Posts tagged personal growth
Breaking down your brain waves Part IV and conclusion

Delta brain wave states tend to be associated with deep sleep. They are the slowest frequency with the highest amplitude. Delta brain waves are present when we are in deep sleep. They are also a time for the body to begin it’s rejuvenation and repair which is why good quality sleep is so critical. As mentioned in part III, while adults operate in beta brainwave state majority of the time children’s brain wave states are typically delta and theta. It isn’t until around age 12 that children’s brainwaves begin to change to beta. There is truth to the term “beauty sleep” as this truly is a time that is most restorative.

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On gratitude and indications of an extraordinary good fortune

Whenever I find myself in a negative place or a low place, I realize that I’ve lost touch with gratitude. I’ve written about my daily gratitude journal practice before, but yesterday’s gratitude journal was extraordinarily powerful. In the moments that I was journaling, I became acutely aware of how much I have to be grateful for. It reminded me of an excerpt from “Brining Yoga to Life” by Donna Farhi. Of course, this is in the context of yoga practice, but it could truly be appreciated by anyone reading this post. Please enjoy the excerpt below:

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Breaking down your brain waves Part II

Alpha is the next brain wave state we are going to talk about, a state that’s engaged when you’re in a relaxed state. These brain waves operate at a slower frequency, but slightly higher amplitude than beta brain waves. Alpha brain wave state is often associated with a relaxed body and/or mind state as well as creativity. People will have great ideas, or be in the creative zone when they are in an alpha brain wave state. You might slip into an alpha brain wave state when you are in the shower, floating in a pool, engaged in something creative like playing music or creating art, laying down for bed, walking or running, meditating or practicing yoga.

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