Why a Meditation MP3?
What is so different about a meditation MP3 recording versus
using a CD for meditating? It's all about the portability, and
that matters more than you might think for some purposes.
My own first experience with brainwave entrainment was listening
to a CD, and it was great. Well, the second or third were great.
I believe I fell asleep the first time - these things can be
very powerful. Sitting in a comfortable chair (as opposed to
lying down, as I did the first time), and listening to a meditation
CD put me into a very relaxed meditative state. I even learned
to use the recordings for creative brainstorming while in the
alpha state (I explain more about this elsewhere on the site).
Then I bought my first MP3 player, and as soon as I downloaded
a brainwave entrainment recording onto it, I understood the limitations
of the CDs, and the advantages of the newer technology. I went
for a walk while listening, which I could never do comfortably
with my clunky CD player. I carried the player in my front pocket
and took it wherever I went so when I had some free time I could
meditate easily. I couldn't do that with the CD player in the
car because it didn't allow for headphones.
Having a one-ounce player makes a big difference. In fact,
I have taken my MP3 player traveling with me, as I will do in
a week when I go to Ecuador. I'll be able to sit on the beach
and meditate as the sun sets, or just have a good session in
the hotel room. I can take it wherever I go.
It is small, light, and has a long battery life. These are
the primary advantages of a meditation MP3 recording versus a
CD. It opens up possibilities that just aren't there or aren't
so easy with a CD player. For a good example of one of those
possibilities (which is one of my favorites), see our
page on walking meditation.
As for the recording to use, my top recommendation is right
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I put them in my computer, on my MP3 player, and on CDs.