Benefits of Slower Brainwave Patterns
By now, you’re probably aware that slowing your brainwaves from Beta to Alpha or even Theta is a good idea. There are many beneficial effects from having a slower and more synchronized brain wave pattern.
So, without any further blabbering from me, here are some of the major benefits of slowing down your brain wave patterns to Alpha or Theta level.
Having Trouble Relaxing?
As you still your mind and slow down your brainwaves, you’ll feel increasingly peaceful and relaxed, even if the surrounding environment is falling apart around you. In fact, it’s impossible to go to Alpha if you’re still agitated and not relaxed, both physically and mentally.
Want to Improve Your Memory?
Have you ever struggled to remember someone’s name when you meet them?
You recognize the face but just can’t seem to recall the name. Or maybe, it’s some bit of date or information that just slips your mind. You can’t remember at that time but later, sometimes even days, the correct name or information suddenly pops into your mind!
When you remember names, past events, faces or any information at all, your brain wave patterns momentarily change from Beta to Alpha brain wave patterns. If the switch from Beta to Alpha brainwaves doesn’t happen or your Alpha brain waves are not strong enough, you’ll have difficulty remembering.
Remember that Alpha is the bridge that links the conscious and subconscious mind? That’s why the mind switches into Alpha level so that you’re able to draw the memories stored in your subconscious mind to your conscious, thinking mind (Beta) where it can be remembered, processed, interpreted and used.
Improve Your Focus & Concentration
Have you ever had the experience of being on a roll, the feeling that you could do no wrong? A time when everything seemed to go right. When you so totally focused and engrossed on something that you’re doing. Maybe it was a tennis match when every shot hit the line or a business meeting where you had all the answers.
It’s what athletes call "being in the zone". Everything just flows smoothly and you perform to the best, or even better, than what you could have imagined. Time flies by and before you realize it, you’ve accomplished what you wanted to do.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if everything always went that smoothly?
The good news is that you can learn to get into that state of mind. Another great advantage of being in Alpha brainwaves is that it improves your concentration and focus.
That’s because it makes use of both sides of your brain, instead of only one side. Normally, people usually are dominant in only one side of their brains, either the left or right side. When you’re in Alpha, both sides of your brain start to work together.
It’s like when all the rowers in a racing boat start to work together and synchronize their rowing. The boat moves much smoother and faster and goes a lot further than if the rowers were rowing out of phase with each other. Got it?
Unlimited Energy, Vitality and Enthusiasm!
Ever noticed how young children have so much energy? They have such vast amounts of energy and enthusiasm that you just feel tired looking at them running around.
Think about how enthusiastic and eager young kids feel about everything. They always have that bright, enthusiastic and eager look in their eyes.
Researchers measured the brain wave patterns of young children and discovered that they spend most of their waking hours in the brain wave patterns or Alpha or Theta. As they grew older and learnt to be more "grown-up", their minds would start generating more Beta brain waves.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing because without Beta, we would not be able to reason, analyze, work things out and function in our everyday adult lives. Reasoning, analyzing, logical thinking, scheduling and planning are all best done in Beta.
The problem is, most adults spend far too much time in Beta and not enough in Alpha or Theta brainwaves. This results in an imbalance and a feeling that something is missing in their lives.
That’s what people refer to when they talk about trying to "recapture or relive the excitement and innocence of youth".
Alpha brain waves bring back the energy, enthusiasm and zest for life that young kids naturally have.
Imagine having all the energy and vitality to channel towards achieving your goals. It won’t even seem like work because you’ll be so enthusiastic doing what you have to do!
I wonder how much your life will improve if you had an endless well of energy, enthusiasm and vitality to help you accomplish all of your goals, especially the really big, life-changing goals?
Improve Your Health and
A Harvard University study demonstrated that volunteers who take a short afternoon nap perform better at learning and memorizing tasks compared to those who don’t take a break. Companies who encourage napping noted a significant improvement in employee morale and productivity, especially among shift workers.
Dr. Amanda Beck, the medical director of the Sleep Disorder Center of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, recommends taking 15-minute naps in the middle of the day.
"It's a good idea. Even a 15 minute snooze under less-than-ideal circumstances can rejuvenate an exhausted worker. In a lot of ways, having a nap is lot better than a cup of coffee.", she says.
So, remember to tell that to your boss the next time you take a power nap after lunch!
Another interesting benefit of Theta and Alpha brain waves is that they help improve your intuition and psychic abilities.
Have you ever thought of a friend and then receive a phone call from them the next instant, or accidentally bump into them the next time you go out?
Alpha is the link between the conscious and subconscious mind. Whilst Theta is the realm of the subconscious and intuition.
So, if your Alpha and Theta brain wave patterns are strong enough, it’s a lot easier for intuitive messages from your subconscious or inner mind to reach your conscious mind.
Ever heard of women’s intuition? Well, it’s true.
Researchers compared the brain waves of both men & women, and discovered that women operate at a slower brainwave than men, closer to Alpha. That’s why women sometimes seem to intuitively know stuff that they couldn’t consciously know.
Kids are also very perceptive. They always seem to know when something’s not right. That’s because young children are mostly in a state of Alpha.
The same goes for animals. The brain waves of animals have been measured and found to be constantly in Theta. I’m sure you’ve heard of cats or dogs who seem to always know when their owners are coming back to the house, and would wait patiently by the door. Then, there are also many incidents of animals who seem to have a premonition or foresight of catastrophes or something
bad happening before the event, and would act differently and somehow warn their owners.
So, guys, the next time you think of sneaking out & having a good time with your buddies, and not telling your wife or girlfriend, think again. You might have a hard time hiding it from her!