When I read the claim that OmLife would “change the way the world meditates”, I don’t think anyone could accuse me of being skeptical.
See, my general reaction after listening to other binaural beats often involves a pained look on my face. If you read the first part of my article on technology and meditation, you would understand why. In a nutshell, binaural beats have lacked a sense of “auditory aesthetics” (read: it sounds ugly); so you can imagine my shocked delight after hearing the collection of binaural beats that Mindvalley put together that was quite literally, music to my ears.
Mindvalley attribute the success of this product to Omharmonics: their system that utilises a blend of binaural beats, audible heart beats, breaths and soothing harmonies.
Mindvalley is the digital publisher of spiritual, psychic and personal development material from some amazing authors. OmLife is the first product actually authored by Mindvalley, and I have to say it is simply amazing.
It was an auditory orgasm that almost left me changing my Facebook status to O M G!”
My first reaction after listening to the OmLife Collection was that it was beautiful, simple, relaxing, refreshing and an absolute work of art – and this was just after listening to the 10 minute demo that they offer on their website.
Compared to other binaural beat meditations on the market – OmLife seriously makes them look amateur!
Their complete series consists of 5 sessions, each with a 30 minute and a 15 minute version, so you get a total of 10 sessions in total.
These 5 sessions are:
- The Awakening – a morning meditation to help you keep a calm and collected mind from the moment you wake up.
- The Focus – a meditation to help you focus and concentrate, designed to help you be more productive.
- The Spark – a meditation to inspire creativity and generation new ideas.
- The Balance – a restful meditation to be used after work, to refresh your mind and body.
- The Deep Rest – a meditation to listen to at sleep time, to give you a deeper, more restful sleep.
I’m a fairly experienced meditator that took a break; recently I returned to meditation, but it was met with the inability to sit and focus on meditating – my mind was massively distracting me. OmLife cut through these distractions as easily as a hot knife cuts through cold butter. No kidding, the distractions just melted away. It was that quick and easy, and it felt too good to be real!
Reading the content of the website more in depth, I got the sense that OmLife is the first collection of a whole series of meditations based on Omharmonics; I’m sure that fans of OmLife would welcome any further product releases without hesitation.
The Plus Points
The first and foremost thing that stands out about OmLife is the fact that it is a pleasure to listen to. Put aside other binaural beats, the layered harmonies make it some of the nicest meditation music I’ve ever heard. In fact, I don’t think I’ve even noticed the typical pulsating rhythm that is so characteristic of binaural beats.
It’s very well compiled and whilst I know some people were put off by the breath sounds, I couldn’t find any fault with it. The breath sounds actually helped me to regulate my own breathing, and helped me to relax much faster.
I liked the fact that each track had two variations – a shorter 15 minute one, and a longer 30 minute one. This was great if you just wanted a rapid refresh, or a longer deeper meditation.
One of the major things with OmLife was that it was extremely easy to use. You could play it directly from their website or download the sound file to and transfer it to your mp3 player.
Following on from the point about being easy to use, it took next to no effort to enter into the meditative state. Sometimes I had thoughts that rammed themselves into my head, but to over come that mind noise I just turned my attention to listen to the track, and in a few moments the mind noise wasn’t there.
I like the fact that the tracks covered most of the activities in the day – the one’s I’ve used the most were The Awakening, The Balance and The Deep Rest. These were the one’s which really made it count for me, and I can vouch for the fact that after listening to The Awakening, I’ve had some of the best mornings, and especially after listening to The Deep Rest I have had some of the most restful sleep I can remember. In listening to The Balance I have always felt rejuvenated and refreshed, it’s like I’ve had a second lease of energy for the day.
The Minus Points
There aren’t any major negatives that I can think of, however I am still not 100% on the value of OmLife. It’s USD$149 for the 10 tracks – 5 x 30 min full length tracks and 5 x 15 minute shortened tracks. I look at the fact that most other binaural beat meditation tracks are not that costly – usually between USD$5 to USD$17. Having said that it is a unique technology, and it is the only binaural beat meditation that has actually worked for me, and left me satisfied – and when you break it down, it actually does come to $15 a track – even though the 15 minute track is just a shortened version of the 30 minute track. I know that most meditation CD’s can be bought for about AUD$20-AUD$25 and have up to 12 meditations on a single CD, however they are not usually binaural beat meditations. Despite it being $149, I don’t have any reservations in recommending OmLife.
The only other minus point is a technical point. Due to the fact that OmLife uses binaural beats, there is a requirement to listen to it on stereo headphones. Isochronic tones have a similar if not the same effect, but don’t require stereo headphones – this means you can listen to it on a CD or on your computer, or even on your Xbox (or other game console), and that makes it more portable and more user friendly. However, this is a seriously minor point, and it really doesn’t diminish the quality of the product – but it is a point to consider for any future releases.
Without a doubt, OmLife is the best product to induce the meditative state that I’ve ever listened to, and it is suitable for meditators at all levels.
Here’s how I rated it:
This product comes with my highest recommendation, and you should buy this without hesitating.
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