Guided Meditation Explained

May 20, 2011

Have you ever tried to meditate and failed miserably? Controlling your mind is one of the most difficult disciplines out there – your mind begins to wander, your ear suddenly develops an itch and then you begin to notice the leaky tap down the hall. Sound familiar? Well you are not alone – meditation is notoriously hard to get into, especially for beginners. If you are learning how to meditate or are finding it hard to concentrate and focus guided meditation may be the easiest way of getting you into the right frame of mind. ntpages decided to find out more about the benefits of guided meditation by chatting to Alan Hewitt from Earth Star Publishing, who distribute the guided meditation Holosync® Solution locally.

Firstly, why would anyone need to meditate?

“Many of us are living fast paced lives where it is easy to lose sight of what is important – our overall health, emotional well being and happiness. Meditation can help us to refocus on these aspects of our life and connect with our inner selves.”

What are the benefits of meditation?

“Meditation has a whole host of benefits including reducing stress, overcoming anxiety and depression, encouraging restful sleep and improving your ability to learn, concentrate and focus.”

What exactly is guided meditation?

“Traditionally, guided meditation has been achieved with the aid of a person or voice which helps your subconscious to reach a point of deep contemplation, relaxation and reflection. More recently, audio technology has been developed that takes people into much deeper meditative states with no conscious effort.”

Is meditating difficult?

“Truly relaxing using traditional methods is actually quite difficult – your brain and body can both be quite active, so it can be difficult to tune out and meditate. The unique audio technology on our meditation CD does help you in this process.”

What makes your CD so special?

“Our CD makes use of sophisticated Holosync® neuro-audio technology, developed by Centrepointe Research Institute, which synchronises or balances both brain hemispheres by stimulating particular electrical patterns in the brain. These promote entry to a desirable mental, emotional and spiritual state.”

How can sound alter a listener’s state of mind?

“Dr. Gerald Oster from Mt. Sinai Medical Centre in New York developed this notion that electrical brain wave patterns resonate to certain precise frequencies when presented with audio tones of certain frequencies. The guided meditation we offer builds on this theory to improve the success of our relaxation techniques.”

What are the primary benefits of this approach?

“The primary benefit is a dramatic acceleration of positive results in their meditation and relaxation techniques and practice. Many of our clients report more change in a single year of using our program than in ten or fifteen years of traditional meditation.”

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People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills… There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind… So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. — MARCUS AURELIUS