A mental and emotional body fitness program
This workshop will be all about learning how to use our mind to get desired results.
In the above video clip Dr. Namita Aggarwal speaks about Inner Architecture of Mind.
The brain is made up of billions of cells called neurons, which use electricity to send signals and communicate with each other. The combined activity of these cells is like a ‘brain wave’ because it has a rhythm of rising and falling like a wave. These brain waves consist of several frequency categories. Each category stands for a specific mood and state of mind and is directly connected to what a person is doing, thinking or feeling. Stimulation of the different frequency ranges will change and improve the mental state of a person.
There isn’t a single brain wave state that is “better” than the others to be in – each have their advantages and disadvantages. However, most people are lacking in at least one brain wave pattern. For the majority of individuals, Alpha brain waves happen to be the lacking frequency range. Things like environmental stressors, fear, anxiety, tension, and overworking tend to deplete your Alpha wave activity.
Training your brain
The Alpha brainwave state is actually considered the brain’s most normal functioning state. But, we seem to spend less and less time functioning in Alpha. One consequence of this is the brain actually forgets how to produce Alpha waves. This means we tend to feel more stressed and less able to cope with the strain stress induces on your health. So, the result is a greater chance of getting stress-related disorders and diseases.
There are three main ways to train your brain to help experience Alpha, and Theta brainwaves. The first two are yoga and meditation. They can be very beneficial but take time to practice and needs patience and discipline. The third way is Brainwave Entrainment (BWE), the fancy name given to sound waves which naturally & gently affect the rate at which your brain functions. This involves listening to binaural beats, monaural beats or isochronic tones. Audio brainwave stimulation is not just a placebo, nor is it the same relaxing effect that one may get from simply listening to relaxing music. It provides in a very short time period the exact frequencies needed to get the brain to produce the specific brainwave frequency. It’s a kind of short cut. They effectively entrain and synchronise your brainwaves to enhance any specific brainwave pattern. This allows you to rapidly enter states of relaxation, focus, high-energy, or meditation whenever you want.
What are the benefits of modifying our brainwaves?
This program teaches you a simple solution for producing more Alpha and Theta waves through breathing, creative visualization, brainwave entrainment and relaxation/meditation practice so that it fit in to a hectic daily schedule for the busy individual. It’s a way to combat stress and reach peak Alpha and Theta brainwave states. The proven and powerful benefits of entraining your brainwaves can be a highly effective method for personal growth. Different brainwave states will produce different results for you.
When in Beta state, we have very limited access to our subconscious mind. Visualization here doesn’t really work. The only other alternative is to drop down into Theta waves (which we enter when we are dreaming), but it is very difficult to stay conscious in this state. More likely, you’ll simply fall asleep. Therefore, Alpha waves are perfect – plus, they act as the “doorway” between your conscious & subconscious mind.
If you can learn to produce Alpha waves whilst remaining conscious, you will be able to make profound & lasting changes to your subconscious mind & self-image. Learning how to produce at will Alpha waves is essential if you want to experience the full benefits of visualization. Unless you are in the right state of mind when you visualize, you’ll struggle to see results. Conversely, when you are in Alpha, you’ll effortlessly.
Typically when we are awake our brain is producing Beta waves. These are much faster than Alpha waves; resulting in faster thoughts, the ability to multi-task – but often, unfortunately, they can result in anxiety & stress. It is practically impossible to visualize effectively when in Beta. Your brain is just “too busy”. Accessing Alpha waves is the key.
About the brainwaves
BETA – 14-30 cycles per second (Hz)
Beta state is associated with normal waking consciousness in which most people are wide awake, alert and concentrating during the day. It is the default and dominant brainwave for most of us most of the time. Stimulation of the BETA brain waves is associated with:
- Alert attentiveness,
- Verbal/reading skills,
- Intense focus and problem solving,
- Reducing fatigue,
- Attention and focus.
Beta brainwaves activity is significant to proper mental functioning. However insufficient beta activity can cause mental or emotional disorders such as:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD),
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and insomnia.
