What are the 4 Brainwave Patterns and How Do They Effect Your Health

WHAT ARE BRAINWAVES?

Every moment of your life your brain is active. It is pulsing

with electrical impulses; you heard that right, electricity! The

electricity or electrical current generated by the brain can be

measured with an electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures the

frequency of the electrical current. This frequency or speed of

the brainwave is measured in Hertz(HZ).

Now here is the really cool part. These frequencies can be

associated with your state of mind at any particular moment.

This means that your state of mind, for example being relaxed,

frightened, or sleepy…can be “seen” in your brainwave

frequencies. The speed of the frequency allows us to categorize

our brainwaves into four broad categories.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT BRAINWAVE PATTERNS?

There are four common brainwave patterns that have been well

researched and documented. They are:

BETA WAVES – 14Hz to 20Hz. Beta waves are associated with normal

waking consciousness. They are present when you are focused on

activities in the outside world.

ALPHA WAVES – 8Hz to 13Hz. Alpha waves are likened to a light

meditation. They are prevalent when you daydream. They will

become stronger when your eyes are closed.

THETA WAVES – 4Hz to 7Hz. Theta waves occur during heightened

states of creativity and are found with a deep meditative state.

DELTA WAVES – .5Hz to 3Hz. Delta waves are found in a deep sleep

state or unconsciousness. Also, Delta waves are common in very

deep meditation.

FOCUS, CREATIVITY AND CONCENTRATION – THE ALPHA CONNECTION

A predominance of Alpha waves in the brain is associated with

accelerated learning, focus and enhanced creativity. When you

are focus on something, there is a predominance of Alpha waves.

No matter what your profession or hobby, these attributes will

increase your productivity and enhance your experience.

FINDING THE HIGHER SELF – THE THETA CONNECTION

A deep meditative state is true bliss. Increase your Theta waves

and you are on your way to this state. In the Theta state you

can lose your attachment to the physical body. You will feel a

deep sense of physical relaxation. This disconnect of mind and

body allows you to focus on the inner you, the higher self. This

is the ideal state to begin your journey into meditation.

SLEEP AND MORE – THE DELTA CONNECTION

A Delta state has long been associated with sleep. If you have

trouble sleeping, the CDs targeting this range will help

immensely. Having a CD that targets the Delta brainwaves will

allow you to enter a deep sleep state easily. It will be time to

say goodbye to insomnia!

Recently there has also been some research that suggests that an

even deeper meditative state can occur during predominate Delta

wave activity. As you gain experience and comfort with

meditation, you may want to try reaching a Delta state during

meditation.

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes

only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any

disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any

health care program.