FREE Brainwave Entrainment Downloads, from Brain Hacker

 

Hey everyone, today I want to introduce you to the ‘free’ brainwave entrainment downloads from Brain Hacker. They are audio recordings that use SPECIAL sounds to sync your brainwaves to particular frequencies. Keep reading and I will get to the part on how you can get them all for ‘free’.

free-brainwave-entrainment-downloadsYour brain is like a tuning fork. If you tap a tuning fork and hold it next to another, the second fork will start vibrating at the same frequency as the first. Your brain works in exactly the same way. By exposing it to an audio recording containing a specific encrypted frequency, the brain copies that frequency, and brings about that state of mind. Expose the brain to a frequency of 3 Hz, for instance, and over time, you will be lulled into a deep and peaceful sleep.

Important Note: These audios employ brainwave entrainment technology. DO NOT listen to them while driving or operating dangerous machinery, as it may induce a very relaxed state that may endanger you in situations that require your direct attention. Do not listen if you are:

1) Driving a car or operating dangerous machinery

2) Epileptic, have a serious mental disorder, or have brain injuries. Although rare, there is a small risk of seizure associated with individuals who are epileptic

3) Photosensitive

4) Under the influence of medication or drugs

5) Wearing a pacemaker

6) Pregnant

7) Under 18 years of age

My personal favorites are the Healing Relaxation, Deep Sleep and Deep Meditation sessions. The Healing Relaxation session, for instance, gently sync your brainwaves to 7 Hz, making it possible to restore your body’s equilibrium quickly and naturally without the need for drugs or stimulants. These audios are said to be completely safe, non-invasive and non-addictive. After using them for months and feeling the benefits and no side effects, I agree with that statement.

Other interesting titles include Big Night Out, Goodnight Insomnia, IQ Booster, 15-minute Recharge, Creativity + Brainstorming, and many more. If you currently have trouble sleeping, I would strongly recommend you to get the Goodnight Insomnia, Healing Relaxation, and Deep Sleep session. Trust me, they really do work.

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It Comes Free If You Purchase Subliminal360

 

free-brainwave-entrainment-downloads-4Now, how do we get them for free? There are a few ways you can obtain these audios. Option 1 is of course to head off to their website at http://www.brainhacker.net. The price of an audio recording is $13.48. You may apply for a 30-day free trial but predictably you would need to enter a card and they will start charging you after the free trial is over.

If you ARE interested in some (or all!) of the Brain Hacker audios, then my recommended course of action is to get them free by purchasing the Subliminal360 software. You’ll be getting 2 wonderful products for the price of one.

The Subliminal360 program subtly flashes thousands of positive affirmations (per hour) on your PC/laptop/notebook screen while you use it. You just need to decide what goals you want to achieve, then select the affirmations (from 350 sets of affirmations) you want flashed and let this application reprogram your subconscious – while you play games, check your email or surf the web. Purchase this and you’ll also get the ENTIRE library of brainwave entrainment sessions from Brain Hacker.

Read my review of Subliminal360.

 

And that is all from me today. Please share if you find this useful, and if you have any questions or comments in regards to this topic please let me know in the comment box below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks!

 

How to Lose Weight Naturally and Quickly

 

Good morning everyone, today I want to share with you a few tips on how to lose weight naturally and quickly. By naturally I mean losing weight through subliminals, exercising or healthy eating, WITHOUT pills or surgery. Those are potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious, maybe even life-threatening, health problems and in my opinion you should avoid them at all cost.

First of All, Should You Be Losing Weight?

 

If you’re ALREADY at your ideal body weight, then I suggest that you do not go on trying to lose more weight. Nowadays there are so much emphasis on looking thin, for girls especially. Honestly though, I think this is a serious DISEASE that is making its rounds on the planet. I mean, who do you think is more attractive?

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But on the positive side, curves are starting to be back in fashion🙂. 

Some health professionals believe that Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best measure of your ideal body weight. Your BMI is your weight in relation to your height – your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters, or your weight in pounds times 703 divided by the square of your height in inches.

