What are binaural beats?
A Binaural Beat is a piece of music in which two tones are played that deliver a different frequency to each ear. So the tones left and right are slightly different – higher or lower from each other. Note, Binaural Beats only work with headphones.
Because you register a different tone on the left than on the right, your brain wants to compensate for the tone.
For example, on the left you hear 55 hertz, and on the right 66 hertz, the difference tone is 11 hertz. Which causes your brain to vibrate at 11 hertz – thus putting you in an alpha state.
You have to imagine that every state of consciousness (ie being awake, driving, studying, meditating, etc.) reflects a certain vibrational frequency of our brain.
The five frequencies at which our brains vibrate are:
Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.
Gamma – 30 – 100 hertz – very alert, high awareness, memory
Beta – 14 – 30 hertz – energy, focus, active, concentration
Alpha – 9 – 13 hertz – physically and mentally relaxed, day dream status, visualization
Theta – 4 – 8 hertz – deep meditation, deep relaxation, creativity, trance, light sleep, deep daydream
Delta – 4 hertz – deep sleep, healing