I want to begin this blog by saying I am very happy that my blogs are helping so many people. Thank you so much for all the the comments and appreciation emails. They are pumping me up to write more and do more. I pray that everyone can find peace of mind and true happiness in their hearts with what they have. Being content is the greatest gift you can give to yourself, and I pray that for everyone.
Many of the emails I received had a similar question – Why is meditation important and why is it the key to reach alpha state of mind? So today’s blog is dedicated to answering this question.
What is Alpha State of Mind
An “alpha state of mind” is a state in which the mind is relaxed and open to new possibilities because you enter a light hypnotic state where the mind can do extremely powerful things and achieve great things. This state of mind is achieved through various methods.
In fact, when you enter Alpha state every night, when you are drifting into sleep.
When you are awake, your mind is in Beta state with a brain activity between 14 to 30 HZ. When you sleep, your mind is in Theta state with a brain activity between 4 – 7 HZ, which drops below 3 HZ, taking you into the Delta state when you are in deep sleep.
Between the Beta state of mind and Theta state of mind, right when you are drifting into deep sleep, is the Alpha state, where magic happens.
The Connection Between Meditation and Alpha State of Mind
Why meditation, right?
I want you to pause yourself. Stop what you are doing. Sit back and think, when was the last time you felt elevated -light, content and absolutely free?
I am talking about a time when you were not in a hurry to go somewhere, to be somewhere, to do something or to be someone. A moment when you were, JUST YOU. A time when nothing around you mattered, not even checking for social media updates over your phone as if one second delay would cause a nuclear world war. A time when you you had nothing on your mind, no cooking, assignments, projects, love, family, or money.
A TIME WHEN YOU WERE JUST BY YOURSELF AND YOU WERE CALM, HAPPY AND IN THAT MOMENT.
If you can remember that time and if that time is not more than 24 hours away, kudos to you my dear friend for you have mastered the art of life.
If you can’t remember having that time, then sadly you are living a very monotonous robotic life – work, money, projects, assignments, deadlines, quotas, mortgages, installments, loans etc. Everything is today except “you.” “You” are always tomorrow and that tomorrow never really comes, does it?
Meditation gives you that “you” moment.
Let me tell you about my first experience of meditation. I cannot truly explain it in words but I felt like I was above the ground. Floating in the clouds. I had nothing to worry about. I was not running. I was not being judged. I was not competing. I was absolutely me – calm and content. My mind came to a sudden stop from all the wandering thoughts. My body was relaxing and I could feel each muscle in my body loosen up. My heart felt that sudden warmth of contentment, happiness and peace.
Imagine becoming a pro at meditation and having this phenomenal moment everyday.
Quick, Easy & Effective Meditation Method
Now, personally, I am a type of person who cannot just sit in one place doing nothing which makes meditation all the more a tough task for me. I want something quick, easy and fruitful. If only there was an app for that haha 🙂
I read many books on meditation and tried different methods but only one stood out as simple, easy and highly effective. And I would like to share that method with you all to help you reach that state of mind so you can experience the same contentment that I did.
Step 1 : Find a spot & a perfect time.
Find a place that you feel good about. That one place in the house that clicks in your heart. That makes you say, “yes this is it.” You can choose if you want this place to be in a sunlit area or a dark place, under the open sky or in your basement. It just has to be the place that you like best.
My personal choice? I like a place that has a faint vibrant light. If it’s night, I switch on a lamp and close all other lights. If it’s day time, I let the sun light penetrate through the curtains giving me a very dim lighted room. A romantic kind of atmosphere because let’s be honest, I am a very romantic kind of a girl and I am going on a date with myself 🙂
As for the time. You need a quiet time. Choose a time when you know you won’t be disturbed unless it’s an emergency. If you are a mother, choose the time when your kids are off to school. If you live close to a heavy traffic area, choose the night time.
Step 2 : Put yourself in a meditative position.
Sit in your favorite spot with your legs crossed. Relax yourself. Close your eyes. Now count backwards from 100 while working on your breathing – inhale and exhale as you count backwards.
Counting backwards will help you focus on counting and stop your thoughts from wandering – no distractions, just backward counting. With every count, relax yourself further.
Step 3 : Reach 0 – the point of elevation and Alpha state of mind.
When you reach 0, you will feel the magic. For each, the experience is very different. You might feel circles of energy, in a calm dream, or in a sleep like state. Your body will become light. Your thoughts will be centered and there will be a sudden sense of energy around you. That’s when you will know that you have reached your point of elevation. This is the magical Alpha state of mind.
You can either just enjoy that moment of purity, chant holy verses, say affirmations or get spiritual healing. Remember, to use an effective and right way of affirmations and manifestations.
My personal favorite is repeating the affirmation – “Everyday in everyway I am getting better, better and better.” These words have got so much power, especially when you repeatedly say it visioning all spheres of life. When saying this affirmation, my mind automatically focuses on the word ” in every way”, i.e I am getting better in every way – love, money, health, mind powers, super powers, beauty, fame etc.
Sometimes I also like to chant things that I want to achieve. Like I say I have beautiful hair, glowing skin, perfect smile and whatever that I am aiming for.
Step 4 : Ending your meditation.
After you have completely enjoyed being elevated, it times to end your meditation. Now, I always emphasis on ending a meditation with a proper method instead of simply and abruptly opening your eyes because it is as important as starting a meditation.
Before opening your eyes say these words, or any words of similar notion: I will now count backwards from 10. When I reach 0 and open my eyes, I will continue to feel amazing, awesome, better and happy.”
Then count backwards from 10 and open your eyes when you reach 0.
Step 5 : SMILE
When you open your eyes, take a very deep breath and SMILE as wide as you can. And when you smile, that moment will be out of this world contentment and happiness.
If you loved reading this blog and if you experienced something magical, let me know because I would love to hear and connect with you. Questions are always welcomed. I love answering plus I am a very chatty person, so it’s a win-win.
That’s all for now. May your life be surrounded by all the positive energies.