What is ASMR? | Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today, I’m scraping the surface of ASMR which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.

ASMR is an experience characterized by a tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the tip of your head and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. Some people refer to this as getting “chillz” or “goosebumps” when its not cold.

It’s spontaneous. It plays with your senses. It seeks a climax or a point of no return. And is normally triggered by something external. It’s sometimes called a brain massage or a spine tingle. The sounds are slow, soft, and prickles the nerves.

ASMR has been described as like achieving deep relaxation when receiving a fantastic massage. The sensation can be triggered by a multitude of seemingly ordinary, everyday sounds—fingers tapping, pencils scribbling, pages turning, plastic crinkling. Okay maybe that last one is just a shudder or pure disgust.

The strange thing about ASMR is that a sound you find intoxicating might make someone feel enraged and fill them with hate. The wide range of our individual reactions is a testament to the wonder and weirdness of our senses.

How does this connect to a clean, sustainable life? Well, besides controlling the things that are physically around you, having control over your senses and emotions is important too. Achieving deep relaxation through sounds alone can be very satisfying. And when you are satisfied, you can potentially make more level-headed decisions. In which conscious consumerism is important to living a clean, sustainable life.

Is ASMR for everyone? No. Some people think its weird. Like my husband, Justin. I hope he doesn’t mind this video though. If you want more ASMR, there are a ton of YouTube videos out there with many different sounds. You could listen for hour and hours and hours. If you want.

Thanks for watching and listening to my video today. 2019 is going to be a great year for new videos. I’m planning to alternate between education videos, how to videos, product review videos, and news videos. We’ll see how it goes. By the end of the year, it might be something completely different.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you next week.

Take care of yourself <3

Peace!

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References

The New Yorker: The Brain-Tingling Sounds of ASMR - https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-brain-tingling-sounds-of-asmr

Wikipedia: Autonomous sensory meridian response - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

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