What are Alpha Brainwaves?
Alpha brainwaves are generally accepted to be the brainwaves of meditation or hypnosis. Alpha brainwaves are slower and stronger (all brainwaves are measured in Hertz-or frequency, and amplitude-or strength) than Beta brainwaves, which are the brainwaves of your usual thinking, logical waking state.
Alpha brainwaves are in the frequency range of 8-12 Hz. Alpha waves carry with them some very special properties, including being the brainwaves of the trance state. These special properties include:
- Peak performance
- Involved in the body/mind relaxation response
- Super learning–great for memorization and recall
- Boosting of the immune system
- Communication with “inner wisdom”
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
- Heightened threshold, or tolerance, of stress
- Positive attitude
- Relaxed and balanced state of mind
The alpha brainwaves are automatically produced when you close your eyes, and if you close your eyes and then roll them up in your head (imagine looking at an imaginary finger on your forehead), you’ll produce even more. In fact, this is a great way to trigger yourself to go into meditation/trance/hypnosis as well as to deepen the state. The use of alpha brainwave entrainment in the meditation music for relaxation gives you the positive effects listed above.
Don’t misunderstand– you produce ALL of the brainwaves ALL of the time. It isn’t really that you’re in one brainwave or the other, as some information can lead you to believe. Balancing your brainwaves is the goal, so that you have a nice, balanced profile. If you are stressed, anxious, have a “chatterbox mind” or the like, then you will most likely benefit from training your brain to produce more alpha brainwaves. When you condition your brain to produce a more balanced brainwave profile, through the use of products like Meditation I for example, with repetition and reinforcement of that input your brain will produce that balanced profile all day long. This will give you the benefits of alpha brainwaves listed above.
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