meditation, increasing their emotional and social intelligence. 
Today, various studies suggest that the long-term practice of meditation sculpt the brain towards more patient, emotionally balanced, and creative individuals.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Why listening to AUM chanting is the Key to Meditation


How often have you found it difficult to have a deep meditation? There may be times when simply sitting with eyes closed does not help. Or even if we are able to meditate well, we definitely want to enhance our experience. That is when listening to AUM chanting can play an important role.

Listening to AUM chanting is so powerful and help us to move into the inner, silent space effortlessly. The purpose of listening to AUM chanting is to bring silence in the mind. When that happens, we find it easier to meditate.

The center core of our existence is bliss, positivity and joy but it is surrounded by a cloud of negative energy. AUM chanting removes this cloud of negativity. Chanting charges up the atmosphere with positive vibrations and in such a space, meditation becomes natural and effortless.

We worry so much about everything in life, but what exactly is worry? It is nothing but a repetitive thought about something in the past or an anxiety about the future. And our mind keeps oscillating between past actions and future events and gets caught up in a swamp of worries. :Listening to AUM chaqnting come to our rescue, save us from continuous botherations and help bring our mind to the present moment. It is then we enjoy a deep experience in meditation.

Although you can start your journey any time of the day, morning time is a good idea. Start with listening to AUM chanting in the video. AUM chanting adds beauty to meditation. Little can be understood about this in words – you truly need to experience it yourself.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

How and Why OM (AUM) chanting transforms your mind

How and Why OM (AUM) chanting transforms your mind
Om is described as the king of all mantras. The Latin omne, which means everything or anywhere, is closely linked to Om. Om consists of a single syllable, and appears very simple at first glance. However, Om is far more complex than any other mantra. The spelling AUM (closely linked to the Christian “Amen”) is often used, and is closer to the pronunciation of the mantra (aaaooouuummm). A is pronounced nasally. If you try to pronounce the letters A-U-M individually, you can clearly feel the vibrations in your body.

The clearer you can make the sounds, the stronger the vibrations. And each of them is like a mantra in itself. Try closing your eyes and focus on the sounds and your body. Then it is easier to notice what is happening inside your body. When you connect with “mmm”, you can feel it in your whole skull, and every tiny blood vessel and nerve in your brain become vitalized. This is why AUM has such a huge impact on your mental state. It also has the ability to modify and even transform your whole mind and thoughts. AUM strengthens your concentration and makes you feel relaxed, and when you are in such a state your brain produces more alpha waves giving you a sense of peace and comfort.

While AUM is the most effective mantra of all, there’s nothing mysterious or occult about it. You already know AUM. Indeed every human on Earth knows AUM, for it is composed of universal sounds that transcend both religious as well as cultural borders. When was the last time you said; aaaa / ahhh, oooo / or ohhh mmmm-hmmm?

AUM is vibrations of the universe, and this is Brahma (creative power). Therefore AUM is sometimes called pranava – it carries or brings the prana, which is the energy of all living things.

Friday, June 23, 2017

How to do AUM Chanting - Step by Step Guide

How to do AUM chanting - Step by Step Guise
Aum is a universal mantra for all people and one not need the initiation of a master or guru to reap it’s endless benefits.

1) Sit comfortably either in Padmasana or Artha Siddhasana or Sukhasana.

2) Place your hands upon your thighs, and palm’s facing upwards.

3) Hold Yoga Mudra in both hands and eyes should be closed. Inhale slowly through your nose, once your lungs is full exhale from your mouth by pronouncing AUM until your full breath come out from the lungs.

4) All three word chanting should be approximately equal in time. While chanting Aaaaaa focus vibration one inch below your navel. It is the Manipura Chakra, one of the seven chakra in human body.

5) When you chant Uuuuuu focus vibration in chest area. It is the Anahata Chakra.

6) After that close you mouth and chant Mmmmmm. When chanting focus vibration in your throat and nose.

7) Similarly continue deep inhalation by nose and exhalation through mouth with chanting AUM.

