Article by Asa Stevenson
This article is specifically for those of you who recognize and want to experience the benefits of meditation, but who can’t seem to meditate properly I’m going to tell you how I am finally able to enjoy the benefits of Zen meditation through a process called binaural meditation.
My Zen Meditation Journey
For most of my adult life, I’ve had an interest in Zen meditation. After I graduated high school, I developed a keen interest in Zen philosophy, an interest which eventually lead me to make a pilgrimage to Kyoto, Japan, where I visited Zen Buddhist temples and took part in Zen meditation retreats.
During these retreats, against the backdrop of ancient temples, precisely manicured Japanese gardens, and among devout Buddhist monks with orange robes and shaven heads, I finally experienced the levels of relaxation, spiritual awakening, heightened awareness I had been reading about for so many years.
Inspired by this unforgetable experience, I took my newfound insight and spiritual awakening back home, only to find that within a matter of weeks, my sense of clarity began to disolve, drowned out by the sights and sounds of the modern world and the distractions of my daily life. As much as I tried, I was unable to repeat the deep meditative experience I experienced during my travels in Japan.
In a sense, this is not surprising since I have always struggled with a short attention span bordering on ADD, and a restless mind and body whose most difficult challenge is to sit still Perhaps it is these personality traits that have fueled my interest in Zen meditation over the years. I know it’s good for me. I just have difficulty doing it
The Benefits of Binaural Meditation
Several months ago, I learned about binaural meditation. This form of meditation uses binaural beats to quickly and painlessly achieve a level of relaxation, centeredness, and present-moment clarity that is the aim of Zen meditation practice.
Binaural beats is the scientifically verified phenomenon of two slightly different audio tones heard separately by each ear, which casues the brain to tune into one of five specific frequencies. Successful Zen meditation results in the brain reaching the Alpha brainwave frequency, which is the state that results in a sensation of relaxation, centeredness, heightened awareness, and lack of stress.
Binaural meditation has changed my life. Now, instead of struggling, and usually failing, to sit still and quiet my mind, I simply sit in a comfortable chair or lie down on the floor, put my headphones on, play a binaural beat audio that was created to tune into the Alpha frequency, and let the relaxing sounds take me into a deep state of relaxation.
Binaural meditation now unfailingly allows me to achieve the same sensation on a daily basis that I had to journey all the way to Japan to experience once in my life. I’m now definitely able to go through my day more relaxed and with greater clarity and awareness. And since I experience these states more often, I’ve gradually become able to achieve them more frequently even without listening to the binaural audios, even though I usually do so for a few minutes each day, simply because it is enjoyable and relaxing to do so.
If, like me, you want to experience the benefits of Zen meditation but have become frustrated by difficulty meditating, give binaural meditation a try. Follow this link to my favorite source where you can obtain sample binaural beats and experience how easy it actually is to achieve a meditative state without struggle Visit http://www.binauralstimulation.info
About the Author
I am a holisic health practicioner and yoga instructor with an interest in Eastern philosophy, Zen meditation, nutrition, and personal development. My many hobbies include surfing, music, travel, and writing.
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