Shamanic drumming has been used for centuries to facilitate altered states of consciousness and deep meditation. It is believed that the rhythmic beat of the drum can induce a trance-like state, allowing the listener to access different levels of awareness and consciousness.
Brainwave flow states are different levels of brainwave activity that are associated with different states of consciousness, such as relaxation, meditation, focus, and creativity. The four main categories of brainwaves are beta, alpha, theta, and delta.
When shamanic drumming is used to induce a trance-like state, it can help to shift the listener’s brainwaves from the higher frequency beta and alpha waves to the lower frequency theta and delta waves. This shift in brainwave activity is associated with deep relaxation, creativity, and heightened states of consciousness.
Research has shown that shamanic drumming can have a positive effect on the brain and body, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and enhancing cognitive function. It may also have therapeutic benefits for people with conditions such as depression, addiction, and PTSD.