Mindwaves Relaxation Meditation Focus Mask Goggles. In today's go-go, constantly wired world, it is very difficult for people to unplug, unwind, and get in touch with their inner selves. Mindwaves Goggles are passive, low-tech Ganzfeld devices that helps people quickly and easily enter relaxed, meditative, and higher states of consciousness. If you have any questions about this item, please give us a call (800)355-2956.
The Ganzfeld Effect:
Historically, Arctic explorers were the first people to describe the Ganzfeld effect. After they gazed into a frosty field of snowy white, they reported experiencing a form of snowblindness. Upon further research in the 1930's, it was discovered that when people gaze into a featureless field of vision (a Ganzfeld), they quickly and consistently enter a profoundly altered state. When Ganzfelds have been tried by experienced meditators, they have described the effect as instant meditation. This is not surprising, since most forms of meditation require you to focus your attention on a spot, your breathing, a mantra, etc. While traditional meditation can take many years of practice, a Ganzfeld works for most people in a matter of minutes. The Effect Described, when someone is exposed to a Ganzfeld, they typically experience a progression of effects that can be described as follows:
- All color drains from your field of vision
- The size of your field of vision oscillates
- You "see" a swirling Kaleidoscope of colors
The first step on your inner journey usually begins with Relaxation. That's where you start the process of detaching from your constantly racing mind, and get to a place of peace and tranquility. Mindwaves Goggles can help you by limiting your visual distractions, and by acting as an anchor to help you more quickly relax the next time you use it. For maximum benefit, it is best to set aside a regular period of time to practice relaxation. Start with as little as 5 minutes a day, and simply observe the thoughts that are running through your head. This will usually reveal hidden issues that are causing you unrecognized stress. As you become more aware of your issues, you will typically find ways to address them, which allows your mind to relax, creating less stress in your life. Mindwaves Goggles can help you with both forms of meditation, speeding the focus required through the Ganzfeld effect. Ultimately, however, the main result of a consistent meditative practice is the attainment of higher states of consciousness.
As you gain experience with Relaxation, you may decide to pursue a more structured approach to entering deeper states of awareness and relaxation. Meditation is one such approach that has been practiced since ancient times, both inside and outside of religious traditions. While there are many different disciplines and techniques of meditation, they usually fall within two main categories:
- Active Focus Meditation - In Active Focus Meditation, the goal is to explore a thought or concept in great detail. It's a great way to gain hidden insights into issues in your life.
- Passive Focus Meditation - In Passive Focus Meditation, the goal is to free your mind from all thoughts, and simply observe the flow of consciousness in silence. It's a great way to learn more about yourself, especially those things you didn't know you didn't know.