Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a creative rut? Are you having trouble coming up with new ideas? If so, you may want to try listening to binaural beats or solfeggio music. Both types of music have been shown to have amazing benefits for creativity and positivity.
In this blog post, we will discuss the science behind these two types of music and how they can help improve your creativity and mood. (Creativity and achievement are, after all widely recognized as major mood boosters)!!
We will also offer some examples of how to use these forms of music in your own work and day to day life.
Binaural beats were first discovered in 1839 by German physicist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. He found that when he played two different tones in each ear, the difference between the two frequencies caused a pulsing effect in the brain.
How do Binaural Beats work?
Binaural beats work by causing your brain to create a third, imaginary frequency. This is done by playing two different tones in each ear, which causes your brain to process the difference between the two frequencies. The result is a pulsing sound that can be used to improve various states of mind. The illusion occurs when the two tones are mixed, and the brain perceives them as one single tone. This single tone then has a specific frequency that can be used to alter various states of consciousness. For example, binaural beats in the delta frequency range (0.05-0.15 Hz) have been shown to induce sleep, while binaural beats in the beta frequency range (16-24 Hz) have been shown to improve focus and concentration.
What are the benefits of Binaural Beats?
Binaural beats have been shown to be incredibly effective for improving creativity. One study found that participants who listened to binaural beats showed increased creative thinking, both in terms of quantity and quality. Another study found that binaural beats were able to increase alpha brain waves, which are associated with relaxation and Creative problem solving.
If you're looking for a way to improve your creativity, we highly recommend giving binaural beats or solfeggio music a try!
The NOLAVA Wellbeing app offers a wide variety of binaural beats and solfeggio frequencies to listen to. Or, if you just want to play relaxing music that's available as well!
If you're working from home start off by tuning into some quiet binaural beats, you may be surprised by the benefits. Ask yourself, did I feel more focussed today? Did I get into a state of creative flow.? Entering the 'zone’ or ‘creative flow’ can be difficult at times. If you feel you have a ' block' this could be a good reason to try it out. In the current environment so many of us find ourselves leading more isolated work-lives. And working from a home office presents its challenges. No longer do we have the ready company of fellow work colleagues to bounce ideas off. We need to be resourceful (whilst also being kind to ourselves) reaching deep within to find that creative spark, motivation, and energy. Try listening to some binaural beats if it works for you great, you may have found your own solution.
Is it safe to listen to Binaural Beats?
For the most part, yes, it is safe. But we recommend if you have any concerns to check with your physician first. As with anything, there can be a small percentage of people who may experience headaches or dizziness from listening to binaural beats. If this occurs, simply stop listening and the symptoms should pass quickly.
How does Solfeggio Music work?
Solfeggio tones are believed to be derived from the Gregorian chants. These chants were used in medieval churches and were thought to have special powers. However, Solfeggio music was rediscovered by Dr. Joseph Puleo and Leonard Horowitz in the 1970s. They found that these ancient tones had a very special effect on the human body and mind.
Solfeggio music uses specific frequencies to promote healing and balance in the body. The most well-known frequency is 396 Hz, which is thought to reduce fear and anxiety. Other frequencies that are used include 417 Hz (to promote change and transformation),528 Hz (for DNA repair), and 660 Hz (for balance and harmony).
How do I know when to listen to Binaural Beats or Solfeggio Music?
There is no wrong time to listen to binaural beats or solfeggio music. However, it is important to find a comfortable place to sit or lie down to fully relax and allow the music to work its magic. You may also want to consider wearing headphones to get the full effect of the binaural beats. You could even try lying back in a comfortable position with a calming Weighted Eye Pillow to block out visual distractions.
Calming the mind before sleep
Solfeggio music can really help if you find it difficult to sleep or find it difficult to 'switch off'. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, Solfeggio music could be a calming solution for you. Play it through your headphones to experience the fully immersive benefit (and to avoid disturbing your bed partner or sleeping household) and to tune out ambient noise.
It could also be a game changer if you're a shift worker trying to sleep during the day. Add the Lotus Eye Pillow or Nolava Silk Sleep Mask for additional calming benefits.
Is Solfeggio music the same as Chakra Healing music?
Chakra healing music is specifically designed to balance the chakras, while Solfeggio music focuses on specific frequencies that are thought to promote healing and balance in the body. However, both types of music can be used for relaxation and stress relief.
We hope you enjoyed reading about the benefits of binaural beats and solfeggio music. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.
This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please be sure to speak with your physician.
Happy Listening! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more interesting topics.