Music is an important part of our lives.
What if we choose the music we listen to more intentionally, with specific goals in mind? Instead of choosing music out of habit or as background filler, music can be played strategically to enhance brain function.
In this video I describe how I choose music throughout the day to support the activities I do. For example, slow, repetitive patterns enhance my meditations; novel, complex music focuses my mind; alpha tempos with mild variability calm me; and sparse, slowly evolving tones empty my mind and prepare me for sleep.
Find out how you can optimize your day by choosing the best music for you.
In this video REI creator, Jeff Strong shares a simple technique that people with ADD or active minds can use to get into their deepest meditations. Unlike the age-old 4/4 techniques that work for everyone else, adding rhythmic complexity and novelty helps the active mind successfully reach a deep meditative state.
In this video, REI Creator Jeff Strong describes what tempo and types of rhythms are needed to entrain the brain to the alpha state of consciousness for calming or focusing. He also plays his trusty gonga drum to demonstrate how three different alpha tempos feel.
You can learn more at drumhealing.com.
Traditional drum healing techniques all use tempos within the theta range. This video explores the nuances of the various tempos and describes how to approach entraining with drumming rhythms and compares this to how REI entrains to the alpha state.
You can learn more on how to play the drums therapeutically at drumhealing.com