Sunday, January 20, 2013

~ Brainvawe Frequencies

I didn't do enough research before I published this post. Now I have searched the web for more references and found that they differs?! And I've forgotten the source to where I found these frequencies... (my bad). The webpage that seems most professional is Wikipedia's  Electroencephalography. So I will copy and paste the range of the frequencies from that page within brackets beside each wave pattern. I really don't know what's correct or not.

UPDATE: 10-26-16
I have found another webpage that explains more about Brain Wave Frequencies:

BETA: 12hz - 38hz (12 Hz to about 30 Hz)
Wide awake. This is generally the mental state most people are in during the day and most of their waking lives. Usually, this state in itself is uneventful, but don't underestimate its importance. Many people lack sufficient beta activity, which can cause mental or emotional disorders such as depression, ADD and insomnia. Stimulating beta activity can improve emotional stability, energy levels, attentiveness and concentration.

ALPHA: 8hz - 12hz (8 Hz to 12 Hz)
Awake but relaxed and not processing much information. When you get up in the morning and just before sleep, you are naturally in this state. When you close your eyes your brain automatically starts producing more alpha waves. Alpha is usually the goal of experienced meditators. Since alpha is a very receptive, absorbent mental state, you can also use it for effective self-hypnosis, mental re-programming and more.

THETA: 3hz - 8hz (4 Hz to 7 Hz)
Light sleep or extreme relaxation. Theta can also be used for hypnosis and self-programming using pre-recorded suggestions.

DELTA: 0.2hz - 3hz (up to 4 Hz)
Deep, dreamless sleep. Delta is the slowest band of brainwaves. When your dominant brainwave is delta, your body is healing itself and "resetting" its internal clocks. You do not dream in this state and are completely unconscious.

GAMMA AND HYPER-GAMMA: 30 - 100 Hz (30–100 Hz)
Gamma brainwaves are usually very weak in normal people but have recently been found to be very strong in Tibetan monks while doing a Loving Kindness meditation. 40hz becomes the dominant frequency of these monks while meditating and it is also the frequency that the core of Earth resonates to. A very important frequency when it comes to higher awareness and mystical experiences.

LAMBDA WAVES: 100 - 200 Hz
Lambda waves are recently reported very high frequency brainwaves. Lambda brainwaves are a 'newer' brainwave only because it is difficult to get instrumentation to accurately measure them. Lmbda brainwaves are associated with wholeness and integration, as well as with mystical experiences and out of body experiences. Interestingly these extremely high frequency brainwaves seem to ride on a very low frequency Epsilon wave. If you were to zoom out from the high frequency Lambda wave far enough you would see that it is riding on a larger very low frequency wave.

Recently the brainwaves below 0.5hz have been classified as a separate band called Epsilon. Interestingly again we find that they are strongly related to the highest frequency brainwaves (Lambda) in that if you zoom in far enough you would see that embedded within the slow Epsilon frequency is a very fast Lambda frequency wave. The same states of consciousness are associated with both Lambda and Epsilon waves. Wholeness and integration seem to be the main themes of these brainwaves. As you open to higher levels of consciousness (associated with the upper chakras and the opening of the "third eye"), you will be able to allow the higher, and extremely low, brainwaves to become more dominant in your brain activity. Your perceptions will then expand, you will be able to consciously perceive the higher frequencies of light and sound which are as yet unable to be detected by mere scientific instrumentation.