Move over massage and meditation, the secret to feeling calm is just a click away
We all need to relax more in our lives, but do you ever find your mind wandering while you’re trying to relax, or do you find it impossible to switch off when it’s time for bed? It’s normal to find it hard to chill out in an instant, but listening to music set at a certain frequency has been scientifically proven to help us unwind — and can be done easily and on-the—go.
Tune into the right frequency
"Listening to music that has been tuned to 432Hz will calm you down and fill you with a sense of peace and wellbeing in as little as two minutes,” says sound therapist Denise Leicester.
“Music that is tuned to a 432 frequency vibrates at the same rhythm as the Earth's heartbeat (electromagnetic Waves that circle around the planet’s atmosphere). This is known as the Shumann Resonance and is the optimum frequency for promoting good health. In ancient times, people received healing by going to temples and listening to music — but that changed over time and modern, commercial music is at a different frequency, so there are no healing benefits.”
Does it work?
“New scientific studies have shown that listening to music at a specific frequency promotes calming brain waves. The brain has four different brainwave patterns — beta (aroused, alert), alpha (relaxed), theta (when in deep sleep,
meditative) and delta (trance—like).
Most of us live mainly in a beta brainwave state, which can lead to anxiety and stress. But 432Hz music switches brainwaves into relaxed alpha mode and lowers blood pressure, heart rate and stress.
Listening to that frequency helps to re-balance the body and brain. So even if you do have stress, your body is better equipped to cope with it.”
How to tune in and zone out...
Destress at your desk
Struggling to cope with a flood of emails or have a presentation to prepare for? Try listening to 432Hz music on your computer via headphones. You can find hundreds of tunes on YouTube.
Verdi and Mozart both composed to 432Hz frequency, so even listening to some classical music for 2 minutes while driving or cooking dinner can make a difference to how you feel.
Heal Your Home
Music or sounds played at 432Hz frequency reduces both stress and the chance of confrontation. Perfect if it keeps the children from rowing or you want to create a calm atmosphere for visitors.
Download some 432Hz tracks to your MP3 player to decrease your anxiety and boost happiness levels while you are on a busy commute or at a hectic supermarket.
Spend time outside
Trees, plants, flowers and greenery naturally resonate at 432Hz, so spending time outside in the countryside is a great way to relax.