Theta Meditation and Its Benefits
Theta meditation is the level to aim for if you want to get into a deeper level of meditation. It is meditation which produces Theta waves, brainwaves between 4Hz to 7Hz, the second slowest frequency.
Theta waves can decrease your anxiety and stress levels while increasing your emotional connections, intuition and creativity. You are experiencing the effects of theta waves when you are feeling relaxed and peaceful.
Encephalograms (EEGs) have shown that this to be the time when a person’s intuition is strong, his emotions are in balance and his capability to handle stress is excellent. Your levels of melatonin and serotonin will also be higher, which in turn helps you to battle depression and insomnia.
For most people, their brains will normally be cycling between 12Hz to 30Hz in the Beta range. In this active mind state, you are better at concentrating, doing work and solving problems. However, your mind will be a constant hive of activity, reacting to the environment and racing helter and skelter to every influence.
Over the long run, this can put a heavy strain on your body and health. No to mention the fact that you may lose touch with what you truly believe in. Connecting with the Theta waves in our brain helps link us to the subconscious so that we can reset our brain to the beliefs and values that matter most to us.
However, it is not that easy for your brain to just slip into the Theta frequency range. Relaxing yourself can only take you to the Alpha brainwave frequency range of 8Hz to 12 Hz at most. That is where Theta meditation can take you to on a regular basis.
Tips for Achieving Theta Meditation
And Theta meditation itself is not a simple meditation technique to master. To get to this level, you should preferably have already been hitting the Alpha levels through meditation and enjoying the benefits of this type of meditation.
If you are new to mediation, it would be better to start meditating to the Alpha level with the help of binaural beats.
Binaural beats is one of the most popular forms of brainwave entrainment, which is a technique of tuning your brain waves to a particular frequency. These beats are created by your brain as a third tone that equals the difference between two tones that are sent to each of your ears.
They have been used by many people, including professionals, to get to certain brainwave frequencies in order to achieve the outcome they want.
Binaural beats can be used in this case to attune your brain waves to the Alpha frequency range, making it easier for you to meditate at that level. When you have reached a good level of comfort with Alpha meditation, you may then want to proceed to Theta meditation, again with the aid of binaural beats.