How Solfeggio Frequencies Work

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Solfeggio frequencies refer to a group of frequencies known to have regenerative and healing properties on the mind and body. So how do Solfeggio frequencies work?

Literally, everything in the universe is vibrating and vibrations influence everything. After all, we’ve all experienced good or bad vibrations in our daily lives. Feeling good or bad, healthy or ill, has a lot to do with the vibrations you immerse yourself in.

Science has proven we are what we eat. And as it turns out, we are what we resonate with as well. Just as we can choose to eat healthier foods we can choose to consume healthier frequencies.

Studies on the effects of sound frequencies on living organisms by biochemist Dr. Glen Rein and how frequency vibrations affect water by Masaru Emoto are fascinating and a bit controversial. We’ll get into those studies in due time. I think we can all agree that sounds do have an influence on our mental state.

Why these frequencies?

Western Christianity, Eastern Indian religions, Gregorian Monks, and ancient Indian Sanskrit chants all used Solfeggio frequencies.

Back in 1952 German physicist, Winfried Otto Schumann discovered the Earth resonates with the ionosphere at a low frequency ranging between 7.86 Hz to 8 Hz. Solfeggio frequencies have a direct relationship to the Earth’s heartbeat, called the Schumann resonance.

8 Hz is also the replication frequency of human DNA and the working frequency of the DMT molecule, a substance produced by our pineal gland. Coincidence? I don’t think so. And if that’s not enough to get you thinking, 8 Hz is the working rhythm of the alpha waves of our brain to which the two hemispheres of our brain work together.

Herbert Konig took Schumann’s research a step further by comparing EEG recordings with the Earth’s electromagnetic fields and found a connection between the Schumann resonances and various levels of human brain activity that naturally occur during daily human activities. Everything from sleeping to creating to learning has a brainwave state frequency we now know as delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma.

How do these frequencies affect our state of mind?

Every activity you do creates a brainwave frequency conducive to that activity through a process known as brainwave entrainment. Brainwave entrainment is a fancy way of saying that things that vibrate tend to cause the things around them to vibrate at the same frequency. In fact, when our brain waves vibrate at similar frequencies to those around us we feel a connection with those people or with that shared activity.

For example, take the Alpha state which resonates at around 8-10 Hz and is just below the normal waking state of Beta (11-25 Hz). When we’re in the Alpha state our brain activity slows. Our mind and body feel relaxed and highly focused. We can easily process information consciously without as much “mental activity” to interfere with it.

Alpha waves strengthen links between the conscious and subconscious mind, meaning that while you’re consciously learning, you’re also unconsciously processing what you’re learning. In the Alpha state, the mind can easily assimilate what it is perceiving with more clarity.

That’s why when you go to a library or to study in a classroom they ask you to be quiet so people can reach an Alpha state to focus more easily. Stepping in from a busy, noisy city street into a library takes you a few minutes to settle down into the Alpha state.

How do Solfeggio frequencies work?

Solfeggio frequencies work by getting your mind and body to match the frequency you’re listening to. Your breathing will slow down (or speed up depending on the frequency) as would your heartbeat, your pupils would dilate, and pulse and blood pressure would drop.

We can influence our brainwaves and the physiology that goes with it by using Solfeggio frequencies to work our brainwaves.

Why Solfeggio frequencies of healing produce more positive effects on the body than any other sounds or tones.

Have you ever heard musicians playing instruments that are out of tune? It makes you cringe, right? But when they are in tune with each other we experience harmony. Solfeggio frequencies work like the tuning of an instrument by tuning ourselves to be in harmony.

Imagine two pianos perfectly tuned to each other. Striking a note on one piano causes the second piano’s string to vibrate on that same note. That’s entrainment. Immersing ourselves in Solfeggio frequencies work in tune with the Earth.

As I mentioned earlier, the Earth’s heartbeat resonates at around 8 Hz matching five different brainwave states: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma.

The basic Solfeggio frequencies include six different tones, but there are more. Here’s a brief look at 9 frequencies and their unique healing effects on the body and mind.

The benefits of the different Solfeggio frequencies

Root Chakras

174 Hz – a natural anesthetic. Removes pain physically, energetically as well as karmic energy. 174 Hz frequency gives your organs a sense of security, safety, and love, motivating them to do their best.

