Brainwaves are electrical impulses in the brain and they are measured in cycles per second or hertz (Hz).. An individual’s behavior, emotions, and thoughts are communicated between neurons within the brains and correspond with different brainwaves.
So lets look at different Brainwaves:
Beta Brainwaves 13-30 Hz : Waking state brainwaves produced by the conscious mind, thinking and processing sensory data (focus on the external world) The lower beta brainwaves 13-20Hz reflect artlessness and reasoning while high beta 21-30Hz are often associated with and indicate negative state like stress, anxiety, anger, fear, etc.
Alpha Brainwaves are slower and between 8-12Hz. Alpha brainwaves are the bridge between conscious and subconscious mind and since 95% of our mind, especially reasoning and motivation is sub-conscious mind and only 5% is conscious they are crucial to access the subconscious where our memories of the past! They are also called “relaxed or meditation” brainwaves, that reflect contemplation and inner peace. Albert Einstein, one of the modern geniuses lived in semi-permanent alpha brainwaves.
Theta brainwaves 4-7Hz are about the subconscious, imagination, visualization, dreaming state, spiritual and mystical experiences. It is through theta brainwaves we can access memories, especially the traumatic ones and overwrite them.
Delta brainwaves are the slowest 0.5-3 Hz and represent deep sleep states, psychic awareness that also allow access to zero point and collective unconscious. Because they are unconscious the can act as environment scanning device and inner knowing.
Gamma brainwaves are very unique and they start where beta leave off 31-100Hz. They were discovered very recently and their characteristics are very different from those of beta and they are produced in higher states of consciousness . It’s reflect compassion, gratitude, harmony, coherence, unity, and cosmic consciousness and it’s often observed among meditating Buddhist monks.
Source: Aaron Abke
This video is an excellent and practical guide how we can change our lives for better by changing our brainwaves. Enjoy!