*To experience the full benefit of AUM chanting to be done 15 minutes in morning and 15 minutes  in evening.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8 Remarkable Health Benefits of AUM Chanting

8 Remarkable Health Benefits of AUM Chanting
1. AUM chanting is a potent tonic which increases the efficiency of the human organism in a profound manner.
2. By chanting this word OM or AUM one can achieve ultimate self-realization.
3. The repetiton of Aum leads to excellent mental and physical health.
4. This chant helps to improves the production of endorphin so making you fell relaxed and refreshed every time.
5. It has positive effect for cardiac vascular health lowering blood pressure and increasing efficiency of all the cells and organs in the body.
6. In essence AUM relaxes and rejuvenates the mind increasing concentration and memory therefore the ability to learn.
7. It helps in Cleansing the mind.Controlling the emotions.
8. It relives the stress levels by supplying more oxygen to the body. So you get relive from stress related headaches.






Monday, June 19, 2017

AUM Chanting at 110hz Discover the lost secret of Ancient Temples


One of the most popular misconception about AUM chanting is that it is religious. On the contrary, it is the most universal syllable because it neither refers to any particular religion nor God. The first impulse to emerge from the silence of the absolute, was the sound AUM. Even the Bible and modern science agree that the initial spark of creation came from sound or vibration. The Gospel, according to John says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God … and the Word was made flesh.”

AUM is a one-word mantra and yet the most powerful mantra. It is the essence of all mantras. As a rule, every mantra begins with AUM, otherwise, it is considered as incomplete. Potency of the mantras increases due to AUM, hence it is regarded as the king of all mantras. This is an auspicious mantra through which we can experience the spiritual forces or the vibrations or the special kind of sensations in our body. It not only gives material benefits, but spiritual ones as well.

Six-thousand-year-old ancient temples are giving up acoustic clues for modern scientists. Intriguing new research on ancient temples in Malta and highlighted by the Old Temples Study Foundation.
"We may be hitting on one of those 'lost secrets'," says Linda Eneix, President of The OTS Foundation, dedicated to archaeology research and education related to the ancient temples of Mediterranean Malta.
Located south of Sicily, the islands of Malta and Gozo are home to megalithic structures that were created by a highly developed people more than a thousand years ahead of Stonehenge and the pyramids.
A consortium called The PEAR Proposition: Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research are pioneers in the field of archaeo-acoustics, merging archaeology and sound science. Directed by Physicist Dr. Robert Jahn, the PEAR group set out in 1994 to test acoustic behavior in megalithic sites such as Newgrange and Wayland's Smithy in the UK. They found that the ancient chambers all sustained a strong resonance at a sound frequency between 95 and 120 hertz: well within the range of a low male voice.
In subsequent OTSF testing, stone rooms in ancient temples in Malta were found to match the same pattern of resonance, registering at the frequency of 110 or 111 hz. This turns out to be a significant level [right] for the human brain. Whether it was deliberate or not, the people who spent time in such an environment were exposing themselves to vibrations that impacted their minds.
Sound scientist, Prof. Daniel Talma of the University of Malta explains: "At certain frequencies you have standing waves that emphasize each and other waves that de-emphasize each other. The idea that it was used thousands of years ago to create a certain trance -- that's what fascinates me."
Dr. Ian A. Cook of UCLA and colleagues published findings in 2008 of an experiment in which regional brain activity in a number of healthy volunteers was monitored by EEG through different resonance frequencies.
Findings indicated that at 110 hz the patterns of activity over the prefrontal cortex abruptly shifted, resulting in a relative deactivation of the language center and a temporary switching from left to right-sided dominance related to emotional processing. People regularly exposed to resonant sound in the frequency of 110 or 111 hz would have been "turning on" an area of the brain that bio-behavioral scientists believe relates to mood, empathy and social behavior.
Although archaeologists had not found an explanation for such sophisticated engineering suddenly blossoming nearly six thousand years ago, Prof. Richard England, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, sees an evolution:
". . . a gradual growth, from the cave to the tomb. The idea of continuity comes from an underground architecture. Gradually from these ovular rock-hewn spaces, man moved above ground, and above ground he fashioned an architecture of the living which followed the form of an architecture for the dead."
"Once you know what you are looking for, you can see these same ceiling curves in natural caves in Malta." Eneix observes. "It's logical that the ancient temple builders observed the echoes and sound characteristics in the caves and came up with the idea of recreating the same environment in a more controlled way. Were they doing it intentionally to facilitate an altered state of consciousness? There is a lot that we are never going to know."

