I started my career as a builder, then became a building inspector and now I do software testing and support. I was passionate about martial arts for many years until I became too busy with family and business commitments.
Martial arts introduced me to the value of controlled breathing and I sought to develop my breathing further by playing the flute. I have only played wooden flutes with my focus for the last 7, or so, years being on playing the Native American style flute.
Martial arts also introduced me to meditation, which I have practiced daily for around 10 years. For several years I found it really difficult to get into a meditative state, but persistence slowly paid off. I have found that playing the flute in a particular way puts me into a deep meditative state quicker than the usual meditation techniques.
I don’t have any EEG equipment yet, but when I do, I hope to experiment with meditating using the flute. I still have a lot of reading to do, but I’m thinking to stretch my budget and go for an OpenBCI Cyton Daisy setup. I’d like to get as big a picture as possible, but am still unsure if more channels is the answer.
Oh yea, I nearly forgot to mention, I’m from New Zealand.