Have you ever wondered why rain is so soothing and relaxing?
Well it is because the brain perceives rain as a non-threatening sound.
As primates, we are wired to pick up on threats, which usually come in the form of high-pitched sounds like a scream, birds squawking suddenly from the tree tops, branches snapping, or thunder overhead.
In the modern day, we perceive sounds like car alarms and the crash of something dropping to the floor in a similar way.
Rain is soothing because it generally indicates a peaceful time, a time when the forest is fairly quiet and animals take shelter. During rain, threats are lower and temperaments are calmer.
Our Theta Rain meditation combines the relaxing properties of authentic tropical rain with Theta binaural beats frequencies.
How Theta Rain Helps You Relax
Theta binaural beats are proven to relax the mind and promote a meditative state (1). We use a 6 Hz frequency in Theta Rain, which is the central point of the Theta state and perfect for deep relaxation and introspection.
In addition, we have tuned the recording to 432 Hz, which is an alternative music tuning said to exert a positive influence on the mind and body, stemming from its connection with the frequency of our planet.
Lastly, rain is also a form of white noise. White noise comprises a range of frequencies that combine to create a wall of sound capable of blocking out other sounds in the environment. Wind, ocean waves, and a static radio signal are examples of white noise.
Rain is not pure white noise because it usually has some distinctive features, such as the individual pitter-patter of drops, but it masks external distractions in the same way. It helps to block out the sound pollution of the external world and, in turn, brings your mind into the present moment.
This combination of the natural rain ambiance, the binaural beats Theta frequencies, and the 432 Hz music tuning creates a listening environment wholly conducive to meditation, introspection, and mental and physical rejuvenation.
How to Use This Meditation
We recommend using Theta Rain for general relaxation purposes and for meditation practice.
Some might also find it useful to listen to in the evening, to quieten an overactive mind and prepare the brain for sleep. Indeed, it can be used as part of your listening routine with our sleep recordings.
You can sit or lie down while listening. All you need to do is put on your headphones, press play, and let the therapeutic qualities of Theta Rain wash away tension and restore inner balance.
You can also listen to the Theta Rain meditation without headphones while you work, read, or if you'd like to have a calming ambience in the background while you paint, write, or engage in any other creative exercise.
Enjoy the deeply relaxing sound of tropical rainfall. Download Theta Rain now.