Brain Waves: Research has shown our brain usually stays in four major levels of
awareness and can reach a fifth. The first four are known as Beta, Alpha, Theta Delta. Finally Gamma is a state of higher awareness. Lets explore.
1) Beta (14-40Hz) – The Waking Consciousness And Reasoning Wave
The most awake level is beta, and in this state the brain is active and very awake. This state is usually associated with intellectual thought and verbal expression. While Beta brain waves are important for effective functioning throughout the day, these are the waves that can turn into stress, anxiety, restlessness and disease.
2) Alpha (7.5-14Hz) – The Deep Relaxation Wave
The alpha level is the next state down, and it is associated with a much more relaxed, calm, and creative waking state. A nice alpha level can be achieved with simple meditations. For example just slowing breathing. When breathing slows, other body functions including your brain frequencies will begin to relax and slow down. When you are completely relaxed but not yet asleep your brain is in a very creative and intuitive pattern.
3) Theta (4-7.5Hz) – The Channelling, Meditation and Sleeping Wave
Moving down in awareness levels we arrive at the theta frequencies, and a very interesting set of frequencies they are. Theta is where dreams, deep hypnosis, ESP, out-of-body projections, channeling, and other ‘spooky’ mind phenomena happen. Children (up to the age of 7) are in this state far more often than adults, in this age range they programming their subconscious minds. If we wish to reprogram our habit patterns this state is essential, although most of us only get quick, half-remembered glimpses into this realm. It is at the Alpha-Theta border, from 7Hz to 8Hz, where the optimal range for visualization, mind programming and the manifesting power of your mind begins. Within this frequency range is the resonance of the earth itself 7.83hz.
This is where Reiki is so effective: Researchers found that not only do the brain wave patterns of practitioner and receiver become synchronized in the alpha state, characteristic of deep relaxation and meditation, but they pulse in unison with the earth’s magnetic field, known as the Schuman Resonance at the alpha-theta border. During these moments, the biomagnetic field of the practitioners’ hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal, and not as a result of internal body current. This frequency is where you consciously create your reality. Within this frequency modulation lies what is called the hypnagogic state. In this state is where I work with you, consciously implementing new patterns and releasing limiting programs. This vibration of 7-8hz is a half-awake, half-asleep state or the twilight-zone of reality; a subtle grey area where conscious and subconscious start to overlap. At this frequency, you are barely conscious of your surroundings and your body is in deep relaxation. By spending larger amounts of time in this resonance, you can re-program negative patterns, blockages and belief systems. Eventually, or immediately consciousness levels and frequencies and begin to resonate at your maximum potential. Whether you’d like to work on healing the body, or the mind, tapping into these waves can help you reach your potential by stimulating creativity, and your special gifts or even help you begin implementing new healthier habits from old negative programming.
4) Delta (0.5-4Hz) – The Deep Sleep Wave
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. 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. You may fall into this wave during our session too!
5) Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave
Gamma brain waves are a frequency pattern of normal brain activity that measures between 25 and 100 Hz, with around 40 Hz being average in humans. This is a newer area of research as Gamma waves were essentially unknown before the development of digital EEG (electroencephalography) recorders, since analog electroencephalography could not measure brain waves at that high frequency (their upper limit is about 25 Hz). Neuroscientists are beginning to discover the marvelous properties of the brain when it produces the gamma frequency. Gamma brain waves are the fastest brainwave frequency with the smallest amplitude. They are associated with the “feeling of blessings” reported by experienced meditators such as monks and nuns, and with peak concentration and extremely high levels of cognitive functioning. Gamma waves are shown to be created after a subject experiences a deep meditation. We induce and re-entrain clients in the Theta or creation frequency with the goal to help them emit higher frequencies like Gamma waves in their everyday lives. Contact You Can Thrive! for a consultation and experience it for yourself.