drumming meditation

Calm at 7 Beats-Per-Second

In this video, I play my Gonga drum at 7 beats-per-second to create calm. This tempo results in a more meditative calm than the regular 8 beats-per-second pace I use for my clinical REI music.

You can watch this video where I play at 8 beats-per-second to compare the two tempos at https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-your-anxiety/

If you want to play at 7 beats-per-second, set your metronome to 105 beats per minute and play 4 drumbeats for each metronome click.

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs athttps://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Calm with an Udu drum

In this video, I play a claypot Udu drum to calm your nervous system. The sound of this drum is much sharper than the soft, rounded tone of the Gonga drum that I most often play, but the rhythms will still calm you.

If you wish, compare the calming effects of this Udu track with a recent track I played on the Gonga at: https://www.stronginstitute.com/calm-your-anxiety/

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs athttps://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Drum Healing course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Is 3 Beats-Per-Second the Best Tempo for Dissociative Out of Body Experiences?

A recent article in Nature suggests that when someone is experiencing a dissociative state (also known as an Out-of-body experience) the rhythm deep inside their brain is a 3 beat-per-second rhythm. Mind you, the article is based upon a single human subject with a seizure disorder whose brain stimulation implant induced the 3 beat-per-second rhythm at the beginning of the subject’s epileptic seizure. The beginning of a seizure commonly contains an aura— a host of symptoms that can include out-of-body sensations, dizziness, and hallucinations, among other physical symptoms.

But what if a 3-beats-per second tempo could be beneficial for meditation? This is a much slower tempo than the traditional 4 beat-per-second shamanic rhythm used to achieve an altered state of consciousness. In this video, we do an experiment so you can see if a 3 beat-per-second rhythm allows you to achieve a dissociative state or out-of-body experience.

Keep in mind that brainwave entrainment to such a deep state can take time to achieve. Download the track below and try it a few times to see if you are able to have a more profound experience over time.

3 Beat-per-second drumming for an out-of-body experience.

Learn how to use techniques like these in my Beyond Shamanism course at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Try This to Fall Asleep Fast

In this video, I describe how playing fast drumming rhythms can transition your brain to help you fall asleep.

Download or stream the drumming-only audio

Read the sleep study article here: https://www.stronginstitute.com/resources/rei-for-sleep-cns-arousal-using-auditory-rhythm/

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Alpha or Theta State for Meditation: Which is better?

Conduct an experiment to see if you prefer alpha or theta tempo drumming for your meditations. In this video, I play my gonga drum at 8 beats-per-second to drive your brain into the low end of the alpha state. Then I play rhythms at 5 1/2 beats-per-second to facilitate low-mid theta.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/drum-healing-course/

Listen to my music for free at https://www.brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at https://www.stronginstitute.com/rei-custom-program/

Try This if You Struggle Getting Into an Altered State of Consciousness When You Journey or Meditate

In this video, I describe why many people have trouble getting into a meditative or shamanic state of consciousness when journeying and how to fix it. I then guide you on a journey using this technique so you can feel the difference for yourself.

Learn more techniques to enhance your shamanic journeys at https://www.stronginstitute.com/training-courses/beyond-shamanism-course/

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Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com

You Need to Do These 3 Things if You Want a Successful Shamanic Journey

In this video, I share the 3 core components of a shamanic journey and describe what they do and why they are important for you to have a successful experience. I also guide you on a short journey to help you see what your body needs.

Learn to play the drum for healing at https://www.stronginstitute.com/blog/drum-healing-course/ Listen to my music for free at brainshiftradio.com

Learn more about my auditory brain stimulation programs at reicustomprogram.com

Boost Your Cognition With These Complex Drumming Rhythms

In this video, I play complex, unpredictable rhythms on my Gonga drum to increase gamma wave activity for cognition, memory, and problem solving.

For more about using drumming rhythms to boost gamma waves, check out this video: https://youtu.be/B6hu6oXaau8

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Are You a Sensitive Person? Try this to calm your emotions and nervous system

In this video, I calm your emotions and sensory system with mildly variable rhythms played at the low end of the alpha state of consciousness. Whether you are a highly sensitive person, have sensory processing sensitivity, or are an empath, this will help you feel more resourceful and less overwhelmed.

If you find yourself overwhelmed by sensory stimulus, I encourage you to check out my REI for Sensitive People Program or REI Custom Sensory Processing Program.

The REI for Sensitive People Program includes an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee, so you have no risk in trying it.

The REI Custom Sensory Processing Program is ideal for children with sensory sensitivities.

Open Your Mind with This 5 Beats-per-second Frame Drum Meditation with Jeff Strong

Sit back, close your eyes, and let your mind open to possibility and inspiration.

In this video, I play a frame drum at 5-5.5 beats-per-second – the low end of the theta state of consciousness – to help you open your mind to inspiration. I have added one of my favorite Brain Shift Radio ambient tracks on top of my rhythms. Got to love those Adriatic Mara Birds!

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