Solfeggio Frequencies – What is it, Benefits, How to do it. Scientific studies/research.

Everything vibrates. Thus if this is the case, then everything has its own frequency as well.

If you would like to cleanse, not only your vibes but your mind and body as well, then have a go at the Solfeggio Frequencies and see how you feel afterward, perhaps your chakras will be aligned by using this frequency.

Solfeggio frequencies form part of an ancient scale that was rediscovered by Dr Joseph Puleo in 1974. They are a 6 tone sequence of special electromagnetic frequencies. They were originally used in Gregorian chants many hundreds of years ago, and recently, they were brought back to everybody’s attention for their healing powers.

What are the Solfeggio Frequencies?

Students of the Solfeggio frequencies have noticed the consistency of these type of frequencies with the mathematical patterns of the universe. According to this1 website, the Solfeggio Frequencies were introduced by Guido d’Arezzo, a Benedictine monk.

As Gaia2 continues to explain, d’Arezzo wanted to teach melodies in harmonies in new ways so he could have the attention of the monastic choirs. His innovations spam from the ‘’Guidonian Hand’’ which was used thoroughly in choirs, and where he associated notes to specific parts of his fingers and the rest of the palm and a choirmaster would then learn this positions in order to point them out to the rest of the choir so they could reach the following notes, to the way he decided to express a musical scale ‘’UT RE MI FA SOL LA’’ which is, in turn, derived by the first syllable of an ancient hymn called ‘’Hymn to Saint Jonh the Baptist’’.

This hymn was written by a different monk in the 8th century. His name was Paulus Diaconus. The first stanza of the hymn goes like this:

‘’Ut queant laxis

Resonare fibris

Mira gestorum

Famuli tuorum

Solve polluti

Labii reatum

Sancte Johannes’’

As you can see, the Solfeggios frequency notes are found on the hymn. In fact, many years later the UT would become the Do we know nowadays.

These frequencies induce movements of consciousness that will help stimulate new changes that are necessary on individuals who would like to achieve awakening. So, if these frequencies are so good, why not many people truly know about them?

Well, as it turns out, the Solfeggio frequencies were lost for many years. In specific, it was back in 1100 CE, when the Catholic Church started to look at music as something to look down upon, as it was considered to be blasphemous. However, it wasn’t all completely lost down the history lane, as some similar scales have been produced as time went by.

And even though it’s very difficult to find a peer-reviewed study that will prove or disapprove the use of the Solfeggio frequency as a way of healing or therapy, it has been said that these frequencies have helped many individuals throughout the centuries to undo difficult situations, to change their perspective of things, to turn sadness into happiness, but above all, it has also helped many to reconnect with their own selves.

The frequencies are the following:

  1. 396 Hertz: DO. It is usually related to guilt and fear, and how they can suppress other emotions as well. It is associated with the colour red.

  1. 417 Hertz: RE. It is usually related to past trauma and negativity and the willingness to change. This frequency can help you to recognize those past traumas that are no longer valuable in your life. It is associated with the colour orange.

  1. 528 Hertz: MI. It is usually related to DNA, peace of mind and clarity. This frequency will help you heal and remove any sickness you may have. It is associated with the colour yellow.

  1. 639 Hertz: FA. It is usually related to Interpersonal relationships. This frequency will help you heal those difficult relationships you still have from the past while also reconnecting with those who are valuable in your present. It is associated with the colour green.

  1. 741 Hertz: SOL. It is usually related to the emotional stability you are looking for. This frequency will help you solve any problems you may have in your life. It is associated with the colour blue.

  1. 852 Hertz: LA. It is usually related to the views of oneself and the universe. It requires open space in order to allow intuition to come in. It is associated with the colour indigo.

  1. 963 Hertz: SI. it is usually related to the feeling of oneness. It means awakening and interconnected to the universe. This frequency helps you to reconnect with yourself. It is associated with the colour purple.

