Brainwaves, how they work and how we can “use” them”
Science proved: our brain generates different waves created by synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other
Your brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. The combination of millions of neurons sending signals at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in the brain
|Gamma||27 Hz and up||Gamma is associated with the formation of ideas, language and memory processing, and various types of learning. Gamma waves have been shown to disappear during deep sleep induced by anesthesia, but return with the transition back to a wakeful state.|
|Beta||12hz – 27hz||Wide awake. This is generally the mental state most people are in during the day and most of their waking lives. Usually, this state in itself is uneventful, but don’t underestimate its importance. Many people lack sufficient beta activity, which can cause mental or emotional disorders such as depression and ADD. and insomnia. And low SMR production (a sub-range of beta at 12-15hz) may be related to insomnia.vStimulating beta activity can improve emotional stability, energy levels, attentiveness and concentration.|
|Alpha||8hz – 12hz||Awake but relaxed and not processing much information. When you get up in the morning and just before sleep, you are naturally in this state. When you close your eyes your brain automatically starts producing more alpha waves. |
Many studies monitoring the EEG activity of experienced meditators have revealed strong increases in alpha activity. Alpha activity has also been connected to the ability to recall memories, lessened discomfort and pain, and reductions in stress and anxiety.
|Theta||3hz – 8hz||Light sleep or extreme relaxation. |
Theta is also a very receptive mental state that has proven useful for hypnotherapy, as well as self-hypnosis using recorded affirmations and suggestions.
|Delta||0.2hz – 3hz||Deep, dreamless sleep. Delta is the slowest band of brainwaves. When your dominant brainwave is delta, your body is healing itself and “resetting” its internal clocks. You do not dream in this state and are completely unconscious.|
With meditation you can slow down your waves, and try to reach slower brainwaves and deeper mental state.
This following audio, that you must listen with earphones, will lead you towards different brain states. As you may know, alpha waves are seen in calm and meditation state, theta during sleep and deep meditation, then delta during dreamless sleep and very deep meditation. The slowest the waves, the most regenerative and healing will be your sleep. For that reason they are also called healing frequencies.
In this audio you will find 30 minutes for each brainwave.