Sound helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur). Sound is a vibration, and as we already know, all of life exists at its core as vibrating atoms.
Depending on the instrument, we can be influenced on a cellular level
by the vibrations transmitted. Some instruments in particular– help us to move from what are
known as “Beta Brain Wave Patterns”, or those associated with concentration, anxiety and
primal freeze, faint, flight or fight reflexes, to calmer frequencies known as “Alpha”, “Theta”
and even “Delta” brain waves. These brain waves are associated with relaxation (Alpha),
meditation (Theta) and trance-like states (Delta). This means that you can access more reviving,
rejuvenating and serene states of mind simply by listening to certain musical instruments. This
in turn promotes: More mental, emotional and physical balance.
Reduced stress and anxiety.
Improved concentration and memory.