Friday, May 19, 2017

Words of Wisdom ~ Conquer your Fears


Words of Wisdom ~ Conquer your Fears
Dear Friends,
Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.
Tobias

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE UNIVERSAL TRUTH OF THE AUM SOUND

One of the most popular misconception about AUM chanting is that it is religious. On the contrary, it is the most universal syllable because it neither refers to any particular religion nor God. The first impulse to emerge from the silence of the absolute, was the sound AUM. Even the Bible and modern science agree that the initial spark of creation came from sound or vibration. The Gospel, according to John says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God … and the Word was made flesh.”

AUM is a one-word mantra and yet the most powerful mantra. It is the essence of all mantras. As a rule, every mantra begins with AUM, otherwise, it is considered as incomplete. Potency of the mantras increases due to AUM, hence it is regarded as the king of all mantras. This is an auspicious mantra through which we can experience the spiritual forces or the vibrations or the special kind of sensations in our body. It not only gives material benefits, but spiritual ones as well.

Simple Benefits of AUM Chanting
The initial benefits of chanting AUM include: a calming effect in the body and mind; the heart will regulate itself and the breathing will naturally slow down.
You will achieve the first stage of meditation by drawing your attention away from external noise, and things, bringing your awareness within; you will feel a pleasant harmonic vibration within the body, especially in the heart, chest and forehead. Your concentration and brain functioning will improve. You will feel an indescribable sense of peace and well-being. Aum chanting is a wonderful way to introduce the body and mind to a more in depth meditative practice. You can also just continue to chant AUM, bringing your awareness deeper and deeper within yourself. Not all the positive results of AUM chanting appear to you right away. If you are looking for a spiritual awakening, especially, it will take many hours, many days in succession to feel the true benefits.

Scientific studies concluded the following benefits of AUM chanting:


Reduces Stress
 A study published in the International Journal of Yoga found that AUM chanting reduced activity in the limbic system, which is the portion of the brain associated with stress, emotions, learning, and motivation. By monitoring brain activity using a functional MRI machine, researchers found that AUM chanting relaxed the brain, and thus could reduce stress. Another study found that it could be used to treat depression.


Improves Concentration
If you’re familiar with meditation, I’m sure you can imagine how chanting a mantra like AUM could improve concentration. Yogic texts discuss the eight limbs or branches of yoga, and the sixth one is Dharana, the Sanskrit word for concentration. In practicing concentration, one can meditate and chant mantras in order to achieve maximum concentration. In this context, this means that the yogi is fully present and thus able to slow down the mind in order to either concentrate on one subject or to completely silence the mind.

Balance Your Emotions
If you’re ever feeling a little down or slightly off, chanting AUM can help you connect to the Self and balance your emotions. You may find that, as you chant, your mind starts to clear. This is because you’re concentrating on one thing: the sound or vibration that AUM gives off. Om holds the same frequency as that of everything in nature, allowing you to connect further and look inwards.

Improve Heart Health
In the past, meditation has been proven to improve heart health. If one practices chanting AUM multiple times in a row, this can be viewed as a form of meditation, especially because an integral part of chanting AUM is the silence endured afterwards. A study performed in 2006 looked at the effects of transcendental meditation (TM), a form of meditation whereby the practitioner continuously repeats a mantra, and concluded that TM can improve blood pressure and cardiac autonomic nervous system tone and decrease risk of coronary heart disease.

Improve Mental Alertness
A 2010 study looked into the effects chanting AUM has on the mind. Researchers found that chanting AUM resulted in a combination of both mental alertness and physiological rest. This makes sense given the fact that meditation and chanting can improve concentration!

