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Good Vibes: Study Habits

Good Vibes: Study Habits
November 25, 2019 Heather Poole
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Isochronic tones are a healthy way to lift energy and motivation.  What are they?  They are a continual tone that’s turned on and off at a quick rate and which stimulates the brain. This assists in enhancing energy and motivation by activating higher beta and gamma brainwaves when listening.  Research has shown that alpha brain wave stimulation can be helpful for retention of information and improved memory.  Isochronic tones that fall in the ‘beta’ range guide your brain waves to a more focused state, increasing its capacity for learning.

This is a chemical-free alternative to caffeine and energy drinks, which give the body a boost in the moment, but which wears down the adrenal glands over time. Your adrenal glands, located above the kidneys, produce hormones that help maintain healthy metabolism and immune system functioning and supports the nervous system.

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Another benefit associated with listening to isochronic tones in the low beta of alpha frequency is relief from stress and anxiety. This happens because they help change the high beta activity associated with these things.  Thus, they are good for meditation and relaxation because low alpha and beta frequencies guide your brain to relaxation.  It really is all about good vibes!

Additionally, brainwave entrainment (method to stimulate the brain into entering a specific state by using a pulsing sound, light, or electromagnetic field) can calm your mind which helps you sleep faster. Meditating for three minutes can do this as well. 

Meditation really is simple. All you need to do is sit or lie down, keep your back straight if possible, close your eyes and breath.  Focus on your breath.  As your breath deepens it supports oxygenation and relaxation.  If thoughts come to mind, let them come and go, and continue to focus on your breath. Breath by breath the mind slows down and you’ll feel great.

Both of these methods are simple, easy ways to boost your study capacity in healthy ways and are free and fun to use.  Fifteen minutes of music is enough to experience a change and eventually through meditation you can direct your brain itself to create the changes you desire to experience.

Check out the links for wellness opportunities at UHMC and further information. A hui ho and have a beautiful day.

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