They are a small portion of the building blocks that have composed the human brain.
Brain waves are generated by the individual neuron cells that communicate with each other via electrical changes.
When these electrical changes are measured, they are measured in cycles per second.
That’s where the “wave” terminology came into being – when these changes are placed into visual form, the frequencies will actually form a wave.
What Distinguishes ALPHA BRAIN WAVES?
Alpha brain waves are by definition between the frequencies of 8 Hertz [Hz] & 12 Hz.
Though sometimes they can be found exclusively in the right hemisphere of the brain, it is more common to see alpha brain waves connecting both the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
These brain waves appear during times of relaxation or creativity.
Essentially, if you are working on relaxing in some way, you are working on the generation of alpha brain waves within your mind.
ALPHA BRAIN WAVES Are the Safest to Entrain
Many of the positive emotions that we think about having get generated by alpha brain waves.
On the other hand, many of the negative emotions that we experience get generated from our beta brain waves as we deal with the stresses of the day.
It’s important to give the mind a break, which is why it’s important to recognize that it is possible to entrain the brain to generate alpha waves.
It’s a simple way to help your brain… and the rest of your body relax.
Did you know that people who tend to be extroverted also tend to have more alpha waves?
Scientists believe that outgoing people have up to 3 times the amount of alpha brain waves as introverted people do.
Is it easy to get yourself to be more outgoing? Of course not.
Is there a benefit in working through the issues you may have so you can experience more alpha waves? Absolutely.
There are other ways to help entrain your brain to produce more alpha waves too.