Complete Guide To Brainwaves

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Our brain is an electrochemical organ. Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. Millions of electrical pulses pass between neurons when we work, exercise, relax, or even sleep. There are five categories of these brainwaves, ranging from the most activity to the least activity: gamma, beta, alpha, theta, delta.

Delta waves (0.5 – 4 Hz)

DELTA WAVES (0.5 – 4 Hz) are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings. Research has shown that stimulation with delta waves can trigger a slowdown in brain activity that will aid relaxation and sleep. Delta waves also encourage the production of hormones such as DHEA and melatonin which have a direct impact on the skin, bodily functions, and general well-being. The delta wave stage of sleep is essential for ensuring that our bodies are in good working order.

  • Up to year one, babies spend most of their days in Delta states
  • We can observe Delta when in dreamless sleep
  • According to a research published in 2005, women emit more Delta waves than men
  • Delta waves can never go down to zero, as that would mean we are brain dead
  • The last state we experience before we die is Delta

Delta waves are used in our predefined program Improve Sleep. To take advantage of Delta in Custom programs, pick a frequency between 1 Hz and 4 Hz. These frequencies enhance deep sleep and relaxation. They can combat anxiety, panic, and other stressful emotional situations. 4 Hz specifically is beneficial to certain meditation practices, while 2 Hz has been found to promote nerve regeneration.

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Theta waves (4 – 7 Hz)

THETA WAVES (4 – 7 Hz) are connected with creativity, intuition, daydreaming, fantasizing and are a repository for memories, emotions, sensations. Theta waves are strong during REM sleep, hypnosis, internal focus, meditation, prayer, and spiritual awareness. Theta waves allow massive amounts of information to be loaded into the brain.

  • Theta waves are also considered to boost creativity and accompanied with feelings of inspiration and spirituality
  • When we are in a trance, we are in a theta state. Children when playing video games can get into a similar trance

Theta waves are used in our predefined programs Theta Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation and Open-Heart Meditation. To take advantage of Theta in Custom programs, pick a frequency between 4 Hz and 7 Hz. These frequencies boost meditation practices, introspection, memory enhancement, and they help us learn more efficiently.

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Alpha waves (7 – 13 Hz)

ALPHA WAVES (7 – 13 Hz) A person who has just completed a task and sits down to rest is often in an alpha state. When your brain is producing these waves, it’s responding to activities like meditation and rest that can reduce your stress levels and help you feel calmer. Alpha waves provide an environment where we can be more susceptible to new ideas and open to more possibilities.

  • In a 2009 study, researchers have found that during meditation the alpha waves are significantly greater in the posterior region than the frontal one. Alpha brain waves are therefore the line between complete rest and alertness.
  • When athletes get “in the zone” they are in an Alpha state
  • When we admire someone’s charisma, it’s because they are fully present in the moment and most likely in Alpha state

Alpha waves are used in our predefined program Quiet Mind Meditation, Meditation for Calming & Synchronisation and Deep Relaxation. To take advantage of Alpha in Custom programs, pick a frequency between 7 Hz and 13 Hz. These frequencies help us with combatting anxiety, and they stimulate the regeneration of tissue. 10.1 Hz specifically promotes the restoration of the physiological balance in the head lost due to migraines and stimulates clearer cognitive functioning. It enhances focus, restores the circadian rhythm, helps with tremors, and aids the cessation of smoking. 12 Hz enhances peripheral blood flow. Schumann’s fundamental frequency (7.83 Hz) is also located amongst the various Alpha frequencies. 

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Beta Waves (13 – 30 Hz)

BETA WAVES (13 – 30 Hz)  When the brain is aroused and actively engaged in mental activities, it generates beta waves. Beta stimulation improves mental function, and as a result, physical efficiency. Beta waves are characteristics of a strongly engaged mind. We are mostly in beta during the day when we are mentally active and attentive.

  • They are the fastest of the brainwaves
  • Beta waves are divided into three sections; Lo-Beta, Beta and Hi-Beta; the latter (22-38Hz are waves of heightened anxiety)

Beta waves are used in our predefined program Enhance Mental Capacity. To take advantage of Beta in Custom programs, pick a frequency between 13 Hz and 30 Hz. These frequencies enhance alertness and vigilance. 16 Hz specifically promotes the regeneration of cells. 18 Hz has been found to help with combating obesity, while 20.25 Hz helps with combating anxiety. Schumann’s 1st (14.3 Hz) and 3rd (27.3 Hz) resonance harmonic are also located amongst Beta waves. These promote general well-being and the bodies self-healing properties.

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Gamma waves (30 – 100 Hz)

GAMMA WAVES (30 – 100 Hz) are present when we are processing information from different parts of the brain simultaneously – when doing intellectual or highly demanding jobs that require utmost focus.

  • Gamma waves can also be present in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, hallucination, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy.
  • People with high levels of Gamma activity are considered exceptionally intelligent, compassionate, and have a strong sense of self-control.
  • Gamma waves are used in our predefined programs Focus Meditation, Lucid Dreaming and Pain Control. To take advantage of Gamma in Custom programs, picks a frequency between 30 Hz and 100 Hz. These frequencies help us process demanding information. 40 Hz specifically promotes awareness, memory enhancement and conscious control. Frequencies from 48 Hz to 50.57 Hz support meditative states that counteract depression. They also help with musculoskeletal problems, eye problems and heart problems.  Schumann’s 4th resonance harmonic (33.8 Hz) is also located amongst the various Gamma waves. It promotes general well-being and the bodies self-healing properties.

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