Welcome to your Brainwaves
It’s important that you know how the human brain plays a role in the state of your mind. While the majority of us concentrate on taking a look at our emotions so that we can become happier, more spiritual beings, our brains waves and our subconscious mind also play a key part in our search for fulfilment.
In the following article we will be checking out our five brainwave frequencies and the way they affect our state of mind.
Are We The Controllers Of Our Reality?
We easily forget that each individual is the controllers of their own reality – and that “our reality” just isn't made up of outside influences, but that it actually consists of our thoughts, beliefs and our mindset.
Therefore, by being educated about the deeper states of consciousness, it is possible to open up your subconscious mind and create your reality when needed, at will and with precision. To achieve this, the initial step would be to understand your different brain frequencies. Did you know that we all have five (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma), and every frequency is measured in cycles per second (Hz) and features its own group of characteristics representing a particular degree of brain activity plus a unique state of consciousness? Interesting, yes?
1) Beta (14-40Hz) The Waking Consciousness And Reasoning Wave
Beta brain waves are connected with normal waking consciousness plus a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning.
While Beta brain waves are essential for effective functioning throughout the day, they can also result in stress, anxiety and restlessness.
The voice of Beta can be defined as being that nagging little inner critic that gets louder the higher you go into range. Therefore, with a majority of adults operate at Beta; it’s little surprise that stress is today’s most common health problem.
2) Alpha (7.5-14Hz) The Deep Relaxation Wave
Alpha brain waves can be found in deep relaxation in most cases once the eyes are closed, when you’re slipping right into a lovely daydream or during light meditation. It is an optimal time for you to program the mind for success and in addition it heightens your imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration.
It is the gateway to your subconscious mind and lies at the base of your conscious awareness. The voice of Alpha is your intuition, which becomes clearer and much more profound the closer you get to 7.5Hz.
The renowned Silva Method, by Jose Silva is premised on the effectiveness of Alpha. However the Silva Method allows you to achieve this deep relaxation through meditation during waking consciousness.
3) Theta (4-7.5Hz) – The Light Meditation And Sleeping Wave
Theta brain waves can be during deep meditation and light sleep, including the all-important REM dream state. It is the realm of your subconsciousness and only experienced momentarily as you drift off to sleep from Alpha and wake from deep sleep (from Delta).
It is stated that a feeling of deep spiritual connection and unity with the universe may be experienced at Theta. Your mind’s most deep-seated programs are at Theta and it is also where you experience vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity and exceptional insight. Unlike your other brain waves, the elusive voice of Theta is a silent voice.
It is at the Alpha-Theta border, from 7Hz to 8Hz, in which the optimal range for visualization, mind programming and utilizing the creative power of your mind begins. It’s the mental state where you consciously create your reality. At this frequency, you are aware of your surroundings however your body is in deep relaxation.
4) Delta (0.5-4Hz) – The Deep Sleep Wave
The Delta frequency is the slowest of the frequencies and is experienced in deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep, transcendental meditation where awareness is fully detached.
Delta is the realm of your unconscious mind, and the gateway to the universal mind and the collective unconscious, where information received is otherwise unavailable at the conscious level.
Among many things, deep sleep is important for the healing process – as it’s linked with deep healing and regeneration. Hence, not having enough deep sleep is detrimental to your health in more ways than one.
5) Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave
This range is the most recently discovered and is the fastest frequency at above 40Hz. While little is known about this state of mind, initial research shows Gamma waves are associated with bursts of insight and high-level information processing.
Gamma brain waves are a frequency pattern of normal brain activity that measures between 25 and 100 Hz, with around 40 Hz being typical in humans. Gamma waves were essentially unknown before the introduction of digital EEG (electroencephalography) recorders, since analog electroencephalography could not measure brain waves at that high frequency (their upper limit is about 25 Hz). Neuroscientists are starting to discover the marvellous properties of the brain when it produces the gamma frequency.
Gamma brain waves are the fastest brainwave frequency with the smallest amplitude. They are linked to the “feeling of blessings” reported by experienced meditators such as monks and nuns, along with peak concentration and intensely high levels of cognitive functioning.
Neuroscientists feel that gamma waves have the ability to link information from all parts of the brain – the gamma wave originates within the thalamus and moves from the back of the brain to the front and back again 40 times per second – not only this, but the entire brain is influenced by the gamma wave. This rapid “full sweep” action makes the gamma state one of peak mental and physical performance. Gamma is the brainwave state of being “in the Zone,” that feeling that you can do anything.
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