Alpha, Theta, Delta: When To Listen To Binaural Beats

So this guy Miguel sent me an email asking me if I could give him a few tips about listening to binaural beats music like Deltadream, Transformation and Surf Series so I posted Binaural Beats Meditation Tips. Later, I wondered if that’s the information that he was looking for. While I gave a few pointers about how to meditate with binaural beats, I did not give him an idea of when he should use certain binaural beats brainwaves. So…

Beta: Waking Consciousness and Reasoning

Beta brain waves fall with the range of 12 to 40Hz and are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. Listen to Low frequency Beta binaural beats, usually in the range of 12 to 16Hz, when you are studying or seeking a focused, introverted type of concentration. High Beta, usually from 16Hz to about 40Hz, are associated with the fight-or-flight response and can translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness. High Beta can also be useful for working out, by the way: Why music boosts your exercise sessions

Here is a list of my Beta concentration music…

Alpha: Relaxation and the Subconscious Mind

Alpha brain waves fall with the range of 8 to 12Hz and are present during deep relaxation, usually when the eyes are closed. You experience Alpha when you’re slipping into a daydream or shortly after closing your eyes. Listen to Alpha binaural beats is an optimal time to program the mind for success and it also heightens your imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration. It is the gateway to your subconscious mind and lies at the base of your conscious awareness. The voice of Alpha is your intuition, which becomes clearer and more profound the deeper you go into Alpha.

While a great deal of my work includes some degree of Alpha brainwaves, the only pieces to rely exclusively on Alpha is Alpha Surf from the Surf Series of binaural beats.

Theta: Deep Meditation and the Unconscious Mind

Theta brain waves are present during deep meditation and light sleep, including the all-important REM dream state. Theta brain waves fall with the range of 4-8Hz It is the realm of your subconsciousness and only experienced momentarily as you drift off to sleep from Alpha and wake from deep Delta sleep. It is said that a sense of deep spiritual connection and unity with the universe can be experienced at Theta. Your mind’s most deep-seated programs are at Theta and it is where you experience vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity and exceptional insight. Unlike your other brain waves, the elusive voice of Theta is a silent voice.

Here is a list of my Theta meditation music…

Delta: Deep Sleep

The Delta frequency range is from 0.5 to 4Hz and is the slowest of the brainwave frequencies. You experience Delta during deep, dreamless sleep. Delta is when your conscious mind is completely detached. Delta is also accessible in very deep, transcendental meditation where awareness is fully detached. Delta is the realm of your unconscious. Deep Delta sleep is a vital component of the the healing process — as it’s linked with deep healing and regeneration.

Here is a list of my Delta sleep music…

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