Most health authorities around the world agree that a BMI of 18.5 to 25 is ideal. People with a BMI less than that are considered underweight. Somebody with a BMI between 25 and 30 is classed as overweight, while someone with a BMI of over 30 is obese.

It is said that your ideal body weight could also be measured by your Waist-Hip Ratio, Waist-Height Ratio and Body Fat Percentage. To learn more about them, go to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/obesity/how-much-should-i-weigh.php (copy and paste this link into your browser). Some health professionals say that BMI is faulty as it does not account for muscle mass and that waist-hip ratio is better.

If You Insist Though, Here Are Some Pointers

 

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Cinnamon tea, green tea with ginger, low-fat yogurt, apples, asparagus, dark CHOCOLATE. These are just some of the foods that are said to aid weight loss. Other recommendations include staying hydrated, exercising and getting enough sleep.

OR You Could Try Subliminals

 

Special diets, exercise routines, weight loss pills, risky surgery. They are all based on the belief that weight loss is something that has to be accomplished from the OUTSIDE. But the thing is, weight loss ultimately begins in the brain or mind. 

Subliminals are affirmations (either auditory or visual) presented below the normal limits of perception. Thus, it might be a sound that is inaudible to the conscious mind but audible to the subconscious mind, or an image transmitted briefly and unobserved by the conscious mind but “observed” by the subconscious.

Subliminals have been researched for more than 50 years, and have been proven over MANY scientific studies. They can help you lose weight, stop smoking, release fears and phobias, rocket your self-confidence, attract good luck, think like a millionaire, etc.

There are even rumors about how companies and advertisers use subliminals to persuade customers to act in certain ways. The truth is, subliminal messages will not make you do or feel anything that you DO NOT want to do or feel.

There are two subliminal instruments that I use when I want to change a particular area of my life. One of them works by flashing thousands of positive affirmations on the screen while I use my laptop, while the other is a set of MP3 audios that I play in the background while I go about my daily activities, or while I’m sleeping. So if this sounds like something that you would be interested in, then click on the two links above to learn more.

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That is all from me today. Please share if you find this useful, and if you have any questions or comments regarding this subject matter please let me know in the comment box below and I WILL get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks!

 

How to get Better Quality Sleep

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A few weeks back I wrote about the Career and Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation, in which I mentioned that people who are drunk can actually OUTPERFORM those lacking sleep! Since sleep is very important for our health and career, today I would like to write a follow-up to that post – on how to get better quality sleep.

It is not just how much you sleep

 

Don’t get me wrong, it is (very) important to get a sufficient amount of sleep how-to-get-better-quality-sleep-4each night. Being sleep-deprived slows down your ability to process information and solve problems, and kills your creativity. You have difficulty controlling your emotions, you get irritated easily, and you would have a hard time paying attention. On the other hand, when you get enough sleep it helps your brain learn new things and develop new habits.

Sleep experts, though, know it is not just how much you sleep that matters, but also how well you sleep. The following identifies some of the killers of quality sleep and the strategies to clean up your sleep hygiene.

1) Keep away from sleeping pills and alcohol. Sleeping pills have their place for short-term relief of serious, persistent insomnia, but they (along with alcohol) greatly disrupt your brain’s natural sleep process, and anything that interferes with the brain’s natural sleep process has dire consequences for the quality of your sleep.

2) No caffeine after lunch. Caffeine takes a full 24 hours to work its way out of your system. Any caffeine in your bloodstream reduces REM sleep, which is the deep sleep stage when your body recuperates most.

3) Take naps. A short nap in the afternoon can give you the rest you need to get through the rest of the day, and you will sleep much better at night than if you take caffeine.

4) Avoid short-wavelength blue light at night. Laptops, tablets, mobile phones and televisions emit short-wavelength blue light, which impairs melatonin (the sleep-inducing hormone) production and hence your ability to fall asleep. It also interferes with the quality of your sleep once you do. If you MUST use one of these devices at night, you can limit your exposure with a filter or protective eye wear. Television is okay if you sit far enough from the set.

