AVS Journal

AVS Journal

If you are changing your lifestyle and are taking yoga classes as a stress detox add the Meditation Machine for maximizing your sessions…

Using the Meditation Machine in Yoga Retreats

Making people happy by bettering their expectations. That’s the best referral service in the world. Consistently maintaining that standard raises those expectations. How do you meet those? Here’s a suggestion: Offer the Meditation Machine. Why? Because it makes people happy!

In my 30 years of combining light, sound and meditation I have never seen a grumpy face after someone experiences a light and sound session. 

Meditation is exercise for your mind. The Meditation Machine is a brainwave stimulator that gently catches your mind’s attention and guides you into very deep states of inner-consciousness…

The Meditation Machine 

The Meditation Machine is ideal for Yoga. It is an easily portable meditative tool for helping your mind experience consistently deep meditative sessions … without any conscious effort. 

The Meditation Machine emits an incredible display of visual (via glasses) and audio (via earbuds) stimuli designed specifically for guiding brainwaves to slow down and focus inwardly. The Meditation Machine is versatile, and can be used before, during or after your regular Yoga workout. Many of our clients attend Yoga classes, and prior to training use a 15 minute Meditation Machine warm up program. They find it to be an excellent method for focusing on their Yoga instruction and getting more out of their subsequent personal practice. For anyone that has trouble letting go, is conscious of their breathing while meditating, are restless and have difficulty sitting still, lack consistency in having positive meditative sessions, or dwelling on unnecessary thoughts and brain chatter, the Meditation Machine could be a very liberating force for their meditation experiences. 

Brainwave entrainment is why the Meditation Machine works so well with Yoga meditation: Our minds “think” in terms of frequency. Brainwaves change frequencies based on neural activity within the brain, be it by hearing, touch, smell, vision and/or taste. These senses respond to activity from the environment and transmit that information to the brain via electrical signals. Hearing and vision are considered favorable senses for affecting brainwaves safely. By presenting the Meditation Machine’s audio beats and visual pulses to the brain, within a few minutes the brain begins to mimic or follow the same frequencies as the stimuli (the beats and pulses). This process is referred to as entrainment. In essence, the Meditation Machine speaks to the mind in it’s own language- the language of frequency.

Christopher Oliver, developer of AV3x digital neurotechnology and Michael Landgraf, publisher of the AVS Journal, believe the DAVID Delight Plus by Mind Alive, Inc. makes the perfect meditation tool. In addition to the 25 programs built into the unit, we have customized an expanded meditation library and added eyesets with viewholes (added benefit of having eyes open or closed during a program) as an option. The Meditation Machine includes 5 built-in programs designed specifically for meditation, 5 more that target deep theta leading to delta and sleep, and an additional 15 programs designed for promoting our ability to relax and focus, at will. With our expanded Meditation 5 program library, the Meditation Machine has become the popular choice for combining light, sound and Yoga. 

The Meditation Machine comes with: DAVID Delight Plus unit, custom expanded Meditation Library, Tru-Vu Omniscreen eyeset and carrying case, headphones or earbuds, stereo patch cord, carry bag, 9-volt battery,  AC adapter and operator’s manual. Options include: DAVID session creator, extra user package, Tru-Vu Omniscreen Multicolor eyeset and for ‘eyes open’ use the Tru-Vu Omniscreen Viewhole eyeset (white).

The Meditation Machine features 5 built-in meditation programs with  that guide you to your desired brainwave state consistently and with no conscious effort. All 10 programs are created for focused mind exploration while in deep meditative states. As you use your brainwave stimulator for attaining deeper meditative levels,  and expand your meditative goals, your knowledge of deep focus and awareness should enable you to design light and sound programs specifically for your personal needs. The Meditation Machine makes this easy for you to do. 

Meditation teaches us to focus inwardly, synchronizing brainwave pathways leading to complete mental, emotional and physical oneness. Maximize your next meditative experience with light and sound and sense how the Meditation Machine quiets your mind. 

 

With the Meditation Machine your mind becomes naturally quiet through the process of entrainment. Brainwave entrainment is what occurs from the Frequency Following Response (FFR). Through the use of audio (headphones or earbuds) and visual (eye frames with LEDs) stimulation, listeners are gently guided into specific states of mind. Each audio beat and light pulse is a specific frequency. Our minds “think” in terms of frequency. Brainwaves change frequencies based on neural activity within the brain, be it by hearing, touch, smell, vision and/or taste. These senses respond to activity from the environment and transmit that information to the brain via electrical signals. Hearing and vision are considered favorable senses for affecting brainwaves safely. By presenting these beats and pulses to the brain, within a few minutes the brain begins to mimic or follow the same frequencies as the stimuli (the beats and pulses). This process is referred to as entrainment. In essence, the Meditation Machine speaks to the mind in it’s own language- the language of frequency.

As an example of the positive effects light and sound stimulation can elicit upon our own personal meditative techniques, consider since the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, over 50 US Olympians have incorporated light, sound and the instruction of meditative brainwave focus training into their pre-Olympic workout regiment. They all brought home medals. All of these Olympians received their focus training from Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D., in Scottsdale, AZ.  Dr. Sommer is considered a leading researcher in Sports Focus Training and has constantly demonstrated the benefits of light and sound through the successes of her professional and amateur athletes.  

With the exception of music it seems most meditative accessories are geared for the body, not the mind. Meditation is certainly enhanced through physical comfort, but can be maximized with light and sound brainwave stimulation.  You can also enjoy your preferred meditative music with all Meditation Machine programs. 

I’m the type of person that has to always be worrying about something. And if I don’t have anything to worry about I’ll think things up. A colleague told me he calls them benign anxieties. He was that way too. Seems many of us are, considering our dependency on having more to get accomplished during the day knowing full well it oftentimes won’t be happening. Much like housework. It never ends. People can lose perspective having days like that.

Learning how to meditate, especially through the guidance of a professional yoga instructor, is the ideal remedy for never losing perspective. Daily stressors become less intense, focus becomes easier to maintain. Meditation is a gift that lasts a lifetime. 

My first ‘real’ meditative experience occurred in rehab back in 1985. It was the first time I didn’t fall asleep while meditating. The counselors shared how meditative brainwave training, much like biofeedback, could be a valuable tool in personal growth. Well, the notion that I could actually   train my brainwaves to consistently focus in the moment, without vodka, intrigued me. Since that realization, I have learned that I’m happiest, most productive, in a relaxed yet alert state. Call it low beta – high alpha. Attaining this brainwave state, at will, is why I made time to integrate meditation into my daily life. 

For me, meditation is like brainwave focus training, where all thoughts fade and my brain begins to listen. It is in these deep meditative states that my mind regains synchronicity. Awareness becomes cleansing and in sync awakening new thoughts and concepts,  so much so, that my consciousness is mentally, emotionally and physically in sync.