Helps Rid Yourself of Negativity

Chanting AUM creates a positive vibration in the body, which can then attract positivity into your life. Chanting AUM allows you to focus on your third eye chakra and gaze inward, silencing your mind. If you find yourself engaging in negative self talk a lot or can’t seem to stop thinking, try chanting AUM a few times and see if that can help your mind slow down!

Watch the video below to experience the full power of the sound AUM recorded at the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum’s Oracle Chamber.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ancient secret revealed: Listening to chanting at 110HZ unlocks the hidden parts of your brain

Studies have focused on one room in the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum known popularly as "the Oracle Chamber" which has been shown to have its strongest sound resonance at 110HZ. Findings indicated that at 110 hz the patterns of activity over the prefrontal cortex abruptly shifted, resulting in a relative deactivation of the left-sided brain and "turning on" the right-sided brain, the side of intuition and creativity.

Listening to chanting at 110HZ moves your mind from your conscious thinking to the unconscious part of your brain, bring you in touch with your spiritual self. It relaxes you and removes your mind from all worries and anxieties, helping you tapping into the intuitive part of your brain, which will guide you to find new inspirations or solutions to problems.

Studies concluded the listening to chanting at 110HZ alters your mind and thinking. It unlocks the hidden part of your mind, your unconscious mind, resulting in unlocking a hidden power within you, bringing you in touch with your inner-self, your gut feeling, your intuitive side.

Experience these extraordinary revelations by listening to chanting at 110HZ recorded at the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum’s “Oracle Chamber" by watching the video below. It’s the perfect way to quiet and calm your mind before meditation.


Words of Wisdom ~ No Regrets in Life ~ Just Lessons Learned


Dear Friends,
Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.

Tobias

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Words of Wisdom ~ Hope will realize your Dreams

Dear Friends,

Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.
Tobias

Friday, May 12, 2017

Words of Wisdom ~ Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Dear Friends,

Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.

Tobias

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Words of Wisdom ~ Dealing with Worries

Dear Friends,

Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.

Tobias

Words of Wisdom ~ Facing Life’s Challenges

Dear Friends,

Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.

Tobias

Words of Wisdom ~ The Secret to a Happy Life

Dear Friends,

Inspirational quotes have a unique characteristic, they provide you a way forward, an actionable intelligence. They will help you provide clarity and direction in life. In this video you’ll find life inspiring quotes by the most influential spiritual leaders of all time like, Gautama Buddha, Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Jesus Christ, Confucius, Mohammed, Paramahansa Yogananda, etc.

They’ll share their wisdom with you through their quotes to guide you to find answers and solutions to your questions and struggles.  In this series we’ll address all areas of life where you might need some guidance and inspiration. Make these Words of Wisdom part of your life by praying or meditating on it.

Have a blessed life and may love, peace and happiness be with you all the time.

Tobias

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The remarkable benefits of chanting

Our ancient seers identified certain specific sound vibrations that bring the mind to a state of calmness and peace besides bringing other benefits. These sounds are called mantras. They allow the mind to dissolve and repose. “Mantras are as subtle as the air that creates ripples in the water as it gently moves over it (the water),” shares Bhanumathi Narasimhan, Sahaj Samadhi meditation teacher. These subtle, positive vibrations create that same field of positivity in us as well.

#1 Mantras create a shift from sound to silence

“The sound of someone crying can make us feel sad while the sound of someone laughing can trigger a sensation of joy in us. When the sounds of crying and laughing can affect us so much, mantras are much more powerful and help us to move into the inner, silent space effortlessly,” shares Bhanumathi. The purpose of sound in chanting is to bring silence in the mind. When that happens, we find it easier to meditate.

#2 Resonate with positive vibrations

Explains Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, “Just as protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom and electrons are only the periphery, same is with our lives; the center core of our existence is bliss, positivity and joy but it is surrounded by a cloud of negative ions. Mantras (Sanskrit chants) remove this cloud of negativity.” Chanting charges up the atmosphere with positive vibrations and in such a space, meditation becomes natural and effortless.

