Sunday, April 20, 2014

What is the definition of “brain waves” & How it works?

What is the definition of “brain waves” & How it works?


It’s important to understand how your brain contributes to the state of your mind. While most of us focus on looking at our emotions in an attempt to become happier, more spiritual beings, our brains waves and our subconscious mind also play a key part in our quest for fulfillment. The brain constitutes of a countless amount of neurons, which all communicated with each other. That electrical activity can be measured with special equipment, the EEG. The EEG (electroencephalogram) measures the electrical activity over an area of the brain. The resulting map is called a “brain wave pattern”, because the neurons use brain waves for communication.

Brain waves are measured in Hertz (Hz)

Our five brain wave frequencies and how they affect our state of mind and will be following up on Thursday with a more in-depth look at the impact they have on us physically and mentally, in addition to some exercises we can do to “switch on” certain frequencies.
Different types of brain waves are associated with different states of consciousness (e.g. being asleep or awake or even meditative states). Brain waves are also associated with different benefits for the body and for the mind. For example, the human growth hormone, HGH, is normally released in sleep. The HGH is very important, because is needed for bone growth, hair growth and for the body in order to grow at all! This can also be induced with the help of binaural beats (will be discussed later) without being asleep. Another benefit is that very to extremely relaxed states of body and mind can be induced. There are, of course, countless other benefits and association of brain waves. For now, let’s take a look at the different types of brain waves and when they normally are produced by the brain.
Therefore, by learning about the deeper states of consciousness, you can open your subconscious mind and create your reality at will, and with precision. To do this, the first step is understanding your different brain frequencies. Did you know that we all have five (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma), and each frequency is measured in cycles per second (Hz) and has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and a unique state of consciousness? Smart, eh?

1) Beta (14-40Hz) – The Waking Consciousness & Reasoning Wave

Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. Your brain produces many beta waves during your waking state. When you are solving a math problem, reading or focusing on any kind of problem which requires a thinking process (in words) your brain produces beta waves. That means beta brain waves can be imagined as the “working brain waves”.
They can be also produced when someone is angry, since this leads to an increase in certain parts of the brain.
Having too many beta brain waves during the day will eventually become very harmful to a human being, since other brain waves, such as alpha brain waves, are not produced or just a too little amount. People often encounter health issues such as stress, unconcentration and even depressions. Depressed people show a very unhealthy amount of beta brain waves in an EEG. While Beta brain waves are important for effective functioning throughout the day, they also can translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness.
The voice of Beta can be described 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. In this stage what ever mind programming you are doing here 40% your dream and desires will fulfill because whatever you are doing it is the state of conscious.

2) Alpha (7-14Hz) – The Deep Relaxation Wave gate to other brain waves

Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation and usually when the eyes are closed, when you’re slipping into a lovely daydream or during light meditation. It is an optimal time to program the mind for success and it also 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 more profound the closer you get to 7 Hz.
Having a healthy amount of alpha brain waves is very important! There needs to be a balance between beta and alpha brain waves, otherwise, the individual will encounter different mental and physical problems.
By inducing an alpha brain waves state of mind, one feels more relaxed and the emotional well-being is supported. Also, the heart rate slows down, which is healthy for the heart and the body is able to “recover” itself more easily than in a stressed-out beta state.
Alpha brain waves is that it is a “bridge” to your subconscious mind. This is especially important in meditation. If a person has a so called “alpha block” (someone, who does not produce alpha brain waves or only a little amount) he will have the feeling that there is something deep inside him. This can be, for example, inaccessible creative power or an emotional issue which is in the subconscious mind and cannot become really conscious.
In meditations, it is important to have enough alpha brain waves, a bridge, which can make the deep experiences become conscious and actually remember them. So, stimulating alpha brain waves with binaural beats is often very beneficial for anyone, be it a person with an emotional issue, a meditator and so on .Here in this state of mind become active 70% of your wishes and targets can complete. Reiki healing here become faster and Many healer work in this stage.

3) Theta -”creative waves” (4-7Hz) – The Light Meditation & Sleeping Wave

Theta brain waves are present during deep meditation and light sleep,This is state of yogis whatever yogis think in this state it will fulfil by his programming, can programmed to other by his subconscious mind .Here yogi get many ridhi shidhis ( 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 said that a sense of deep spiritual connection and unity with the universe can be experienced at Theta. Your mind’s most deep-seated programs are at Theta and it is 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. They are often associated with sleeping and dreaming. Musicians, painters and other people who do a creative work tend to have more theta waves and produce even more theta brain waves when they are, for example, playing on the piano or painting.
It is at the Alpha-Theta border, from 7Hz to 8Hz, where the optimal range for visualization, mind programming and using the creative power of your mind begins. It’s the mental state which you consciously create your reality. At this frequency, you are conscious of your surroundings however your body is in deep relaxation. This theta stage is also observed in people under hypnosis. If you know how to stop in alpha and theta state you can fulfill all your dreams come true.

4) Delta (0–4Hz) – The Deep Sleep Wave “intuitive waves”

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. Also related with the state of Samadhi, the deepest state in meditation as appeared in ancient Indian Yoga 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. Delta binaural beats are the most relaxing of all. People often feel calmer, happier and also more emotionally connected to other people and they can understand other people’s feelings better in general. Also, the production of hormones, such as Serotonin, which makes you feel happy, and HGH is increased. Exposing the brain to delta binaural beats for a longer period of time during the day can result in a better general well-being and understanding of emotional depth.
5) Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave

This range is the most recently discovered and is the fastest frequency at above 40Hzt to 100hz. 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.
If you are interested to learn how to get in tune with your brain waves and be able to consciously activate them, you will definitely be interested to check out Omharmonics binaural beats enhanced music. These are specially engineered sounds that are scientifically proven to affect brain wave patterns to induce positive effects. Gamma brain waves tend to occur more often in very smart people, when they are doing something, what they enjoy very much. For example, when Albert Einstein was working on his relativity theories, he must have had a lot of gamma brain wave activity. There is a subtype of gamma waves, namely “hyper gamma waves”. Their frequency is 100 Hz and more! I like to call them “the genius brain waves”. They are also extremely fast and reach all parts in the brain. People, who practive the “loving-kindness meditation” (Metta meditation) also seem to have a lot of gamma brain wave activity. They often feel a universal connection, but also a deep feeling of inner peace and unconditional love. Gamma brain waves are something very exciting.

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