Riding the Waves
Updated: Feb 6
"The tangible world is movement, say the masters, not a collection of moving objects, but movement itself. There are no objects 'in movement', it is the movement which constitutes the objects which appear to us: they are nothing but movement. This movement is a continued and infinitely rapid succession of flashes of energy (Tibetan - tsal or shoug). All objects perceptible to our senses, all phenomena of whatever kind of whatever aspect they may assume, are constituted by a rapid succession of instantaneous events." Tibetan Buddhism
Everything is energy, everything in our existence is connected to a field of electromagnetic vibrational frequencies and, as we know, everything is made of atoms which produce, emit and receive energy which operates at a specific frequency, even our emotions and thoughts have their own electromagnetic fields. That feeling of tension when you walk into a room, the 'bad vibes' you get from someone or the people you just LOVE to be around because of their great energy! These are all frequency waves coming from our emotional state and can all be picked up commonly in everyday life.
On average our bodies resonate at around 12Hz and is further disturbed by an occurrence known as the bifurcation echo which is where the left ventricle pumps blood into the aorta which, being elastic, balloons out just beyond the width of the valve and creates a pressure pulse that travels down the aorta. When the pressure pulse reaches the bifurcation (where the aorta forks into two for blood flow to each leg) in the lower abdomen part of the pressure pulse rebounds and starts travelling up the aorta. In the meantime the heart (frequency of 6.8-7Hz) has pumped again and a new pulse is travelling down where at some point the two pulses collide to produce an interference pattern which resonates out through the body and up into the brain. Yet, and more on this later, while in a completely relaxed and at ease state the human body resonates at around 6.8-7.5Hz (in almost perfect sync with the heart) which in turn is equal to the earths own ionospheric cavity resonating at 7-7.5Hz.
"This is occurring at a very long wavelength of about 40,000km, or just about the perimeter of the planet. In other words, the signal from the movement of our bodies will travel around the world in about one seventh of a second through the electrostatic field in which we are imbedded. Such a long wavelength knows no obstacles, and its strength does not attenuate much over large distances. Naturally it will go through just about anything; metal, concrete, water and the fields making up our bodies." Itzhack Bentov
With the use of electroencephalography, or EEG, we have been able to study human brainwave activity. There are 5 general patterns that have come to light and each one has it's function in human cognition.
Delta - 0.5-4Hz being linked to deep sleep states, dreamless sleep.
Theta - 4-7Hz being linked to REM sleep states, dream state. Higher range bringing the body into deep relaxation.
Alpha - 7-13Hz being linked to relaxation states.
Beta - 13-30Hz being linked to alertness, being mentally conscious/awake. Higher range has been known to bring on anxiety.
Gamma - 30-50Hz being linked to states of arousal, higher states of alertness.
We have established that in normal daily function the body is running at around the 12Hz mark, with disturbances from our bifurcation echo preventing it to settle. Looking above we can see that this range is around the Alpha and Beta patterns where we find ourselves awake and alert, and in some cases just a little lazy! These frequencies occur quite naturally in day to day life, as you can probably tell from the brief descriptions above, in our general wake/sleep routines we cycle through most if not all on a daily basis.
Can we use this to our advantage?
There is a phenomenon known as FFR - Frequency Following Response - which means if the brain is stimulated by a frequency, of which the brain recognises, the brain will begin to mimic this frequency by adjusting its brainwave output. So a fully awake person if subjected to frequencies of, say, Theta patterns - 4-7Hz - the subject, if they do not consciously resist, will fall into a sleep state where the brain is replicating the newly induced wave patterns. Now, these frequencies are actually outside the range of hearing and cannot be picked up directly via our ears. This is where beat frequencies (more commonly known as binaural beats) come into play along with the brains capacity to read between the lines, if you like. If the left ear is exposed to a frequency which is, say, 7Hz below that of which the right ear is being exposed to then the brain will pick up the difference between the two frequencies - the beat frequency - in this case 7Hz.
