The only purpose of concentrating on repetitions is to avoid your subconscious mental activity and it’s ability to pull you in. If you consistently hear a repetitive sound, you tend to concentrate on that particular thing while other thoughts simply drift away.
For instance, a sound of a chirping bird or music of ocean waves or any similar kind of repetitive noise will occupy your mind and allow the scope of hovering thoughts to lose strength and finally dissipate.
When we constrain our breaths we lose the ability to open up to the present moment and what it truly feels like to be alive. By learning how to breathe properly you can learn to let go of worry and tension. There is a reason why yoga and meditation techniques rely on deep breathing.
It is important to be patient and not give yourself undue pressure while you are going through meditation. Keep in mind that you are not competing with anyone for anything, not even yourself. Your aim is to enhance your concentration and improve your practice, not to get frustrated or stressed. And that will only happen with repeated discipline and training.
Mantra repetition is an amazing tool for practitioners who wish to add some depth their practice. The idea is to use sound to focus your mind on something more profound than yourself.
The history of binaural beats dates back many decades. Physicist Heinrich Willhelm Dove discovered this stimulating effect in 1839.
Although it is the latest technological advancement that has made the reproduction of binaural beats’ possible, ancient cultures were well aware of the capabilities to strengthen the mind via sound repetition.
Your brain comprises of many brain cells known as neurons. These brain cells use electricity in their communication with each other. An electrical activity is produced in the brain when several neurons send signals at the same time. This activity is responsible for shaping your mood, state of mind, senses, and how you perceive your reality. This electrical activity is called a brainwave pattern due to its wave-like, cyclic nature.
By creating an interaction between brainwaves using binaural music, a powerful stimulus is achieved within the mind and subtle of the body – creating an enhanced meditation.