ALPHA – 7-14 cycles per second (Hz)
Alpha brain wave activity is generally associated with relaxed wakefulness. Alpha states are commonly described as tranquil and pleasant- sometimes accompanied by a “floating” feeling. Alpha frequencies are also indicative of a creative state of mind where free association is prominent. Accessing Alpha waves feels really good- and is massively beneficial for body and mind. We typically enter Alpha as we are falling asleep or taking a nap. Stimulation of the Alpha brain waves is associated with:
- Pain relief,
- Stress/anxiety reduction,
- Memory improvement and super learning,
- Access to higher levels of creativity,
- Improved problem solving abilities,
- Improved mood and stability of emotions,
- Getting into the “zone” of peak performance,
- Enhanced immune system,
- Releasing levels of Serotonin reducing risk of depression, anxiety and panic attacks,
- Reduction in heart rate, blood pressure and sweating,
- Better access to the subconscious mind, which is absolutely perfect for creative visualization.
Alpha waves are detected during wakeful relaxation with closed eyes. Alpha waves are reduced with open eyes, drowsiness and sleep. During REM-sleep and reversible coma Alpha waves are also occurring. The purpose has yet to be fully understood. However it is common in chronic fatigue patients, and may amplify the effects of other sleep disorders. Alpha waves help with everyday stress relief, overcome phobias, calm down hyperactive children, and helps by stuttering problems. However Alpha waves indicate idleness, and mistakes are often made when a person is doing something automatically, or “on auto-pilot”, and not paying attention to the task they are performing.
THETA – 4-7 cycles per second (Hz)
Theta brain waves are linked to subjects as diverse as memory, emotion, neural plasticity, sleep, meditation and hypnosis. Theta brain wave activity is generally associated with a mental state of deep relaxation or early stages of sleep from which people can easily be awoken. Meditative Theta states are often associated with vivid mental imagery, peacefulness and generally pleasant experiences. Stimulating the low frequency Theta waves in your brain can help produce:
- Heightened intuition,
- High levels of creativity,
- Integrate emotional experiences,
- Potential change in behaviour,
- Improved problem solving skills,
- Increased retention of learned material,
- Lowering stress and anxiety,
- Ability to tap into the subconscious mind and reprogram it.
DELTA – 0-4 cycles per second (Hz)
Delta brain waves are the lowest frequency that you can achieve and produces a state of deep sleep (N3 Slow Wave Sleep stage) and complete lack of body awareness. It is thought to help the body with healing and to release various hormones including human growth hormone (HGH) at various frequencies. Delta-waves are the predominant wave form of infants (0-5 years). Delta wave activity decrease across the lifespan, with most of the declines seen in the mid-forties. By the age about 75, stage 4 sleep and Delta waves may be entirely absent. However there are also functions beyond those related to sleep. Disruptions in Delta wave activity is seen in adults:
- Who are sleep walking and sleep talking,
- During states of intoxication,
- During states of delirium,
- With diabetes and insulin resistance,
- With Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues,
- With Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement.
- With neurological disorder of dementia,
- With neurological disorder of schizophrenia,
- With depression,
- With obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
- With Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Stimulating DELTA brainwaves in people who are wide awake has been shown to have additional benefits. They offer a number of benefits, particular for the healing and strengthening of the body.
- Increased relaxation at the deepest possible states of relaxation,
- Relieving certain types of pain like e.g. headache,
- Fatigue reduction,
- Boost immune system functioning,
- Reduced (preoperative) anxiety,
- Release anti-aging hormones,
- Tap an increased amount of empathy,
- Heal and rejuvenate the body and mind,
- Repair your muscles,
- Release of natural growth hormone,
- Release of melatonin,
- Release levels of cortisol,
- Improved sleep,
- Connecting with your intuition.
Delta brainwaves are said to be the opening to non-physical states of reality. Many people have reported having spiritual experiences and sometimes Out-Of-Body-Experiences (OOBE) while having Delta brainwave activity.
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