Learn how to do alpha meditation so you can access your alpha state of mind. This complete guide to alpha meditation shows you everything you need to know.
The human mind is one of the most amazing and complex machines in the universe. And for all our Zen-sational readers who know how to utilise the power of the mind, the human mind is a supremely powerful tool.
When you know how to use your mind properly you gain immense strength. And one of the first parts of understanding your mind is getting to know the different states.
When we talk about “states of mind” we are talking about the frequency of brainwave signals. There are many different frequencies, with the main four being Beta, Theta, Delta, and Alpha.
Alpha mind is one of the most important state of mind.
Why Is Alpha State Of Mind So Important?
Alpha state of mind is similar to being in a state of light relaxation. Have you ever been driving the car at night when you’re relaxed and driving safely but at the same time you feel like you’re just chilling? Or have you ever been reading a book when you drift away in it? You’re still conscious but you’re not aware of what’s happening around you you’re just engrossed in the book? That’s alpha state of mind.
Alpha state of mind occurs at a brainwave frequency of between 9Hz and 14Hx and is characteristed by relaxed consciousness. It’s a great state of mind or when you’re absorbing information. That’s why it’s a great state of mind for focusing on studies.
The human mind naturally switches from one day to another at various times during the day and during various activities. But there are some circumstances in which you might like to voluntarily change your state of mind. For instance, when you’re studying you might like to switch to alpha state of mind so that you can focus more effectively.
One way you can access alpha state of mind is with meditation.
Why Use Alpha Meditation Technique?
Alpha meditation slows the brain waves to half of their normal frequency, to 8-14 pulsations a second, a rate which, as you will find, creates great relaxation and refreshes the body.
Before beginning it is important to ground yourself. To do this, inhale deeply through the nose and release any stress in your mind. Focus your mind on your breathing. Continue to do until you are relaxed and your heartrate has slowed.
As your mind slowly relaxes and you let go of stress, you will reach alpha meditation. This is a powerful state in which you are open but not vulnerable.
How to do alpha Meditation:
Begin with a ten minute Anapanasati Meditation to relax. If you’d like help with this, consult my guide to anapanasati meditation.
One of the most common ways how to do alpha meditation is to create a mental picture of the number 3 three times, then repeat with the number 2 and finally 1. This is a very quick way to activate alpha brain wave.
Alpha meditation also uses visualisations in which you imagine yourself in places where you want to be, or accomplishing things you wish to accomplish. By visualising you make your ruminations more real. You may also wish to repeat affirmations.
At the end of the visualisation count from 5 to 1 and open your eyes.
Many people have reported powerful effects of alpha meditation.
As an alternative to this, it has been scientifically proven that meditating on the sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls also produces alpha brainwave state.
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