The above is an example of the lower range frequencies to bring the body and mind to a resting state of equilibrium. Going back briefly to our bodies and the bifurcation echo, sustained meditation practices have been shown to slow the heart rate which in turn cancels out the bifurcation echo bringing the heart and body into a combined frequency of around 6.8-7.5Hz, thus inducing a sleep state and the body completely at rest but with the use of FFR it is possible to assist in this process. All of a sudden we may not need to have several years of meditation practice under our belts to take our mind and bodies places we would prefer them to be, at peace and ease in this case.
Does it stop there...?
By applying the same principle as above, if we find ourselves frequently tired, distracted or possibly we believe we have trouble remembering things. If we struggle with study and retaining information we can apply the same rules with the higher frequencies. I have personally used Beta and Gamma beat frequencies during study and found that the information has stuck with very little effort (and for me thats really is something!) More over, the more our brains become accustomed to these frequencies, whether it be from a sustained meditation practice or use of beat frequencies, the more they are adept at adaption from state to state and so making any of the above activities, or even day to day feelings of calm or alertness, easier and easier to achieve.
Personally I have always found the meditation side of the Yoga practice by far the hardest to get a grip of. Mainly using my body as a means of an anchor point for my mind to remain focussed throughout a practice but this is merely Dharana (focus/concentration - https://www.yogeekyoga.com/post/yoga-what-are-you for more info) with the hope of a sustained practice of focus that a meditation practice would slip into my life with ease but, as much as it has helped my practice in getting me to where I find myself today, the discovery of beat frequencies has taking my meditation practice to the next level.
Where can I find these beat frequencies?
Here at YoGeek Yoga we have been busy putting together some of our own tracks which are used personally, and repeatedly, for our own development. These tracks are made completely locally in North Yorkshire with the sounds of nature found around us and all within walking distance of our studio including the gentle flow of the River Nidd, bird song from Brimham Rock NT and the Om chanting being recorded live in our studio!
iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play are just a few places (many others are available, just look up Yogeek Yoga on your chosen platform) where you can find the album and if you're a monthly subscriber to any of these platforms it's a simple download and away you go. There are options for album or individual track downloads.
It is advised to use headphones when listening to beat frequencies to allow the brain to 'read between the lines' and receive the full benefits.
There is research that takes us a step further than day to day functions of the brain and body. The Monroe Institute, along with many others, have been experimenting with Hemi-Sync processes and therapeutic practices which bring the left and right hemispheres into harmonious frequencies allowing the participant to expand their consciousness beyond that of the physical body (https://www.yogeekyoga.com/post/philosophical-science for an brief introduction to consciousness). This research isn't new, it's actually been around for over 40 years and is a roaring success with the implications of the application being immense! It begins to cross the bridge of ancient philosophical practices and modern, and by modern I mean the last 120 odd years, scientific exploration of the quantum world which makes and shapes us. Turning us from the newtonian physics of simple participants and/or observers of the world and space around it to being actual creators of our reality and intrinsically connected to it. It takes us from looking at the stars and their beauty to looking at the 'space' in between and how it is bound to the 'space' in our own very atoms. It takes us from thinking that this very space is empty and separate to knowing it is in fact the very thing that binds and connects us all from the microscopic to macroscopic, the atomic to universal alike! It takes us from thinking that what separates us from this space, or consciousness, is the fact that we are solid, solid mass objects, to knowing that in fact the very mass that we think makes us, the electrons in our atoms, is in fact, in itself, nothing more than a wave pattern much like the wave patterns we've been talking about above.
The possibilities are truly endless, this 'space' that is being spoken of is indeed quite often referred to as a 'constant state of potential', a constant state of potential within each and everyone of us, that same state of potential that connects us to every bright star in the night sky and everything in between and more importantly to each and everyone of our fellow humans.
"In one single cubic cm of this planum (in this case space) there is more energy/matter than in the entire visible universe". David Bohm
I'm sure there is scope for a blog there somewhere....
I can't thank you enough for spending some time with me away from your busy life and I hope you have found it, at least even, remotely interesting :) Love n light from me to you and never forget your potential!
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Infinite Potential - The life & Ideas of David Bohm
Stalking the wild Pendulum - Itzhak Bentov
Quantum Consciousness - Peter Smith
The human body frequency - Khaled Hamlaoui.