5) Stop working at least an hour before bedtime. Working in the evening puts you in an alert, stimulated state when you should be winding down and relaxing in preparation for sleep. Working on your laptop also exposes you to short-wavelength blue light (See no. 4).

6) Learn to meditate. Meditation has been proven to help us release stress, anxiety and worry, and achieve a state of deep relaxation in both mind and body, leading to a great night’s sleep or a day of enhanced energy levels, focus and creativity, or both. I’ve written a short piece on meditating here.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post (share with your family and friends if you do!), and as always please do not hesitate to share with me any questions or comments that you may have regarding this topic below, and I’ll be more than happy to get back to you. See you around!

 

“The only thing worth catching up on at night is your sleep.”

– Travis Bradberry

 

The Career and Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

 

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A couple of days ago I stumbled upon an article about the productivity and health risks of sleep deprivation (something I’m guilty of myself, for quite some time already), and today I just want to share what I’ve learned in that article with you.

The (Very) Real Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

 

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A study from the University of Rochester found that only when you’re asleep, your brain can adequately remove toxic proteins from its neurons that are the by-products of neural activities when you’re awake.

So when you don’t get enough sleep, the toxic proteins remain in your brain cells. Any short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are canceled out, and then some, by the detrimental effects on your mood, ability to focus and access to higher-level brain functions. It slows down your ability to process information and solve problems, and kills your creativity. It also impairs your ability to control your emotions and remain calm under pressure.

The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are DRUNK outperform those lacking sleep!!

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Being sleep-deprived is also linked to a number of serious HEALTH problems such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity. The body produces excess cortisol – the stress hormone – when it’s sleep-deprived. Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream have been shown to cause higher blood pressure, decrease in muscle tissue, decreased bone density and blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia. It also wreaks havoc on your immune system and makes you look older, because it breaks down skin collagen – the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.

Not sleeping enough also makes you overweight. When you sleep less you have more difficulty burning the calories you consume. Sleep deprivation also makes you hungrier by increasing the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin and makes it harder for you to get full by reducing the levels of the satiety-inducing hormone leptin. For men, not sleeping enough reduces testosterone levels and sperm count.

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How Many Hours Should You Sleep?

 

As a rule of thumb, you would need SEVEN to NINE hours of sleep a night to feel sufficiently rested. Few people are at their best with less than seven hours of sleep, and few require more than nine without an underlying health condition. Age is also a factor, with children generally needing more sleep than adults. Of course it also depends on how you feel with a certain amount of sleep.

Read my follow-up piece: How to get Better Quality Sleep

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Zen 12 Meditation Audios – Meditation for the Busy

 

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Product: Zen 12 Meditation Audios
Who is it for: Meditators of ALL levels – from first-timers to experienced meditators
Where to buy: Zen12.com
Price: $87 ($37 after discount) 
Guarantee: 1-year money back guarantee
Rating: 90 out of 100 (Highly recommended!)
My personal recommendation: Buy and play them today

 

Introduction to Zen12 – Meditation for the Busy Individual

 

Meditation has been PROVEN to help us release stress, anxiety and worry, achieve a deep state of relaxation (leading to a great night’s sleep or a day of enhanced energy levels, focus and creativity), and elevate mood levels. The calm, focused state of mind achieved during meditation will often continue for MANY hours following the session.

An experienced meditator would be able to access deeper states of mind, unlocking DOZENS of health and brain power benefits, as well as increase his/her sense of inner peace and master his/her emotions.

Yet with so many incredible benefits, why aren’t more people meditating today??

Well firstly, we don’t have time, correct? 30 minutes of sitting down each day ‘doing nothing’? IMPOSSIBLE!! Also, a busy mind and restless body – that’s always a killer.

Someone I know recently recommended to me an audio meditation program that I am now using every day and recommending to all my family members and friends. It’s a set of audios (MP3s) that uses special “brainwave” sounds to meditate for you. Yes, you heard it right — it MEDITATES FOR YOU. The program is called Zen12.

 

One Hour of Advanced Meditation. In Just 12 Minutes.

