Specifically, we'll discuss what deep meditation is, different levels of brain activity, what it's benefits are and the easiest meditation technique.
After reading this article, you'll know exactly how to enter a state of deep meditation any time you like.
Meditation is about getting control and calming the thoughts in your mind.
It's estimated that we average about 50,000 thoughts in a day.
Many of these thoughts are made up of thought patterns, such as things we worry about, that we repeat over and over again.
This keeps your brain very busy and can cause a lot of stress.
The answer is to literally slow your brain down.
During the day, your brain works at a certain frequency or rhythm called Beta.
At beta, your brain vibrates at around 20 cycles per second.
There are in fact 4 levels of frequency:
- Beta (20 cycles per second) - your outer conscious levels
- Alpha (10 cycles per second) - relaxed, daydream state
- Theta (4-7 cycles per second) - deeply relaxed, dream state, deep meditation
- Delta (1-4 cycles per second) - deep sleep
When your brain is at alpha and theta, it sends healthy chemicals that are very beneficial to your overall health.
It also enables you to more easily access your subconscious thoughts.
Your subconscious is a virtual treasure chest of information that can help you to be creative and solve problems.
So how do you get your brain to enter into alpha and theta? Glad you asked! The most effective method is to simply sit in a relaxed position and close your eyes.
(Note: do not lie down or you'll just fall asleep!) Then inhale deeply and begin counting backwards slowly from 100.
The reason you do this is because it helps you to shut out all other thoughts.
Next, visualize a soft blue light starting at the top of your head.
Imagine this light relaxing each part of your body that it touches.
As you count down, picture that light slowly moving further down your body and relaxing each part as it goes.
By the time you reach the number 1, the light should have reached the soles of your feet.
At this point your body will be relaxed and you'll be at alpha level, quite possibly theta, the deep meditative state.
It's recommended that you stay at this state of consciousness for 15-20 minutes.
Doing this every day will greatly reduce your stress throughout the day, will help you to remain calm and focused and will help you to access your subconscious.
It takes a little practice, but already within a few days you will see huge improvement.