- 1. Meditation System FAQ
- 1. What type of Headphones are best?23.05.16More
Any good quality pair of headphones will work, including ear buds. But we recommend over the ear headphone, such as the ones illustrated above. They are very suitable for listening to meditation recording, as they are both comfortable, and cut down on outside noise.
Also, noise reducing headphones help to enhance the experience by blocking out external noise.
- 2. I already do meditation, any special preparation required?24.05.16More
The simple answer is no! Just adopt a regular seated position with a straight back, feet flat on the floor. However, if you prefer to use the posture of a meditation practice that you are familiar with (lotus/half lotus, meditation cushion), that is fine too.
As long as the posture is stable, with a straight back, the meditation system will work for you. We don't recommend lying down during the meditation - it is too easy to drift off to sleep, and you'll lost some of the benefits. But you'll get a great sleep, so not a complete loss 🙂
- 3. I am an experienced meditator, can I use this system?09.09.16More
Definitely yes! You’ll already be able to get to a meditative state, but our system will make the deepening process quicker, and help you to maintain the meditative state for the full session. Using this system does not require following a particular meditation method (mantra, Zen, etc.), but if you like using a particular method, it is fine to use with the system.
The brain is like a muscle, so we recommend that beginners start from level 1 and build up from there - however, an experienced mediator may choose to start at a higher level, perhaps 6 or 7.
- 4. What's the best strategy for using the system?25.05.16More
The best strategy, certainly for beginners, is to follow the progressive path. Listen to the track of your choice - daily for at least a month. Each level adds 2 minutes to the session time, starting from 14 minutes.
- 5. What is the session audio format?25.05.16More
- Format: MP3
- Bitrate: 192 Kbps
High-quality recordings, guarantee a good listening experience and are ideal for audio containing brainwave entrainment.
- 6. What if I am short of time?25.05.16More
Finding time for meditation is a problem that all meditators face from time to time. But don't let it frustrate you!
That's why we have made the system simple, flexible and easy to use.
For example, if following the progressive path, and you don't have time to spare on a specific day, it is ok to take a break, or perhaps use the 14-minute classic sessions instead.
If time is an issue during the week, use the classic 14-minute sessions from Monday to Friday then switch to progressive or extended at the Weekend.
Of course, you will see quicker benefits by sticking to the progressive tracks, but the classic 14-minute tracks still give a great experience.
- 7. Crying After Meditation26.05.16More
Feeling like crying after meditation is not unusual, or indeed something to be ashamed or worried about.
Not everyone experiences this. Yet it is a fact that we all keep strong emotions and traumas hidden (or trapped) within our subconscious minds. Whether an experienced or beginner meditator, at some point you'll most likely feel unbidden strong emotions during or after meditation.
Meditation causes emotions to bubble to the surface, into the view the conscious mind.
The most important thing to remember - Don't let it scare you!
How To Cope With Emotions
This is part of meditation purification. It is a natural part of the process and helps with emotional stability and general mental health. Many research papers show how regular meditation improves mental and physical health. Take a look at our science page.
That said, it can feel disturbing, and if you feel particularly stressed, consider abstaining from meditation for a day or two. Put a mental 'pin' in the emotion, for later reference. Feeling strong emotions can be an indicator of something that is troubling you in the present or an unresolved problem from the past.
You may also consider meditating on the troubling emotion and attempt to 'chase it down the rabbit hole'. Treat it as self-discovery and enjoy the journey. And if you do feel like crying after meditation, just cry. It is the perfect way to dissolve emotions.
- 8. Is brainwave entrainment safe?25.05.16More
Brainwave entrainment is considered to be very safe - but you should be aware of certain risk categories, outlined in our medical disclaimer.
- 9. How is your meditation system different from other meditation practices?26.05.16More
Most meditation practices require the meditator to focus their attention on something in the present moment:
- The breath (in and out)
- A mantra (a repeated word or phrase)
- An object (often a candle is used)
The purpose of this focus on the present moment is to slow down and eventually focus the mind solely on the present moment. It is a simple process, but often hard for the beginner, and can take 10-15 minutes of the meditation session to achieve.
Our meditation recordings are designed to relax brain frequency to that of a meditator. Without actively thinking about it, the mind reaches that state, but in a far shorter time than a regular meditation session. Also, the stimulus keeps the mind at that sweet spot for the entire meditation session. No wasted time, good quality deep meditation.
In other words, achieve deep meditation in less time!
- 10. How often to use the Meditation System?26.05.16More
TIP: If you are using other brainwave entrainment products, you might wish to curtail their use while listening to our Meditation System.
That said, we recommend to listen to the audio at least four days per week. Ideally every day, morning and evening.
Morning meditation is a great way to set yourself up for the day, and an evening session will prepare you for sleep. If you have time for a progressive session in the morning, that is great, otherwise, consider using a classic 14-min session in the morning and the longer progressive or extended session in the evening.