#3 Brings the mind to the present

In Sanskrit, it is said Mananatrayateiti mantra: Mantra is that which saves you from repetitiveness. Observe closely: we worry so much about everything in life, but what exactly is worry? It is nothing but a repetitive thought about something in the past or an anxiety about the future. And our mind keeps oscillating between past actions and future events and gets caught up in a swamp of worries.
Mantras come to our rescue, save us from continuous botherations and help bring our mind to the present moment. It is then we enjoy a deep experience in meditation.
(courtesy of artofliving.org)

By listening to the ancient chanting at 110hz in this video, you’ll experience these remarkable benefits of chanting.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Using Tibetan Singing Bowls to induce a Meditative state

Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries to deepen meditative states and alter consciousness. The harmonies and overtones that the Tibetan Singing Bowls produce, interact with a person's Body, Mind, and Spirit allowing a deep sense of peace and wellbeing. The benefit of an alternate state of consciousness is that when the brain is responding to the Theta Waves (a frequency which the bowls resonate) the Body, Mind, as well as the Spirit consciously reacts in sympathetic resonance,  thus allowing the body systems to become wholly aligned with the harmonious effects of these higher vibrational frequencies.

Whether you’re an experienced meditator or just embarking on your journey of discovering the wonderful world of meditation, using the Tibetan Singing Bowls to induce a Meditative state, will greatly enhance your meditation experience. The video below captures the pure sound of the singing bowls and you’re welcome to use this video for your daily meditation practice.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Christianity and Meditation

“Prayer is when you talk to God
Meditation is when you listen to God”
Diana Robinson

The Bible encourages meditation. Scripture uses two different Hebrew words to convey the idea of meditation, and together they are used fifty-eight times in the Bible. There is nothing wrong with meditating. It is a sound practice. There is nothing wrong with listening to God.

Tibetan Singing Bowls are an ancient brainwave entrainment tool that helps to quiet the mind. Because of the way that Tibetan bowls are made, they naturally resonate at multiple frequencies. This leads to the very apparent “beats” or waverings in the sound when the bowl is played. These wavering sounds entrain the brainwaves and calm the mind.
Listen to the Tibetan Singing Bowls in this video to quiet and calm your mind for an enriching meditation experience.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Words of Wisdom: Dealing with problems

Tibetan Singing Bowls are an ancient brainwave entrainment tool that help to quiet the mind. Because of the way that Tibetan bowls are made, they naturally resonate at multiple frequencies. This leads to the very apparent “beats” or waverings in the sound when the bowl is played. These wavering sounds entrain the brainwaves and calm the mind.
Listen to the Tibetan Singing Bowls in this video to quiet and calm your mind for an enriching meditation experience.

The Answer to Life's Challenges and Problems

“When facing life’s challenges and problems,
we stare into a mirror and all we see is the
problem staring back at us.
The secret is to close your eyes and quiet
your mind and you’ll see the solution behind
the mirror.” – Tobias

Tibetan Singing Bowls are an ancient brainwave entrainment tool that help to quiet the mind. Because of the way that Tibetan bowls are made, they naturally resonate at multiple frequencies. This leads to the very apparent “beats” or waverings in the sound when the bowl is played. These wavering sounds entrain the brainwaves and calm the mind.
Listen to the Tibetan Singing Bowls in this video to quiet and calm your mind for an enriching meditation experience.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The world's best kept secret: The Secret Healing Powers of the Tibetan Singing Bowls

The world’s best kept secret: The Secret Healing Powers of the Tibetan Singing Bowls
For centuries, the Tibetan people have practiced sound healing and consciousness transformation with a musical instrument known as a “singing bowl.” Modern science now reveals the healing secrets of these mystical metal bowls. The resonance produced by these hand-crafted bowls can measurably improve human immune function, lower heart rate and blood pressure, soothe pain in cancer patients, and drastically reduce stress levels. Indeed, the bowls dissipate stress to such a tremendous degree that the body becomes a perfect receptacle of deep healing.

Physical Healing through the Power of Sound

According to Shaman’s Drum magazine, shamanistic cultures use sound and chanting to induce trance states conducive to healing. The tones of Tibetan singing bowls synchronize sentient brain waves and create a therapeutic effect on the mind and body.

