Alpha brainwave activity can induce amazing levels of creativity, greater relaxation, higher learning and athletic abilities, and even improve your immune system!
If you’re interested in exploring that elusive Alpha brainwave state of mind, you’re in the right place!
Those rare times you have really felt like you are “in the zone” — where everything seemed to be running in your favor — your brain was probably operating at Alpha level.
The average person’s mind operates within the “Beta” frequency range during normal waking hours. This frequency is typically more than 14 Hz.
If you manage to reduce the frequency to between 8-13 Hz, then you have entered what is known as Alpha level.
Alpha brainwave activity can naturally occur during long periods of meditation, yoga, drowsiness and sleep.
But what if you want to enter the Alpha state whenever you choose?
What if you could reach the Alpha brainwave frequency whenever you command, almost instantaneously? Wouldn’t that be incredible?
Well, it is possible, and you can do this without spending hours each day meditating or sitting in awkward yoga positions.
Here’s a simple techniques to get your brain to the Alpha frequency quickly and easily …
“Counting down” is one of the original methods introduced by José Silver (author of “The Silva Method”).
It is fairly simple, easy and very effective.
To use this technique, get in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Take a deep breath, breathe out and relax your body as much as you consciously can.
Now count down, slowly from 100 to zero. Try to pace your counting to coincide with your breath. So count one number on each inhalation or exhalation. Visualizing the number can help focus the mind.
That’s all there is to it!
Once you’ve reached zero, your mind will already be in the alpha state. Of course, counting backward from 100 will take a while, but it will get you used to reaching the alpha level.
After a while, you can reduce the starting number to 50, then 25, then 10, 5, and eventually 3. With practice, you’ll be able to slide into the Alpha brainwave zone on demand.
Once you get really good at this, you can even reach alpha in normal day to day situations.
You won’t necessarily need to close your eyes and relax your body like you originally had to. Your mind will be conditioned enough that you should be able to reach alpha by letting your eyes relax and vision blur, and counting down from 3.
Some people don’t even need to count down, the action becomes instinctive and almost instantaneous.
Can you imagine having this kind of ability?
It’s more than achievable with the countdown method. However, it will take patience.
Daily practice is essential. Twice a day for at least 20 minutes is recommended.
As mentioned, you’ll need to start with counting down from at least 100, and perhaps reduce the starting number every 7-10 days. After 4 or 5 weeks you’ll be able to enter into the alpha brainwave state with ease.
This will become incredibly useful in day to day life. Entering the “alpha state” will help you in numerous situations, enabling you to stay calm in the face of chaos, tap into your deepest creative mind, or maintain laser sharp focus and clarity of mind.