Invitation: A New Mediation Tool for the Movement
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
– Audre Lorde
Happy New Year! We believe that the only way we can sustain our labors for justice through the challenges of 2019 is by caring for our bodies and minds. And we want to move beyond self-care to community care. So we partnered with tech innovators at Binaural Dream to bring you a new tool for the new year…
We are so excited to announce “BREATHE & PUSH” — a meditation pack designed to support deep breathing as we work for justice in our lives and in the world. The pack consists of 4 musical compositions: Breathe, Push, Transition, and Labor with Love. It works as a powerful daily meditation practice.
We invite you to download the app for free, click on “Breathe & Push,” and start meditating with us! We are making a commitment to meditate once a day in the lead up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21st. Are you in?
Valarie, Amy, Elizabeth, Julianna, Melissa and the Revolutionary Love Fellows
Listen to “Breathe & Push” for free between now and MLK Day, Monday, January 21st. Just download the app and click on “Breathe and Push” at the top.
WHAT IT IS
Four meditation tracks available on the app called Binaural Dream — a first-of-its kind unguided sound meditation app designed for iOS phones. (Android coming soon). The tracks consist of 10 to 30 minutes of music. No words. Just sound.
HOW TO USE IT
Listen to the track called Breathe when you need rest, Push when you need energy, Transition when you need moral courage, and Labor With Love when you need all of the above.
WHY IT WORKS
Music and sound are ancient tools to regulate the nervous system. Binaural beats are a kind of music meditation that uses different tones in each ear to cultivate different brainwave states. The “Breathe & Push” pack uses a progression of delta, theta, and gamma binaural beats to promote relaxation and healing. It is composed in the key of A minor, a scale associated with grace, maternity, and the sacred.
The meditation series is designed by tech innovator and musician Sanj Brar. Last year, Sanj saw a need for better wellness tools and left his job at a Fortune 250 company to create DreamThink. (Read the story here: “This NYC Start-Up Launches to Create the Perfect Unguided Meditation App”.) Sanj’s sister Valarie began to listen to their app Binaural Dream during a difficult pregnancy and draining period of activism. Music meditation soon became a daily practice. She shared it with her team at the Revolutionary Love Project. “Why aren’t there more meditation tools designed to support movements for social justice?” we wondered. The partnership between the Revolutionary Love Project and DreamThink was born. This collaboration is our first experiment.
IF YOU LIKE IT…
The app is available for free, and the “Breathe & Push” pack is available for free until MLK Day. If you want more, subscribe to access the full library of meditation packs and listen all year. Proceeds will be donated to the Revolutionary Love Project! Just follow the instructions on the app.