Change Your Mind – Brain Waves, Breath, and Beats

Brain Waves are our cerebral music that connect us to each other and the planetary mind. Our Breath, how we breathe, plays a very important role in relation to our state of mind. Both are intrinsic to each other.

Neurons – Oscillation and Frequency

neuronneurone, or nerve cell is an electrically excitable cell that communicates with other cells via specialized connections called synapses. The neuron is the main component of nervous tissue in all animals except sponges and placozoa. Non-animals like plants and fungi do not have nerve cells. 1

There are approximately one hundred billion neurons connected by more than one hundred trillion synapses in the human brain. In response to input, a neuron or neuronal ensemble may change the frequency at which it oscillates, thus changing the rate at which it spikes. Often, a neuron’s firing rate depends on the summed activity it receives.

Frequency changes are also commonly observed in central pattern generators and directly relate to the speed of motor activities, such as step frequency in walking. However, changes in relative oscillation frequency between different brain areas is not so common because the frequency of oscillatory activity is often related to the time delays between brain areas.

Neurons are basically our electrical on and off switches. Neural function in the Central Nervous System {CNS} is partly electrical and partly chemical. Signals between Neurons occur via synapses. When the synaptic signalling is interrupted through toxic electrical frequencies from things like electromagnetic frequencies {EMF}, or through toxic chemicals like the heavy metals of mercury and aluminium in substances or the air such as vaccines and chemtrails, the synapses don’t signal, they don’t fire. When they stop working, they die. When they die, brain disease like Alzheimer’s occurs. It’s why we get headaches after vaccines. It’s our immune system trying to stop the chemicals within them from eating our brain’s neurons.

Brain Waves

The result of synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other in our Brain is what produces Brain Waves. These constantly active electrical patterns and frequencies are displayed as the five types of different Brain Waves in the human brain. Each of them has a specific purpose and each is as important as the other. If one of the five types of brain waves is either overproduced or under produced in our brain, it can cause problems. The five Brain Waves in order of highest frequency to lowest are: Gamma Waves, Beta Waves, Alpha Waves, Theta Waves, and Delta Waves.

Brain Waves can be observed and researched by the use of an Electroencephalogram or as it is more commonly known, an EEG. In general, EEG signals have a broad spectral content similar to pink noise, but also reveal oscillatory activity in specific frequency bands. These frequency bands are where the different Brain Waves are active.

During sleep, EEG signals change significantly and show a transition from faster frequencies decreasing to slower frequencies, with different sleep stages being characterized by their spectral content. Subsequently, neural oscillations have been linked to cognitive states, such as awareness and consciousness.

Brain Wave Types

The first discovered and best-known frequency band is Alpha activity between 7.5–12.5 Hz. It can be detected from the occipital lobe during relaxed wakefulness and which increases when the eyes are closed. The other brain wave frequency bands are Delta Waves between 0.5/1–4 Hz, Theta Waves between 4–8 Hz, Beta 13–30 Hz, and Gamma between 30–70 and those beyond around 100 Hz.

Delta Waves

A Delta Wave is a high amplitude brain wave with a frequency of oscillation between 0.5–4 hertz. Delta Waves, like other brain waves, are recorded with an electroencephalogram (EEG) and are usually associated with the deep stage 3 of NREM sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep (SWS), and aid in characterizing the depth of sleep.

Delta Waves are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings. They are found most often in infants as well as young children. As we age, we tend to produce less delta even during deep sleep. They are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. They have also been found to be involved in unconscious bodily functions such as regulating heartbeat and digestion. Adequate production of Delta Waves helps us feel completely rejuvenated after we wake up from a good night’s sleep. If there is abnormal delta activity, an individual may experience learning disabilities or have difficulties maintaining conscious awareness (such as in cases of brain injuries).

  • Frequency range: 0.5/1 Hz to 4 Hz (Slowest)
  • Too much: Brain injuries, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD
  • Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep
  • Optimal: Immune system, natural healing, restorative / deep sleep
  • Increase delta waves: Some types of natural depressants, sleep

Theta Waves

Theta Waves generate the theta rhythm, a neural oscillatory pattern in electroencephalography (EEG) signals, recorded either from inside the brain. In human EEG studies, the term theta refers to frequency components in the 4–8 Hz range, regardless of their source. Cortical theta is observed frequently in young children. In older children and adults, it tends to appear during meditative, drowsy, hypnotic or sleeping states, but not during the deepest stages of sleep.