 

Zen12 is a powerful audio meditation program that uses special “brainwave” sounds to shift you into a state of total relaxation. The results are instant. As I listen to it, my problems become a few shades lighter (and I am NOT imagining this!), and most times a wave of optimism would just wash over me. I would normally end the session feeling invigorated, focused and motivated – having the ‘get up and go’.

Zen12 is based on over 100 years of research into an area of science known as brainwave entrainment. It speeds up the meditation process by taking brainwaves down to a deep state, which would usually only be reached after a full hour of expert meditation. That means you get the benefits of an HOUR’S advanced meditation in 12 minutes.

There are no rules, no tricky sitting positions and no chanting. You don’t even need to empty your mind. All you have to do is play one of the audio MP3s, sit back, gently focus on the audio and let the MP3 do the rest. If you want to itch, or reposition your body, or even write down an idea that just came to mind, then do it! No time spent listening to these audios is wasted 🙂

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Each MP3 lasts for just 12 minutes, so I believe you can easily fit it into your schedule. As suggested by the Zen12 quick start guide and user manual I now set my alarm 12 minutes earlier than usual and listen to it every day while I sit up in bed. I also listen to it daily before sleeping, because I found myself waking up FRESH in the morning when I do that.

Zen12 contains 12 levels, with each level designed to be listened to for about a month before moving on to the next level. I am currently at Level 2 and loving every minute of it. It is claimed that with each level, you will be able to access a deeper state of meditation, thus bringing about greater results. I can’t verify that at this moment but I can’t wait to get on to the later levels. These deeper states of mind would normally take YEARS of meditation to achieve.

If you’re anything like me, then you have a hard time letting go, and it may take you several listens before you experience these benefits. If you’re still not seeing results after a few listens, shift to Level 2 and see how that works.

A word of caution though: Brainwave entrainment technology can induce very RELAXED states that may endanger you in situations that require your attention. Do NOT use it if you are: 

1)    Driving a car or operating dangerous machinery
2)    Epileptic, have a serious mental disorder, or have brain injuries (Although rare, there is a small risk of seizure associated with individuals who are epileptic)
3)    Photosensitive
4)    Wearing a pacemaker
5)    Pregnant
6)    Under 18 years of age

 

There are Four ‘Flavors’ to Choose From

  

Each level in the Zen12 program comes in four different ‘flavors’, meaning you best-meditation-programsget 48 MP3s by purchasing the full program.

There is the Relaxation mix, which contains relaxing spa-like music. Then we have Guided Meditation, in which a guy named Karl Moore (a member of the Zen12 Team) talks you into a deep meditative state. There’s also Sounds of Nature (my favorite along with the relaxation mix), in which you can hear countryside sounds to babbling brooks. Finally there is the White Noise mix, which is a fuzzy sound that blocks out background distractions. You can listen to any of the four, depending on the mood you’re in. The brainwave magic working in each ‘flavor’ is exactly the same; it’s just the sounds/music that is different.

 

Cool, But How Much Do I Have to PAY???

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The price of the full program is $87 (but hold on – just use the voucher code at the bottom-right corner of the Zen12 homepage to get a $50 discount). A picture of the voucher is shown on the right.

When you arrive at the Zen12 homepage, you will be asked to provide your full name and email address. Enter those and they will send you the Level 1 audio MP3s for FREE. You may choose to skip that (click on skip this gift at the bottom of the page) and go directly to their homepage. The voucher code should be at the bottom-right corner. Just ignore the countdown timer there, the voucher is always valid. If I have any complaints about the Zen12 Team, it is that they have a few unnecessary marketing gimmicks in their sales campaign. 

You can also opt for the Beginner Zen12 Course, in which you get the 24 MP3s from the first 6 levels. I don’t recommend this because they do provide a 1-year money back guarantee, so if you’re not happy with the program after a while you can always get your money back.

Experience meditators may want to get the Advanced Zen12 Course, which gives you the 24 MP3s from the last (typo on the Zen12 site) 6 levels.

 

Final Verdict:- The Zen12 Meditation Program Rocks!