Benefits of the Solfeggio Frequencies:

  • Calming down with Solfeggio frequencies: Just like it happens with the Binaural beats, listening to the Solfeggio frequencies will help you calm your mind from the hectic chaos you put yourself in. Relaxing music, in specific something that has this type of frequencies, can help to produce serotonin – an important neurotransmitter and chemical found in the human body that regulates mood and social behaviour – amongst other things.

  • Sense of balance with Solfeggio frequencies: The constant use of these frequencies has many reported benefits. One of them is a sense of balance in one’s life.

  • Healing with the Solfeggios frequencies: It has been said that these frequencies must be used when a person is trying to heal some physical or emotional damage, but the individual must believe in the healing power of such notes and vibrations.

  • Meditating with the Solfeggios frequencies: There are some people who dislike or who can’t meditate with Binaural beats or any other type of relaxing music. If this is your case, then give the Solfeggios frequencies a try and see how it goes, as meditation can become more relaxed and focused when you are listening to an external cue that could be used as guidance.

It is understandable, however, to feel skeptical about the use of the Solfeggio frequencies and its application in real life. However, it is a well-known fact that music has healing properties that even though have been thoroughly studied by scientists from all over the world, there are still some questions left unanswered.

And this isn’t something new either, as ancient civilizations from all areas of the world seemed to use music as therapy, in all of its forms. The greeks used flutes or lyres, the Mesopotamians used the harp, or the Incas used the flutes (or quena as they are traditionally known). This is why music was also used whenever there was a need to alleviate pains that were caused by indigestion issues. It is quite impressive the value that ancient civilizations would give to the power of music.

This is why it is said that music is simply another important part of a life’s cycle. In fact, when a baby is inside his or her mom’s womb, what is it that they hear the most? Of course, the sound of their mom’s heartbeat, and it sounds exactly like a drum. This is why this particular rhythm is also so relevant, as it connects us to the source of it all, and one another.

Moreover, the way a person breathes (inhaling and exhaling) also marks a beat that is hard to miss. It seems as if human beings are always making music with their bodies as well, whether it is when they are breathing, singing, sleeping, walking or even talking to another or to oneself, life is filled with different rhythms that are also made of vibrations, just like the solfeggio frequencies.

How to get the best from the Solfeggio Frequencies?

  1. Find your perfect place: it doesn’t have to be something fancy or elaborated, but you do need to find a comfortable place that’s free of external distraction. It’s up to you how you decorate it, but try to keep it simple, otherwise, you will be too worried about the incense or the cushion or whatnot.

  2. Find your perfect position: Understand that – just like the place – your position can also change. You could try sitting or laying down, you could be on your couch or on the floor. Do whatever resonates with you.

  1. Choose a Solfeggio frequency track: Perhaps you would like to start at the beginning? Or maybe you prefer to start with the last frequency? It doesn’t matter, as there isn’t a specific order for them to be played…in fact, you can choose to do one if you would like to focus on that specific frequency for the time being.

  1. You are ready to start: The important thing for you to understand is that you need to listen to the frequency and relax. It is advisable to use these frequencies as a piece of healing music that will aid you during your meditation practice. Do try to listen to the frequencies regularly, as you will get the best of them by doing so.

References:

  1. Accessed on the 27th of July, 2019. https://www.mindvibrations.com/solfeggio-frequencies/

  2. Accessed on the 27th of July, 2019: https://www.gaia.com/article/healing-frequencies-of-the-ancient-solfeggio-scale

2 https://www.gaia.com/article/healing-frequencies-of-the-ancient-solfeggio-scale

Binaural Beats – What is it, Benefits, How to do it. Scientific studies/research.

Did you know that there aren’t many activities in the life of a human being where his or her brain is engaging simultaneously both sides of the hemispheres of the brain? One good example of this activity is when one has to simultaneously translate a foreign language onto another. A second good example would be, you guessed it, binaural beats. What’s more, not only is an engagement happening between the two sides of the brain, but a result is also being produced since a third reaction is occurring?

Keep on reading and find out how can Binaural Beats work out for you and your environment:

What are Binaural Beats?