285 Hz – This tone is useful when treating wounds, cuts, burns, or any other form of damaged tissue. Return cells to their original form. Restructure damaged organs. 285 Hz is about remembering and healing you, your internal organs, and your energy.

396 Hz – Remove subconscious fears, worries, and anxiety. Eliminate feelings of guilt and subconscious negative beliefs blocking the path to achieving personal goals.

Sacral Chakra

417Hz – Cleanses traumatic experiences and clears destructive influences of past events. Encourages the cell and its DNA to function in an optimal way. 417 Hz frequency energizes your body cells and helps to use their creative potentials.

432 Hz – Heightens perception, increases the mental clarity and unlocks intuition. Reduces anxiety, lowers the heart rate, and blood pressure. In addition, it encourages synchronicity between both brain hemispheres, increasing intuition, insight, and creativity.

Solar Plexus Chakra

528 Hz – Ability to heal and repair the body. Reduces stress in the endocrine systems and autonomic nervous systems—even after a mere five minutes of listening. Ideal background music any time you feel under the weather or simply need to unwind.

Heart Chakra

639 HzOpens the heart chakra and enables harmonious interpersonal relationships. Enhances communication, understanding, tolerance, and love. Used for communication with parallel worlds or spiritual spheres, or with the Spirit or the non-vibrational energies of the spiritual world. It will enable you to experience Oneness – our true nature.

Third Eye Chakra

852 Hz – Solfeggio 852 Hz is directly connected to the third eye chakra. Used for awakening inner strength & self-realization. It is good for dissolving stagnate mental energy from over-thinking.

Crown Chakra

963 Hz – This tone awakens any system to its original, perfect state. Known as The God Frequency. it’s connected with Light and all-embracing Spirit enabling direct experience and a return to Oneness. This frequency re-connects you with the Spirit or the non-vibrational energies of the spiritual world. It will enable you to experience Oneness – our true nature.

963 HZ AWAKEN THE PERFECT STATE - 963 Hz The God Frequency Open Crown Chakra

How to start

To benefit from Solfeggio frequencies it’s really simple. Think of it like this. If you want to get a tan you have to get in the sun. If you want to to get healthy you have to eat right and stay active. And if you want to resonate with positive vibrations in tune with the Earth you need to expose yourself to the right vibrations.

All you really have to do is start listening to healthy frequencies that resonate with the Earth and you’ll start to vibrate at those frequencies too.

That being said, Solfeggio frequencies are often used to meditate or do yoga. but they can be listened to like any other music.

However, One word of caution though. You don’t want to listen to any frequency that puts you into a Delta brainwave state while driving. (between 0.5 and 4 hertz)

Delta waves suspend external awareness and are generated in the deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. Binaural beats can put you in that state too, so, no driving or operating heavy machinery while in Delta.

Solfeggio frequencies can be combined with binaural beats. Binaural beats are an entirely different thing. You’re hearing two tones, one in each ear, that are slightly different in frequency, and your brain processes a beat at the difference of the frequencies. We’ll get into binaural beats in another post.

For a deep dive into how the Solfeggio frequencies were discovered and how they relate to the Earth and universe watch Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form by Alanna Luna. This video will appeal to you math nerds and will blow your mind.

This article is reposted from my personal website at if you would like to learn more and videos from my YouTube channel Goozfraba Meditation Music.

I started this project with a friend and we've been meditating regularly. Please follow us on social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we post lots of Solfeggio frequency tuned videos.


Great post. Love working with these healing sounds. Thanks for your post ❤

You do yoga? Do you meditate too?

I always find it funny that people separate yoga and meditation, because 'yoga' is really meditation, or at least 'meditation' is one of yoga's limbs. I guess the modern world translates 'yoga' as 'physical exercise' but it's only a part of it. I absolutley love working with sounds in my practice, whatever you call it haha!!! I started off with iyengar @yogajill which had no sound element - but once I started studying nada a whole universe opened up! Appreciate this post, @luzcypher - congrats on the OCD, I was hoping it'd get a boost! @riverflows xxxx

In know thay[re related but yeah, most translate it as more of a physical exercise. Thanks for reading my post and dropping a comment.