This particular frequency range is involved in daydreaming and sleep. Theta Waves are connected to us experiencing and feeling deep and raw emotions. Too much Theta activity may make people prone to bouts of depression and may make them highly suggestible based on the fact that they are in a deeply relaxed, semi-hypnotic state. Theta has its benefits of helping improve our intuition, creativity, and makes us feel more natural. It is also involved in restorative sleep. As long as Theta isn’t produced in excess during our waking hours, it is a very helpful brain wave range.

  • Frequency range: 4 Hz to 8 Hz (Slow)
  • Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness
  • Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress
  • Optimal: Creativity, emotional connection, intuition, relaxation
  • Increase Theta Waves: Some types of natural depressants

Alpha Waves

Alpha Waves are neural oscillations in the frequency range of 7.5–12.5 Hz arising from synchronous and coherent (in phase or constructive) electrical activity of thalamic pacemaker cells in humans. They are also called Berger’s Wave in memory of the founder of EEG. Hans Berger.

This frequency range bridges the gap between our conscious thinking and subconscious mind, the frequency range between Beta and Theta. It helps us calm down and promotes feelings of deep relaxation. If we become stressed, a phenomenon called alpha blocking may occur which involves excessive beta activity and very little alpha. Essentially the Beta Waves block out the production of Alpha because we become too alert.

  • Frequency range: 7.5 Hz to 12.5 Hz (Moderate)
  • Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed
  • Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD
  • Optimal: Relaxation
  • Increase Alpha Waves: Relaxants, some types of antidepressants

Beta Waves

Beta Waves, or Beta rhythms, are the terms used to designate the frequency range of human brain activity between 12.5 and 30 Hz (12.5 to 30 transitions or cycles per second). Beta Waves can be split into three sections: Low Beta Waves (12.5–16 Hz, “Beta 1 power”); Beta Waves (16.5–20 Hz, “Beta 2 power”); and High Beta Waves (20.5–28 Hz, “Beta 3 power”). Beta states are the states associated with normal waking consciousness.

These are known as high frequency low amplitude brain waves that are commonly observed while we are awake. They are involved in conscious thought, logical thinking, and tend to have a stimulating affect. Having the right amount of Beta Waves allows us to focus and complete school or work-based tasks easily. Having too much beta may lead to us experiencing excessive stress and/or anxiety. The higher Beta frequencies are associated with high levels of arousal. When we drink caffeine or have another stimulant, your Beta activity will naturally increase. Think of these as being very fast brain waves that most people exhibit throughout the day in order to complete conscious tasks such as: critical thinking, writing, reading, and socialization.

  • Frequency range: 13 Hz to 30 Hz (High)
  • Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, stress
  • Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition
  • Optimal: Conscious focus, memory, problem solving
  • Increase Beta Waves: Coffee, energy drinks, various natural based stimulants

Gamma Waves

Gamma Waves are a pattern of neural oscillation in humans with a frequency between 30 usually to 70 Hz, and beyond to 100 Hz, though 40 Hz is typical. According to a popular theory, gamma waves may be implicated in creating the unity of conscious perception. 

These are involved in higher processing tasks as well as cognitive functioning. Gamma Waves are important for learning, memory and information processing. It is thought that the 40 Hz Gamma Wave is important for the binding of our senses in regard to perception and are involved in learning new material. It has been found that individuals who are mentally challenged and have learning disabilities tend to have lower Gamma activity than average.

  • Frequency range: 40 Hz to 100 Hz (Highest)
  • Too much: Anxiety, high arousal, stress
  • Too little: ADHD, depression, learning disabilities
  • Optimal: Binding senses, cognition, information processing, learning, perception, REM sleep
  • Increase Gamma Waves: Meditation 2

Breath

There is good reason behind the often-given advice, ‘Just Breathe’. Aside from the obvious reason we need to breathe, our Breath is connected with our Mind State.

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again”

tHICH nHAT hAHN – father OF MINDFULNESS – VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST MONK

Breathe In Beats

Brain Waves are our Cerebral Music. Because everything is energy consciousness and vice versa, everything is made up of those fundamental components of frequency, vibration and intelligence. Further are the corresponding additional aspects existing simultaneously is each of the dimensions in our Time Matrix. and further and further, those related levels of consciousness.

