Meditation Machines - Frequently Asked Questions

How do Meditation Machines work ?

The very brief answer is :

Meditation Machines use a sophisticated form of audio and visual technology that uses light and sound to guide you gently  and automatically into a deep state of mind and body.

A longer, more technical answer would be :

A Meditation Machine make use of light and sound stimulation to create relaxation or other mood changing effects. A system consists of a small, hand-held unit, stereo headphones and special glasses inset with light-emitting diodes (LEDs). During a session, these lights flash and are synchronized with specific sound patterns that are received through the headphones.

By presenting the pulsed audio and visual stimulation to the brain, after a short time, your brain begins to resonate , or entrain, at the same frequency as the stimulus. (This is similar to the relaxing effect you might experience by gazing at a gently flickering flame or listening to soothing music).

The tone, frequency and other parameters of the light and sound stimulation vary the effect and Meditation Machines have many different types of sessions built into them for relaxation, meditation, stimulation, creative visualisation and so on.

In addition to entrainment, the imagery created by the visual and auditory stimulation provides a focus for your mind and quiets internal dialogue or chatter. The various areas of your brain begin to integrate into one whole, harmonious unit as experienced by masters of meditation. This entrainment and integration is passive and occurs naturally without your conscious effort.


Why are there so many models to choose from ?

We've tried to offer a range of machines across a wide price range. We hope that this allows everyone to find a machine that is within their budget.

As you go up in price through the range, the Machines tend to increase in quality in terms of the sound and, in particular, the special Light Glasses. Additionally, we've found that different machines tend to be better for certain purposes.

If you're not sure which Meditation Machine will be best for you, please contact us either by email or by phone on 020 8371 0436 and we'll be happy to advise you.

How will I feel when I use a Meditation Machine ?

It's difficult to say exactly how using a Meditation Machine will feel to you. Experiencing a deep level of relaxation or meditation will feel different to different people. Among the reactions beginners report are

After your session, you may have  feelings of peace, tranquility and calm.

Remember the great thing about using a Meditation Machine is that your mind will automatically slow down and relax. You will be getting tremendous benefits even if  you are not aware of anything happening.

Are Meditations Machines safe to use ?

As with any device that generates flickering lights ( such as television and video games consuls) the use of a Meditation Machine is safe for most people and no side effects are known.

However, there are a few specific cases where a Meditation Machine should only be used with the approval and monitoring of a medical professional.

This includes people suffering from any sort of serious medical condition such as epilepsy, brain damage, mental impairments, visual photosensitivity and any form of macular degeneration. This also includes people using a pacemaker or suffering cardiac arrhythmia or other heart disorders.

How quickly will I feel the benefits of using a Meditation Machine ?

The benefits derived from using a Meditation Machine increase over time. Some people experience benefits the first time they try one with immediate feelings of calmness and restfulness. Others start to see significant improvements after several weeks with continuing progress.

Be patient if you feel that you are not making progress as quickly as you would like. Even if you are not aware of it at the beginning, you will be getting important physical and psychological benefits every time you use a Meditation Machine.

The changes can be subtle at first. You may start to find that you have more energy and that your sleep patterns have improved. You may find yourself becoming less angry and reacting to stressful situations in a more controlled manner. You may find that your attitude to life changes and that you have a greater sense of balance. These changes are often gradual and you notice them after using your Meditation Machine for some time

When should I use a Meditation Machine ?

Using a Meditation Machine is beneficial at any time. Some  people like to use it early in the morning as this provides a great start to the day. Equally, some people  like to use i in the evening to help relax and refresh them after work. If you have the time, of course, you can use your Meditation Machine in both the morning and evening to increase the beneficial effects. Some people even  fit in another session at mid-day as a way of energising themselves for the afternoon.

Regular use of your Meditation Machine will achieve the best results. Try to make it part of your routine. As a general guide, you should use it at least three times per week.

What sounds will I hear through the headphones ?

The sounds produced by the Meditation Machines consist of soothing pulses and tones that have been found to be very conducive to gently guiding the brain into deeper, relaxed states.

It's also possible to combine the built-in tones with your own music or self-development CDs. Each Meditation Machine comes with an audio patch cable so that you can easily connect it to a CD or MP3 player, or any external audio source.


How do Meditation Machines compare to programs like Holosync ?

We believe that Meditation Machines are much more effective than audio CDs like those from the Holosync Programme.

The reason is that our Meditation Machines use light and sound to help guide you into relaxed, meditative states of mind, whereas the Holysync CDs are only using sound. For most of us, sight is our primary sense and so it is the light stimulus that will have the major effect. Of course, with our Meditation Machines, light and sound are being used together in a synchronized fashion and so the effect is even greater.

(It's worth pointing out that the tones and pulses produced by our Meditation Machines are very similar to the sounds of the Holysync CDs.)

Also, our Meditation Machines have many different types of sessions built into them. . These sessions fall into various categories, such as Relaxation, Meditation, Sleep Enhancing, Learning and so on. This means that you will have plenty of scope for experimenting to find the sessions that work best for you. We think that this makes our Meditation Machines much more versatile and useful than the Holosync CDs.

Are Meditation Machines difficult to use ?

All our Meditation Machines have been designed to be very simple to operate. To start a session, you simply switch on the unit, select a session, put on the comfortable headphones and special glasses, and press the 'Play' button.

Can a Meditation Machine help with sleep problems ?

Meditation Machines are very effective in helping with sleeping difficulties.

Sleeping difficulties can be caused by many things. Using a Meditation Machine helps to deal with one of the primary causes - mental stress.

Stress can manifest itself at night as an over-active mind. The mental chatter we carry on inside our heads can overwhelm our ability to get a good night's rest.

Using your Meditation Machine immediately before you go to bed will help naturally to quieten your mind and relax your body. It will also help to produce the brain wave patterns that trigger sleep.

In a more general way, using your Meditation Machine over time will improve the way you handle stress and and condition your mind to be quieter and calmer. You will also notice improvements in physical and mental well-being and this will have a cumulative effect in improving your sleep patterns.

Can I use a Meditation Machine with Personal Development tapes and CDs?

Meditation Machines can greatly improve the effectiveness of various types of recorded materials such as personal-development and hypnosis programs. Your Meditation Machine will move your mind into the optimal calm, relaxed state for the material to be most effective.

Simply determine the length of the program you intend to listen to, and then choose a relaxation session of approximately the same length. You can use the supplied 'patch' cable to mix the recorded material with the Meditation Machine's built-in sounds. Alternatively, you can listen directly to the recorded material while running one of the relaxation sessions with just the special glasses on

Why should I buy a Meditation Machine from Meditations-UK ?

There are a number of good reasons why you should buy your Meditation Machine from us.


If you have any other questions, or would like advice about which Meditation Machine will be best for you, then please email us or phone us on 020 8371 0436.


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