Diane Mandle, a certified sound healer in California, plays Tibetan singing bowls for clients to relieve their pain and stress. “I work with different patterns of sacred geometry, cellular anchoring that creates a path to memory of well-being,” she says. “Eventually, over a series of weeks, that pattern becomes hard-wired in the brain.”

Mandle’s clients describe intense healing experiences with the singing bowls. “Something profound happened,” says Laura Gallerstein. “I felt a breakthrough, like something really shifted inside me and I had clarity.” Another individual reported a pulse that dropped from above 80 to 68 after a singing bowl “concert.”

Michael Verilli, an osteopathic physician from Northampton, Massachusetts, describes how his stress and anxiety disappeared completely in response to the singing of the bowl.

“I relaxed into a profound sense of inner calm, peace, and oneness which I know to be the essential core of my living as a human being, and a true experience of deep inner healing,” Dr. Virilli says. “From this experience, I am convinced that the Tibetan singing bowls are an essential part of sound healing and an extremely valuable tool in integrative medicine today, especially for the healing of stress and for pain relief.”

Sound Healing: Profound Effects for Stress, Pain, Immunity, and Cancer Recovery

Science stands behind the effects of therapeutic sound. Dr. David Simon, medical director of the Deepak Chopra center in California, found that sound vibrations from Tibetan bowls is chemically metabolized into “endogenous opiates.” These substances act on the body as internal painkillers and healing opiates.

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of medical oncology and integrative medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, was introduced to singing bowls by a Tibetan monk patient.

Dr. Gaynor soon began using the bowls and other sound therapies to help his cancer patients — whether to relieve the stress and shock of diagnosis or to soothe the pain associated with chemotherapy and other treatments.

Dr. Gaynor has also conducted extensive research on how singing bowls can stimulate healing. Evidence suggests that the tones of the bowls stimulate physiological immunity.

“Sound can actually change our immune system,” explains Dr. Gaynor. “Our Interluken-1 level, which is an index of our immune system, goes up between 12 ½ and 15% after Gregorian chanting or listening to certain forms of music. And after listening to this music for 20 minutes, our immunoglobin levels in our blood are significantly increased.”

According to Dr. Gaynor, therapeutic sound affects our bodies on a cellular and sub-cellular level. “There is not an organ system in our body that is not affected by sound, music, and vibration,” he says. “Sound can help people who are sick, especially cancer patients.”
(Courtesy of: http://undergroundhealthreporter.com)

Make listening to the Tibetan Singing Bowls part of your daily routine to experience the full benefit of their secret healing powers, by watching the video below on a daily basis.


Monday, April 17, 2017

6 Ways to Benefit from Relaxation Meditation Music

1. Reducing Stress
Listening to soothing music that relaxes your body and elevates your mind can significantly reduce how much stress you feel. Relaxation music helps you connect to your inner peace. When you quiet your thoughts and feel your source of peace within.

2. Easier and Deeper Meditation
Listening to relaxation music helps to quiet the mind, allowing you to enter into the place of deep stillness and inner peace that meditation brings.

3. More Fulfilling Yoga
To get the most out of Yoga, you need to slow down your breathing and stay in the present moment. Relaxation music helps your mental chatter fade effortlessly away and you will find that you are able to reach each pose more deeply and hold them longer. Yoga then becomes a more enjoyable and more fulfilling experience.

4. Relax Your Body
Whether you're enjoying an acupuncture treatment, a deep massage, a Reiki session or sitting quietly in a garden or in nature, you will benefit more when you are deeply relaxed. Listening to relaxing music can help you let go and surrender to relaxation, it can inspire you as well, resulting in a deeper experience.

5. Healing and Renewal
It has been proven that when the body and mind are relaxed, the body's natural ability to heal itself is greatly enhanced. By listening to deeply relaxing music, you can assist your body to release its healing powers. Studies have shown positive benefits when patients listen to relaxing music before and after surgery.

6. Balance Your Life
In these busy times, it can be difficult to create a sense of balance in our lives. By listening to relaxation music, you can create a zone of peace that allows you to experience each day from a place of alignment with your true nature. 

