Subconscious mind can be effectively used when one is in altered state of mind. This is natural state of mind but different from the normal state of mind. Studies have shown that people have performed extraordinary feats when they are in altered state of mind.
Different States of Mind
There are four states of mind beta, alpha, theta and delta. They are distinguished by the brain activity and predominant brain wave signals. This speed and frequency is measured in ‘Hertz’ and the figures are obtained using an Electrocardiogram (EEG) machine.
Beta state is where our mind usually operates in daily life. It is normal awake state and is characterized by a brain wave frequency of 14 Hz to 100 Hz (cycles per second). This brain frequency is higher than the all other brain frequencies as our mind is busy with the daily activities. This awareness is required for daily survival.
When we get stressed or tensed brain frequency increases, which leads to hyper tension, high blood pressure, increased heart rate. Generally it is best to avoid high brain frequencies in the view of your health.
Alpha State is a light relaxation state. It is relaxation state and the brain operates in cycles between 9Hz & 14Hz. This state is often experienced when you are driving a car, indulged in an interesting activity you might have been doing it for five minutes but you will feel it as few seconds.
Alpha is typically a meditative state, which is a state of relaxed and focused concentration. Alpha state is a typically a subconscious mind dominant state.
Theta state is similar to Alpha state but in a deeper state of relaxation. Theta shows brainwave cycles operating at 5Hz to 8Hz. This state is often characterized by sudden intuitive thoughts.
Subconscious mind takes full control and ideas, suggestions are readily accepted by the subconscious mind. It is much to like to sleep state where intuitive ideas originate. People have claimed to have experienced clairvoyance and telepathy during Theta state.
Last is Delta state with 4HZ or lower. This is known as sleep state with no consciousness. Often dreaming occurs in delta state. Subconscious mind takes complete control of body during this state and the physical body is replenished during this state.
Delta state can also be reached by deep relaxation and with advanced meditation practices.
Different States of Mind.
|Beta||14 Hz to 100 Hz||Alert, Busy, Aware of many things|
|Alpha||9Hz to 14Hz||Relaxed, focused concentration|
|Theta||5Hz to 8Hz||Creativity, memory, intuitive thoughts|
|Delta||4HZ or lower||Sleep, healing, no conscious awareness|
The subconscious mind can be effectively used during the Alpha and Theta States. Subconscious mind readily accepts our suggestions during these states. Most of the extraordinary feats are achieved during the Alpha and Theta states.
During our sleep, we move from Beta to Alpha state and to Theta and to Delta state. During this transition, the thoughts in our conscious mind are readily accepted by our subconscious mind. This is the reason we should not worrying when you fall sleep. Your subconscious mind accepts this and you won’t be able to come out of it.