Meditation is the process by which one's mind is taken towards a deeper state of relaxation. The process involves focusing one's mental attention towards a single point, to fight the thoughts that cause the mind to drift away. The different types of meditation consist of different psychological processes intended to help one achieve a higher state of consciousness. It is practiced with the aim of achieving self-awareness and peace of mind.
Holosync meditation involves listening to music that consists of binaural beats, which possess the capacity to change a person's state of consciousness. During this form of meditation, a person is made to listen to beats of two different tones at the same time. One's mind processes the difference in tones as a lower frequency binaural tone. These audio signals cause the mind to resonate and bring about a change in one's brain wave pattern. It is the tonal frequencies of these sounds that affect the conscious state of one's mind.
Bill Harris developed this meditation in the '80s, to be used as the means for personal growth and a vehicle to bring a positive change in one's living.
This type of meditation differs from traditional meditation in many respects.
- Firstly, it does not require absolute silence.
- Minor distractions cannot break the meditative state.
- With this meditation, one requires minutes to acquire a meditative state, as opposed to hours required in the traditional method.
The benefits one is likely to experience with the practice of this type of meditation include, better quality of sleep, reduced stress, increased happiness, improved relationships, increased productivity, and improved mental abilities. Though the benefits are similar to those reaped from traditional meditation, the difference is in the time in which the effects start showing. Holosync meditation gives fast results.
The plasticity of the brain waves is said to increase through the practice of Holosync meditation. It is comparatively easier to practice, yet as rewarding as any other form of meditation.