Meditation frequency

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Meditation frequencies are audio frequencies that are claimed to cause mind-altering effects in humans and are often used in settings for sensory deprivation and for meditative or religious purposes. These frequencies are often known as audible waves ranging anything from 3 Hz to 30.000 Hz.[citation needed]

Despite frequencies only from 20 Hz to 20.000 Hz being hearable, it is claimed that frequencies beyond this range can alter perception in a similar manner as psychoactive substances. Binaural beats and monaural beats effects can only be fully manifested with the use of headphones or earphones as it is easier for the frequencies to be processed by the brain and have the intended effect.[citation needed]

There are 2 types of meditation frequencies. Monaural beats (like colors of noise as well as shamanic frequencies) and binaural beats.[citation needed]

Binaural beats

There are 6 types of binaural beats: delta waves, theta waves, mu waves, alpha waves, beta waves and gamma waves.[citation needed] All of these types have their own effects and some research suggests they can have psychological benefits, especially for people who have problems with trauma and stress.[citation needed]

  • Delta waves are associated with deep sleep cycles and the release of physical awareness.[citation needed]
  • Theta waves are associated with the heavy relaxation that comes from frequent, deep meditation.[citation needed]
  • Mu waves are associated with a state of physical rest, stillness, immobility.[citation needed]
  • Alpha waves are associated with a restful and relaxed state that exists when both entering and exiting sleep.[citation needed]
  • Beta waves are associated with concentration and moderate alertness.[citation needed]
  • Gamma waves are associated with alertness and sensitive perception.[citation needed]

Subjective effects

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Physical effects

Visual effects

Auditory effects

Multi-sensory effects

Transpersonal effects

Experience reports

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Meditation frequencies are not shown to have any toxic or physically harming potential to the human body. However frequent auditory exposure to high or low meditation frequencies may cause hearing loss or visual snow syndrome [1]

Binaural beats can also affect heart rhythms, so anyone with a pacemaker or heart problem should be cautious when using them. Individuals who are interested in binaural beats should consult a doctor before use.

See also

External links


  • Gupta, A., Ramdinmawii, E., & Mittal, V. K. (2016, December). Significance of alpha brainwaves in meditation examined from the study of binaural beats. In 2016 International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication (ICSC) (pp. 484-489). IEEE.


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