By listening to the relaxing meditation music in the video below while observing a glorious sunrise over the ocean, you'll experience these 6 benefits as discussed above:


Friday, April 14, 2017

The Universal Truth that lies at the Heart of all Religion and Philosophy

Jesus Christ said “The Kingdom of Heaven lies within”(Luke17:21). He spoke a universal truth of love and peace, which lies at the heart of all Religion and indeed all Philosophy.


He didn’t come to teach religion, but a new way of living, living a life filled with Love and Peace, which is the foundation on which all religions are built on. And the only way to enter this heaven within you is through prayer or meditation.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Experience the untapped power of Meditation



What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.
Our life is the creation of our mind.

Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul.
Meditation is establishing that connection.

Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity.
Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.

Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the
universe will reflect it back to you.

The video below is a guide to get you started with your meditation practice
and journey to eternal Joy, Peace and Love.


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Benefits of Guided Meditation



In our frantic modern world, meditation is becoming more and more popular as people search for ways to relax, de-stress, accelerate their spiritual development and enhance their quality of life.
It's really no surprise that meditation is becoming so common nowdays, as it has so many positive benefits to offer.
One of the easiest ways to experience the overall benefits of meditation is to listen to a guided meditation. In this article, I will focus specifically on the benefits that guided meditation can bring to you, starting with everyone's favourite...

It's Effortless!
Meditation is an incredibly enjoyable, healthy and inspiring way to achieve inner peace, and guided meditations are, quite simply, the easiest way to meditate.
Traditional unguided meditation techniques, while wonderful in their own way, do require some effort on your part. It's your job to keep your mind focused and as clear as possible. But with guided meditation, you are guided into a state of meditation by spoken word guidance. Your guide will literally walk you through the process step by step.
Can you think of anything more effortless and relaxing than listening to tranquil music while you are guided into a state of deep meditation?
Guided meditation is not only easy, it is also a very powerful tool for personal development.

Meditation plus visualization:
The awesome power behind guided meditations
Where guided meditations get really interesting is in the way that they utilize the power of your imagination and the power of visualization to effect positive personal changes. This is one of the main benefits of guided meditation, and in this regard, guided meditations are even more powerful than traditional, passive meditation.

Visualization, or creative visualization as it is sometimes referred to, is the use of mental imagery to effect positive changes in your life. Visualization techniques are now widely employed in many fields such as the arts, sports, business, alternative medicine, religious practices, psychotherapy and self-improvement.
As Denis Waitley, coach to both Olympic champions and Apollo astronauts once said:

"The mind cannot tell the difference between an actual,
 ‘real-life’ event and a vividly imagined one."

Guided meditations help you to vividly imagine positive experiences that represent, either directly or symbolically, whatever changes you wish to express in your life.
During a guided meditation you are in such a deep state of relaxation that the imagery you are guided to visualize becomes very vivid indeed. Immersing yourself in a guided meditation while listening to positive suggestions is a blissful experience that results in real and immediate benefits. You’ll feel better; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Of course, different people have different goals and needs, and with that in mind, guided meditations can be tailored to achieve specific outcomes such as:

• Improving clarity in life
• Spiritual development
• Experiencing elation, freedom and expanded awareness
• Emotional and physical healing
• Enhancing creativity
• Profoundly deep relaxation
• Increasing confidence and personal empowerment
• Opening the heart and healing relationships
• Curing negativity or self defeating behaviours
• Improving performance in business or sports
• Resolving psychological difficulties


A well crafted guided meditation often includes positive suggestions and positive visualizations that cause you to have an inner experience of the changes you are seeking to realize in your outer life.
Why is this so important? Let’s allow The Buddha to answer that question for us:

"The mind is everything.
What you think you become."

Guided meditations help you to achieve a state of deep inner stillness, so that your mind can be cleared of clutter and unwanted thoughts, and then filled with vivid visualization experiences that effect positive personal changes.
Particularly well crafted guided meditations may also make use of symbolic imagery, so as to connect with the deeper, more abstract levels of your mind in an effort to encourage profound healing and personal development breakthroughs. (Courtesy of: http://www.the-guided-meditation-site.com/)
Feel free to watch and share this video and experience the enlightening benefits of guided meditation.