You bet. My whole adult life so far. And, even moreso this crazy year. Can't imagine life wuthout it. For me, as both a practitioner and teacher, the main components of yoga are meditation. You?

I meditate daily for the last few years but haven't tried yoga.
"This crazy year" is putting it mildly, right?

Meditation is a huge part of yoga, so i'd say you do practice! Haha, yeah putting it mildly LOL just a little considering i started dating in May. 🤣

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I owe you a sincere, public apology for not being on the ball last year. I don't know what was going on but I was not interested in getting in to it when I came back. Was trying to avoid drama... and then some Chinese guy went and nuked Steem essentially. I'm really glad you've found your way to Hive. If you'd like to chat, find me in the Hive discord. I'm not checking it every day, pretty sporadically, but I'll give it more of a look this week.

Hey @pfunk. I'll find you in the chat soon. We should catch up. I didn't want to get into the drama either. Talk soon and thanks for the upvote. Hope you're doing well.

hey you are back!

Those were good beer times in Krakow!

Krakow was a blast, my friend.

Hey mate! Good to see you on Hive. Hope all is well with you.

Not sure about this frequency stuff, but if it works for you then great.

How are you? Long time no see. Yes, these frequencies are definitely working for me and many others. Even tuned my guitar to 432 Hz and it sustains longer and sounds warmer to my ears. Really good to see you're still here. I'll always remember the fun times. Did you make it to Steemfest last year?

I didn't make it to Steemfest 4 as it was too big a trip for me, but I know people who went. Was supposed to be a UK event this year, but it was called off, although I did meet up with some guys in London recently.

I'm still making music with some local folk. Some Hive people are keeping some form of open mic going, but I've not been so into that.

Anyway, Hive is a fresh start and we can try to make it better than Steem was. We have lots of good people, so I still have hope.

Stay well.

My first bookmark on Hive, thanks for sharing this, it’s a great summary and one I definitely reference

I'm glad you liked it and thanks. Do you meditate? If you're into this kind of stuff you can check out my website where I get totally into it. There are lots of meditation music videos and articles about this stuff.

Glad you are back.
I had to read your post a couple of times but I will read it again because I like this topic about frequencies. I tune my guitar using 440 HZ. Subscribed to your YouTube channel.

Hey, how have you been? I used to tune my guitar to 440 like everyone else but now I tune it to the Solfeggio frequency of 432 Hz. Where the A= 432 Hz. I think the notes sustain more and it feels warmer

Thank you, I'm fine although it's a total mess here in London.
Actually, I used to tune my guitar to 435 HZ and I think I will go back to that frequency or maybe even 432 HZ.
Have a nice day!

432 Hz is the frequency that all the other Solfeggio frequencies are based on. It's actually the center of it all. Check this out. It explains it in detail. Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form

Thank you so much for the link!

Oh how amazing!! I'm beginning a 9 week Solfeggio Program TODAY!! And was planning to write about it tomorrow (after the first exercise today).

How fortuitous! I promise to link this post in mine - so we can ride this awesome vibrational shift together. 😆

Cool. If you post it before the week is up let me know and I'll add a link from this post too.

Thanks for commenting. I'm really getting into meditation for the last year or so. Do you meditate?

I have been meditating for decades and used to also run a Sound Healing group here in Thailand back in 2003. LOL. I have my first degree in Classical Music and have never lost my fascination for harmonics & acoustics.

The Solfeggio Frequencies are new to me as a healing modality and the 9 week discovery is being hosted by Chiang Mai Holistic.

I'm assuming the downvote of my comment was a slipped finger LOL


Cool, I really started getting into it daily after visiting Thailand for 7-months. It's a rewarding practice. Solfeggio I've been into for years though.

Have you seen this video? It really gets into it.

Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form

I think you'll enjoy it.

I haven't seen that video and I'm looking forward to checking it out - thank you. 7 mmonths in Thailand must have been wonderful. I'm in my 17th year here LOL....


I remember chatting with you when I was there but we never got to hook up in Chiang Mai but I did meet quite a few Steemians in Thailand.

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