Scientists have spent a great amount of time studying the ways that brainwaves work. What they have discovered is:
Delta waves oscillate between 1-4Hz. This frequency is associated with deep sleep patterns.
Theta waves oscillate between 4-7Hz. This frequency can be associated with REM sleep or lucid dreaming.
Alpha waves oscillate at 7-13Hz. Alpha waves are associated relaxation and meditation.
Beta waves oscillate at 14-40 Hz. Beta wave can be associated with an excited state or our normal waking state.
What benefits do Alpha Brain Waves provide?
You will notice from the earlier discussion that each brain wave (Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta) create different states of consciousness. But, our interest for this article is benefits of the alpha state can be considered the "meditation" brain wave.
People that are considered the elite in their respected fields, live a balanced lifestyle of peace and relaxation. Living a stressful and high anxiety lifestyle is a recipe for failed health, limited creative functioning, and being unable to experience our full potential in our lives. Understanding the power of alpha activity states, provides a way to tap into areas of our minds that are waiting to be released.
3 Reasons To Use Alpha Brain Waves
More relaxed Thoughts and Relaxed BodyPeople that practice deep meditation or yoga are quite familiar with the benefits of a relaxed mind and body connection. When you increase your alpha brainwave activity, you can reduce stress, anxiety, and other nervous feelings.
Access Creative StatesPeople that seem to have above average creativity, have been known to experience burst alpha brainwaves. This increase in of alpha waves appears to provide insight and special problem solving skills. If you are an artist or other creative type of person, then an extra burst of alpha waves will give you a new range of creativity.
Peak Physical PerformanceYou have heard the saying, "He/she is in the zone." There is published proof that when top athletes are at the height of their game, they have alpha activity burst in the left side of their brains'. Marksmen, golfers, and elite basketball players are most likely to display an increased alpha rhythm, whereas regular folks haven't been able to tap into those levels. With brain entrainment in alpha state you can improve your peak performance.
Imagine what your life would be like if you had the ability to access your alpha brain wave activity. You could have clear and calm thoughts, which will enhance your creativity and problem solving skills. You will also have the opportunity to reach your peak performance in your golf game or any other athletic activity you participate in. Binaural beats have been shown to help people entrain their brainwaves to the four basic frequencies.
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