Every achievement of humankind—from the first use of fire to rockets blasting into outer space—began with a thought. We communicate thoughts by means of vibration—through the words we speak, the ways we touch, and the actions we take. When our thoughts are in accord with those of others, amazing things happen and even entire planets can be transformed—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.
There is one key player in this constant vibratory communication. It is what is responsible for receiving, producing, and interpreting the vibrations that shape the quality and content of our lives. It is what connects our mind to our body and to our physical reality.
It is our brain.
Naturally then, when the mind is cluttered with negative or fearful thoughts, the body also becomes unhealthy. All life forms have natural immune and homeostatic processes that maintain or return them to a normal state of equilibrium. This innate healing ability is moderated by our brain. We can either choose information that strengthens it or weakens it.
Ilchi Lee created Brain Wave Vibration to help you tap into your inner essence and transcend false beliefs and preconceptions so that new, healthy information can take root. Like other forms of meditation, it slows down your brain waves to help you reduce stress, calm your mind, and become receptive to new, more self-supporting beliefs. Brain Wave Vibration balances the frenzied mindset associated with most modern lifestyles.
Brain Wave Vibration is a powerful, easy-to-follow brain fitness and holistic healing method that helps you stimulate the flow of ki (chi, qi) to bring your body and mind back into balance. Most ancient cultures recognize a universal life force (energy) that exists in all things. Asian healing systems theorize that it is the balanced flow of ki through certain pathways in the body (meridians) that determines our health and well being.
At its core, the practice utilizes basic vibration exercises to stimulate the brain stem, calm higher frequency brain wave activity, and circulate the body’s ki. By tapping into your body’s inherent rhythm, you are able to release tension and reach states of deep relaxation similar to that achieved through traditional sitting meditation. It can be done anytime, anywhere by people of all abilities, with or without music.
Brain Wave Vibration has three distinct elements:
- Deliberately making vibrations in your body,
- Allowing your body to ride the rhythm, and
- Following the flow of energy
It its simplest form, Brain Wave Vibration merely involves moving your body freely to its own internal rhythm while focusing on a particular intention, or just your body’s sensations. Various forms of the practice include the head nod method, full-body vibration, abdominal vibration, chest vibration, and energy meditation. A session can be just a few minutes or a full-one hour practice combining meridian stretching, vibration exercises, ki-gong movements, energy dance, and sitting meditation. No special clothing or space is required, and you can do it alone or with a group. For a more detailed explanation, read Brain Wave Vibration: Getting Back into the Rhythm of a Happy, Healthy Life by Ilchi Lee.