If we want to align our Brain Waves with a specific state of consciousness and operational level, we can tune them in with the assistance of Music and our Breath. This is because whenever we listen to music, our heart beats in sync with its rhythm, and the biological chemical chain reaction that ensues changes our mental state. This is at the foundation of things like Binaural Beats, Chanting, and Tibetan Singing Bowls.

The Earth, for example, has a heart-beat resonance frequency of 7.83 Hz as discovered by Dr Winifred Otto Schumann and after whom the Schumann Resonance is named. So, if we wanted to align with that frequency, we can listen to music in that frequency range which tunes our Brain Waves to Theta Waves.

Similarly, if we want to tune in to higher frequency consciousnesses, we align our Brain Waves to the higher frequency state of Gamma Waves activated at a resonance of around 100 Hz, and so on.

Because of the physical effect on our heartbeat rhythm through our breath rate, breath control can also be used independently to achieve these different states of consciousness.

Using Breath Work control techniques and practises have been used for thousands of years by different people in different cultures all around the world, from the Gyutu Monks to an adaptation method by Wim Hoff now recognised as the Wim Hof Breathing Method. We can use our Breath to essentially change our Brain Wave activity and thereby change our state of mind.

Breath Work Techniques

When Wim Hof’s wife committed suicide, it must have been heart wrenching for those she left behind. Left to deal with this and raise their 4 children, his already strong inclination for what he calls ‘seeking the soul’, grew stronger and he took a deep dive to find answers.

He found what he needed to know. And he tells us that it’s down to breath control and thus the Wim Hof Breathing Method was born.

Affectionately known as The Ice Man; coined in the Super Human’s documentary series, in addition to raising four children, he now also holds 26 world records. Using his breath control techniques, he would practice standing in butcher freezers and sitting in ice lakes for long periods of time, usually just in shorts, and was able to maintain an average body temperature. Using the same techniques, he has remained in ice for almost 2 hours without so much as a goose pimple, run a marathon in sub-zero temperatures 200 miles above the Arctic Circle… naked, and ran another marathon in the Namib Desert without water. He has run up Mount Everest in shorts, learned 10 languages, was injected with Malaria and suffered zero consequences, and can hold his breath for 10 minutes. His twin can do none of these things. This incredibly determined and strong-willed man knows what he is talking about.

The Wim Hof Breathing Method

1st Cycle:

Breathe in quickly and deeply into the diaphragm and fully fill the lungs, then release the breath naturally. As soon as you are done breathing out as far as you can, breathe in deeply again. Repeat this type of breathing 30 times. After your last breath out, hold it for 1 minute. Then, take a deep breath in and hold for 15 seconds. Then, exhale as far as you can. This makes up 1 cycle.

2nd and 3rd Cycle:

Repeat the same cycle two more times but hold your breath for 1 minute 30 seconds on these second and third cycles.

If you can’t hold your breath that long, then hold it for as long as you can but you will find that after a few rounds, it’s easy to do.

The Wim Hof Breathing Method benefits include increased energy, better sleep, reduced stress, heightened focus, increased willpower, a stronger immune system, and much more.

The Wim Hof Breathing Method works by drastically reducing both carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration in the body, which is a beneficial stress state similar to exercise, saunas, or cold exposure. This increases red blood cells production of growth factors that induces nitric oxide synthase. This has many benefits on tissues and dilates blood vessels, and the induction of tumour protein protects the DNA and prevents cells from becoming cancerous relating to alkaline states, along with other positive results.

Box Breathing Method

Breathe in, hold, breath out, hold, repeat. Breath in deeply over 4 seconds, then hold for 4 seconds, then breathe out over 4 seconds, then hold for 4 seconds. We can think of these 4 steps as representing the 4 sides of a box or square and focus our mind on drawing this box with our breath as we repeat and whilst being present.

Box Breathing Method Benefits: Heightening performance and concentration, strong stress relief. Practiced by Navy Seals, athletes, nurses.

4-7-8 Breathing Method

Put your tongue just behind your teeth at the roof of your mouth. Exhale completely through your mouth making a whooshing sound. Close your lips and inhale through your nose as you count to four. Then, hold your breath for 7 seconds. Then, exhale as you count to 8 making a whooshing sound. Repeat this cycle 3 more times. You can work up to 8 cycles with practice.