A Binaural Beat (or Binaural Beats) are frequencies (sometimes referred to as tones) that the human brain is able to perceive. These tones tend to be very similar in regards to the pitch they are being sent to the listener, thus they are continuously interfering with one another which, in turn, produces a third tone that has a different pitch from the previous two, as this1 study explains.

Binaural beats have been used for hundreds of years now, but it was only recently when individuals all over the globe started to truly noticed the importance these beats have and how they help brain activities and, moreover, how they work well with other techniques that help to alter the state of consciousness.

How do Binaural Beats work?

All human brains send some signals to the rest of the body; these signals are called brain waves, and they tend to lead how the rest of us will feel. For example, a brain wave can be sent in a form of emotion, consciousness or even stress. So, the brain sends a signal of emotion to the rest of the body, through some neurons which, in turn, they will communicate with other neurons in order to keep the message alive. This is – in a simplified way – how all of our feelings are processed as well, as there is a constant non-stop, 24/7 neural communication at any given time.

Also, did you know that small children, who are all innocent and haven’t been influenced by external stimuli such as the adults have, are able to function on Alpha and Theta waves alike? As soon as they start growing up and they become more aware of their surroundings then they will start losing this ability.

Now, binaural beats work in a specific way. Let’s say you are the listener and you are being presented – simultaneously – two tones, one for your right ear, and one for your left ear. On your right ear you will get a 540 HZ and you will receive 550 HZ. As you can see, there is a small difference of 10 HZ that will be the Binaural Beat that your brain will create and thus will also listen to. Moreover, these differences of the pitch are usually no more than 30 HZ, in order to achieve a perfect result.

There are four major brainwaves, and these are the following:

  • Beta brainwaves: these brainwaves show us our deepest origins. This means that when we listen to them, we are having a high alert perception of our reality, we tend to focus even more and we tend to think things thoroughly. Beta waves usually have a high frequency of 15-40 hertz. Whenever you have to make a decision, your beta brainwave will send a signal. However, if your beta brainwaves are higher than normal, then this could lead to anxiety problems.

  • Alpha brainwaves: these brainwaves show us the ways in which we can become fully relaxed. They are usually found on the ranges of 9 – 14 hertz, and they can be experienced whenever a person is feeling relaxed and creative. Whenever you are doing an activity that you enjoy, such as yoga or painting, then you are probably feeling an alpha brainwave. However, if your alpha brainwaves are higher than normal, then this could lead to feelings of lethargy or boredom.

  • Theta brainwaves: these brainwaves show us how deeply relaxed we can become. Usually, theta brainwaves involve the three stages of NREM sleep. Whenever you are feeling like you are about to fall asleep but you are not quite there yet is when your brain is sending the most of theta brainwaves. However, if your theta brainwaves are higher than normal then this could lead to sleeping problems.

  • Delta brainwaves: these brainwaves are the slowest of the four, usually found between 1.5 – 4 hertz. In consequence, they are associated with NREM sleep as well, but only on the third stage.

What are the benefits of Binaural Beats?

Binaural beats have recently become very popular due to the increasing amount of research studies that have been conducted to determine whether they help -as people claim they do – or if it is all a hoax.

Some of the benefits – backed up by scientific studies – are:

  • Binaural beats reduce anxiety: As this2 study suggests, binaural beats found in music were successfully used to relieve the levels of anxiety patients who were about to get a surgery felt right before their procedure. The researchers of this study also found out that those individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety states had a decreased of the brainwaves that caused these feelings of anxiety in the first place.

  • Binaural beats can help you meditate: In fact, meditation and binaural beats go hand by hand, as the beats influence how the brainwaves will be sent, which, in turn, could possibly alter the state of consciousness and how they will be perceived. Thus, it can be argued that if you would like to try a different technique whenever you are about to meditate, you could use binaural beats to achieve a different state of awareness.

