Alpha meditation is one of the stages of meditation, a relaxed state of mind or daydream.
Do you know the benefits of meditation and how to use meditation for stress relief?
Read on to use a simple meditation exercise to access the alpha state..
Most of us go into a light alpha meditation state during the course of our day without even being aware of it...
Have you ever been involved in some sort of activity like driving to work or cleaning the house and suddenly you realize the journey is over, or the house cleaned? It all seemed to go by so quickly and you seemed to be on automatic pilot.
What actually transpired was that your subconscious mind took over for a while. That part of mind that knows your routine well and allowed you to daydream for a short period of time...
You were in an altered state of mind – an unplanned alpha meditation.
We normally go into this stage naturally when falling asleep but that does not mean we can do it naturally before learning to meditate.
To get into the alpha state purposefully takes a bit of practice, the more often you meditate, the easier it will be to enter this relaxed state of mind.
There are four stages that we experience on a regular basis which can be measured by an electroencephalogram machine that measures theelectrical output of the brain.
An EEG(electroencephalograph)1 second sample of Alpha stage
Alpha meditative state taps into the state of consciousness between being completely awake and nearly asleep. In a busy world where sleep doesn't always have the effect it is meant to, alpha meditation is a powerful method where you can refresh yourself and bring about positive changes, both in your body and your spirit.
We find the benefits of this relaxing type of meditation so useful in our hurried and stressful lives that we want to give it a page on it's own...
Click here for a simple, effective alpha meditation exercise.