 

Again, I just want to say that I tried it, and it rocks! It really does. It’s a great way to “cheat” at meditation, and get all the benefits EFFORTLESSLY.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the Zen12 Meditation Program or have your own personal review, just leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to connect. Thanks!

 

How to MEDITATE for Beginners

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One of the first things I learnt from self-help books is positive thinking, and to visualize your desires. Well, when I first started out on these books I had a difficult time putting what I read to practice. Because as soon as I close my eyes to visualize the thing that I want I found my mind wandering everywhere, everywhere that is, except on the thing that I want! So I did a little research and was told that meditation is a great way to clear the mind and sharpen our concentration. But how to meditate for beginners? Well, I started out with breathing meditation and have been meditating ever since.

Most teachers in self-help books practice daily meditation. It is the fastest way I know of to quiet the mind and gain control over our thoughts. Gandhi once said, “I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” 🙂 I have written this post to get you started on meditation. But first things first…

 

The Many Benefits of Meditation

 

I have listed below the benefits of meditation that I am aware of:

1) Dissolves stress and anxiety

2) Enables us to achieve a state of deep relaxation in both mind and body, leading to a great night’s sleep or a day of enhanced energy levels, focus and creativity, or both

3) Quietens the mind, allowing us to gain control over our (negative) thoughts

4) Higher levels of concentration during visualization – to the point where we are able to manifest our desires very quickly

5) Connect with Infinite/Universal Mind, from which all answers, ideas and inspirations can be gotten (for advanced self-help book readers!)

6) Greater happiness (which ultimately is why we want all that health, wealth and love in the first place, right?). This in turn will make us feel warm and well-disposed toward others, thereby improving our relationships with them

 

Meditation 101 – Breathing Meditation

 

Breathing meditation (which I learnt from how-to-meditate.org) is what I did when I first started meditating. Below are the steps I follow when doing breathing meditation:

Step 1 – First up, choose a quiet place to meditate and sit comfortably. You can sit in a chair if you wish (not necessary to ‘do’ the lotus position!)

Step 2 – Keep your back straight so that your mind does not become sluggish or sleepy

Step 3 – Close your eyes, relax, and begin by becoming aware of the countless thoughts and distractions in your mind

Step 4 – Turn your attention to your breathing. Breathe naturally (without attempting to control your breath) through the nostrils

Step 5 – Be aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is the object of your meditation. Try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else

Step 6 – There will be a great temptation to follow the different thoughts as they come up. If you discover that your mind has wandered, you should immediately (but gently) return it to the breath. Just repeat this as many times as necessary until your mind settles on your breath. Congrats, you just meditated!!

There are also numerous Buddhist centers worldwide where you can learn to meditate, even if you’re not a Buddhist. The ones I know have numerous centers around the world are the Kadampa (1100 in 40 countries at the last count) and Diamond Way (654) Buddhist centers. They have qualified teachers who will guide you on your meditations. By the way, there are many types of meditation and some are steeped in elements of Buddhism, so just choose the type that is your cup of tea.

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Just 30 minutes a day will do… 

 

Some people said that meditating 5-10 minutes a day is enough to bring about powerful changes in our lives, but if you’re anything like me then I think not. When I first started meditating I usually need that much time just to stop thinking about the day’s (and tomorrow’s!) activities and stresses. So for me, I think you need at least 30 minutes a day.

If, however, you find it difficult to put aside everything for more than 30 minutes per day, or if your mind and body is just too busy and restless to meditate effectively – I recently discovered (well, someone recommended to me) this neat program that’s been termed the next generation in meditation. It’s called Zen 12. Just by listening to an audio for 12 minutes you get the benefits of an hour’s advanced meditation, and the best part? You do not have to do ANYTHING (except put aside those 12 minutes, of course!). If that sounds like something that you might be interested in, please do read my Zen 12 meditation review here.

Anyway, we’ve come to the end of this post. Do share if you’ve enjoyed it 🙂. Thanks for sticking with me, and please feel free to visit the rest of my site. As always, if you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to connect. See you around!