  • Binaural beats promote positive moods: As this3 study explains, participants had a noticeable change of humor (they became less negative) whenever they were presented with a specific set of binaural beats, such as the beta-frequency beats. This study suggests that whenever a person is presented with a beta-frequency beat, then it is very likely they will improve their moods and feelings.

  • Binaural beats could either help or be a burden on memory: According to this4 article, participants who were exposed to beta-frequency binaural beats were able to record a greater proportion of the terms and words that they were presented for this task. The conclusion this study made was that there is a strong correlation between binaural auditory beats – in this case, of a beta-frequency, and long-term memory.

How can you try Binaural Beats?

  • There isn’t a certain way of trying out the binaural beats. However, you should consider starting with different sets of beta waves first, as this will allow you to start setting your brain up to reach the required level of concentration. If you are a complete beginner these set of beta waves may also help you with your memory abilities.

  • Do keep in mind though, beta waves are used as an ‘extra’. This means that only listening to beta waves doesn’t necessarily mean that you will no longer have x problem or that all of a sudden you have reached nirvana. On the contrary, binaural beats can help you balance your brain, but you also need to have a healthy lifestyle where you include a balanced diet and exercises (both physical and metal).

  • Always consider using headphones or earphones whenever you try a new set of binaural beats. This is because you need to make sure each ear is receiving a different set of the beats, as you don’t want to have all the beats mixed up together in the air, as a loudspeaker would do.

  • You should also start listening to binaural beats for short periods. In fact, it is highly advisable to start with 10 minutes, and then slowly increase the amount of time you listen to it, up until whatever makes you feel comfortable.

  • Listening to binaural beats will also depend on what you are looking for and what your aim is. For example, if you are trying to work on a very important paper, then put your headphones on and play some low alpha waves, and this will give you a different perspective of things, perhaps you could become more insightful on the subject you have to discuss.

  • If, on the other hand, you are trying to concentrate on what you are reading it may cause you confusion if you listen to a theta frequency which is usually reserved for meditation and having lucid dreams.

  • Delta waves, however, could make you fall asleep sooner rather than later, in fact, they are sometimes used for deep trance conditions, self-hypnosis and even to start a process of self-healing of the immune system.

  • You could also consider writing a diary, and every time you either try to meditate or listen to a new type of frequency, write down how it made you feel. This way you will get to know what type of frequency works for you and which one doesn’t.

References:

  1. Binaural Beats through the auditory pathway: from the brainstem to connectivity patterns. Hector D Orozco Perez, Guillaume Dumas, Alexandre Lehmann. BioRxiv 623231; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/623231

  1. Padmanabhan, R. , Hildreth, A. J. and Laws, D. (2005), A prospective, randomized, controlled study examining binaural beat audio and pre‐operative anxiety in patients undergoing general anesthesia for day case surgery*. Anaesthesia, 60: 874-877. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2005.04287.

  1. James D Lane, Stefan J Kasian, Justine E Owens, Gail R Marsh,

Binaural Auditory Beats Affect Vigilance Performance and Mood, Physiology & Behavior, Volume 63, Issue 2, 1998, Pages 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9384(97)00436-8

4. Psychol Res. 2019 Sep;83(6):1124-1136. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0959-2. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

1 Binaural Beats through the auditory pathway: from brainstem to connectivity patterns. Hector D Orozco Perez, Guillaume Dumas, Alexandre Lehmann. BioRxiv 623231.

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Padmanabhan, R. , Hildreth, A. J. and Laws, D. (2005), A prospective, randomized, controlled study examining binaural beat audio and pre‐operative anxiety in patients undergoing general anesthesia for day case surgery*. Anaesthesia, 60: 874-877.

3James D Lane, Stefan J Kasian, Justine E Owens, Gail R Marsh,

Binaural Auditory Beats Affect Vigilance Performance and Mood, Physiology & Behavior, Volume 63, Issue 2, 1998, Pages 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9384(97)00436-8.

4 Psychol Res. 2019 Sep;83(6):1124-1136. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0959-2. Epub 2017 Dec 8.