4-7-8 Breathing Method Benefits: Based on pranayama, an ancient yogic practice. Brings the body into deep relaxation and focuses us on the present moment. Helpful for falling asleep when practiced regularly.

Alternate Nostril Breathing Method

Sit with your legs crossed. Exhale completely, close your right nostril, and breathe in through your left nostril. Now, close your left nostril and breathe out through your right nostril. Breathe back in through your right nostril. Next, close your right nostril, and breathe out through your left nostril. Repeat for up to 5 minutes.

Alternate Nostril Breathing Method Benefits: Relaxation, improved cardiovascular function and blood pressure, lowered heart rate, promoting well-being, and clearing energy pathways in the body.

Tummo  / Inner Fire / Dragon Breath Breathing Method

Dragon Breath Plant

Sit comfortably {always}. Visualize that your entire body is hollow and focus on your skin glowing with energy. Now, imagine there is a channel going from the crown of your head along your spine down to your perineum, which is the area between your legs. Also imagine there are two channels for your nostrils going up between your eyes and then down along either side of the first tube and that these three tubes join just below your naval. This breathing technique takes some practice but at some point, you won’t just visualize your skin glowing with energy, you will feel it too.

Breathe in and visualize the air going into your nostril channels up to the Third Eye and down, collecting at the joining point through the central vertical channel. Hold your breath here. Visualize a very small and extremely hot ball of light at this point that gets ignited by the energy surrounding you.

Trap this ball by bringing energy up and down at the same time from your central vertical channel. Draw the energy upwards through the central channel to the ball by contracting your pelvic floor muscle (kegal) and holding it. From above, imagine energy coming down your central channel to the ball. During early attempts, try swallowing to help with the visualization.

Now you have energy moving through your nose channels, up from your pelvis and down from your head, and building the heat or strength of energy in the ball.

Then, release all of this heat and energy up through your central vertical channel and up through your crown like a fountain erupting out of the top of your head. This clears your energy pathway out of your body. You can instead also release this energy into parts of the body you want to heal.

This technique involves breathwork and visualization, which takes time to learn. But it is a powerful technique used to clear energy blockages in the Chakras and also to build and strengthen our Light-Body It works on similar principles as 12D Shield activation which protects our energy and allows higher frequencies to perceive and interact with us.

Supervised or Guided Methods

Holotropic Breathing Method

This is breathing at a fast rate for a certain amount of time to get to an altered state of consciousness. One must be sure to breathe from their diaphragm.

Holotropic Breathing Method benefits include increased energy, better sleep, reduced stress, heightened focus, increased willpower, and a stronger immune system.

Conscious Energy Breathing (CEB) Method

Initially advised under supervision of an experienced instructor, you breathe in a deep, continuous way such that breath is not retained at any point in the cycle. Your breathing should resemble a perfect “circle”. Holding the breath at any point is a sign of holding back or blocking emotionally, some aspect of your Self. The idea is to release any related inhibitions, so releasing repressed emotion that comes to the surface during this practice is thought to remove blockages in energy and thereby lead to a higher level of consciousness.

Objectives are to remove blockages to allow proper release of emotions. Blockages may have been caused in the past due to traumatic events that could not be processed at the time and because they remain unresolved, are holding static or dead energy within some area of the Light-Body. The memories of any such events are stored in our Root Chakra and directly affect our other Chakras and usually our 2nd Chakra in particular.

Clarity Breathwork Method

Similar to CEB, one breathes in continuous and smooth cycles with no breaks or hesitations. Before the session, we are encouraged to set the intention of what we are trying to achieve in relation to emotional blockages or traumas or inorganic implants.

Supports healing, higher energy levels, better creativity and focus. 3


As with any new regimes, commitment discipline is key. This is your life. So, Change Your Mind – breathe right and let’s dance, it’s good for the mind, body and soul!

References:

1, Neuron – Wiki; 2. Brain Wave Typesmentalhealthdaily.com; 3. Breath Control Methods –projectupriver.com via healthline.com; Videos/Breath Control Methods/Various; everythingascensionglossary; Official Wim Hof Method Website – wimhofmethod.com; YT VideoGuided Breathing Method, by Wim Hof

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