How Do You Benefit From The Altered Brain Waves During Meditation?
Brain waves during meditation actually do change! When you meditate the balance of brain wave activity in your brain shifts - there is less Beta, the thinking and stress related brain wave and more Alpha, Theta and Gamma - the relaxation and meditation brain waves.
As this shift occurs, the new brain waves create the happiness and contentment so treasured by meditators. And this is great news, as it puts you in the driver’s seat!
Through meditation and altering your brain wave balance, you create more happiness. Not only can you feel happy during meditation, it begins spilling over into all your day’s activities! At first it may last minutes or hours after meditation. Then over time, that happiness becomes your normal state of mind.
At present there is ongoing research about brain waves during meditation with scientists and Buddhist monks. The studies are to determine whether there is a link between a healthier, more flexible brain and meditation. So far, studies are showing a positive correlation.
In the video below, you can watch how scientists, with the help of Buddhist monks and the Dalai Lama, are unlocking mysteries of the brain waves during meditation.
In this 52.min video from the "Rather Reports" series, Dan Rather interviews the Dalai Lama on the benefits of meditation. The Dalai Lama said meditation is mental training for daily living. He said it’s very practical. It gives happiness now, not later on in heaven, he added smiling.
Meditators are known for their peace, calm and happiness. And people who meditate daily have significant and often incredible control over their negative emotions.
Maybe this is why you are learning to meditate too?
3 Brain Waves During Meditation
The 3 brain waves during meditation are:
- Alpha waves (8-13 hz) - occuring more frequently whenever we are calm, like in meditation
- Theta waves (4-7 hz) - associated with sleep, deep relaxation and visualization
- Gamma waves (39-100 hz) - involved in higher mental activity (not normal thinking or problem-solving) and consolidation of information - one study has shown that advanced Tibetan meditators produce higher levels of gamma brain waves than non-meditators both before and during meditation
As Your Brain Waves During Meditation Change...
... your life often improves! Modern research shows that how you use your brain in everyday situations actually changes the way your brain is wired. This is exciting news for meditators. Why?
- Your positive emotions increase
- You become more intuitive
- You become more relaxed
- You attract higher quality situations to your life
Here’s one simple way to change your brain wave. Let’s say you feel slightly irritated...
- Focus completely on your breath
- Breathe 10 to 20 times, normally and comfortably
- Be conscious of each inhalation and exhalation
- Notice only your breath for 2-3 minutes
- Afterward notice how you feel
You may also go to Tool #2 on the meditation practice tools page.
The chances are you will feel much calmer after 2-3 minutes of focused breathing. And don’t be surprised if you completely forget what was irritating you! And if you'd like to know where your contentment center lives... it’s in the left side of your brain.
The altered brain waves during meditation not only help you feel happy and calm. They help you manage your stress as well. Discover here now about additional, fun ways to relieve stress!
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