Brain waves are electrical impulses of the brain that are produced when our neurons communicate with one another. There are 5 types of brain waves, and each is measured in frequencies, Hz, or cycles per second. They are categorized based on how fast or slow they are, and also by their amplitude. The slowest brain waves are delta waves and the fastest brain waves are gamma waves.
In this article, we’ll discuss the different brain waves, and how they relate to manifesting. Knowing about the various brainwave states is helpful when practicing manifestation since in certain states are more productive than others when attracting your dreams.
The Five Types of Brain Waves
1. Delta Waves
Delta waves occur when we are in a state of deep restorative sleep. Delta waves are the slowest brain waves and vibrate between 1 and 4 Hz. In a delta state, your body is healing and restoring itself. This is why restful sleep is so important. It gives our bodies the chance to recuperate and regenerate.
Ketogenic diets and good sleep hygiene practices are said to contribute to achieving the delta state during sleep.
2. Theta Waves
In a theta state, we are very deeply relaxed. The brain waves are at a frequency of 4-7 Hz. People are usually in theta immediately upon awakening, before their brain becomes slightly active, and shifts into the alpha state. It also happens just before we fall into a deep sleep.
In a theta state, daydreaming is likely. The mind becomes completely disengaged from thoughts, and enters an autopilot state.
For example, if you’ve ever been driving and completely checked out, you were probably in a theta state. You were so relaxed that your logical, analytical mind shut down and your subconscious mind stepped in.
Additionally, when you feel drowsy or sleepy, you’re in a theta state.
In the theta state you can access your subconscious mind and your intuition. You can also retrieve old memories, old belief patterns, and create new ones. This is a wonderful state to reprogram your brain and change any self-limiting believes that hold you back.
The theta state also allows for more imagination and more creativity. It’s a good state to practice visualization.
Induce theta brain waves with binaural beats, sound baths, massages, float therapy, ASMR, and deep meditations.
3. Alpha Waves
In an alpha brain wave state, our brain waves vibrate on a frequency between 8 to 12 Hz. In this state, we are calm and relaxed and able to learn new information easily. It’s the state we get into when we are creative. Journaling, creating art, and listening to music are times that they alpha state is active.
The brain waves are slowed down, but we are still aware. However, awareness is expanded. We get into a flow state where ideas and downloads come with ease. It’s a very relaxing state to be in.
When we first wake up and just before we fall asleep, our brains go enter an alpha state.
Alpha brain waves can be induced through meditation, yoga, and by practicing mindfulness. We can also enter this state when we do light exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming or hiking. Consuming light caffeine like green tea or yerba matte tea can also induce an alpha state.
Being in an alpha or theta brainwave state can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. This is because these state produce calm and ease and, there are no thoughts rushing through our mind. Getting rid of any distractions can also help to achieve an alpha state.
4. Beta Waves
The beta brain wave state is when our brain waves vibrate on a frequency between 12 and 30 Hz. This is the state most of us are in when we are awake. In a beta brain wave state, our conscious mind is dominant and we are more aware and alert.
The left brain is more active and we are processing information, use logic, and tend to be more stimulated. The brain is highly alert as it absorbs all sorts of information.
Other examples of a beta state include playing sports, taking a test, analyzing data, or channeling your focus intently.
There are several ranges of the beta state:
Low beta (12-15 Hz) – introverted focus, reflection, and clear thinking; closely related to alpha waves
Mid beta (15-18 Hz) – high engagement, or actively solving a problem
High beta (above 18 Hz) – New experiences, anxiety, or excitement
5. Gamma Waves
Finally, we have gamma brain waves. Gamma brain waves vibrate the fastest at a frequency between 30 and 80 Hz. When we are extremely focused on something or deeply thinking, we are in a gamma state. This state is good to process information, for high levels of concentration, and to solve problems.
All of the senses become engaged, and you can experience peak mental and physical performance. Research states that in a gamma state, we are happier and more receptive. It can be described as a state of super consciousness.
Neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback, is a technique that allows you to learn how to consciously control your brain activity and purposely induce relaxation and master the mind-body connection.
You can induce gamma waves with this technique, as well as any other brain wave state. Isochronic tones also help to get into the gamma state, as well as avoiding distractions and being extremely focused.
How do brain waves relate to manifesting?
When we manifest, we are send our intentions and wishes to the Universe. It is best to do this when our feelings are positive and our mood is lifted. If we manifest in a high vibrational, positive state, we will attract positive things.
In the beta state, we are too alert, and maybe even a bit stressed. We may even feel anxious, especially if we are in high beta. We’re more focused on the 3D realm rather than higher states of consciousness. Our mind isn’t as relaxed as if we were in an alpha or theta state.
Anything that is manifested in a beta state, will resonate with that type of vibration. We’ll attract things that match our current state of mind.
This is why it is important to manifest when in an alpha state – even better if we manifest in a theta state. When we are in alpha brain waves, we still have the cognitive ability to manifest, but we are doing so from a place of ease and relaxation. There’s no stress, just positive feelings and relaxation.
Manifesting from a theta state is highly effective, but may be more challenging than from an alpha state. If you are an experienced meditator, this is the best state to manifest from. In the theta state, we can use our imagination to visualize what it is that we went. Visualization is key when it comes to manifesting.
If you can get in between an alpha and theta state, that is the ideal state to manifest.
Knowing about our brain waves and how to enter each state is a game changer. Not only can you manifest your wishes more easily, you can also intentionally create feelings of happiness and relaxation.
Now that you know all about brain waves, which state do you find yourself in most, and which state would you like to be in?
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