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Neural entrainment is also known as brainwave entrainment or brainwave synchronization. It is the theory that our brains have a tendency to synchronize themselves to external stimulation, which could include auditory, visual, tactile or electromagnetic stimuli.
The human brain contains approximately 80+ billion neurons which communicate with each other to form our thoughts, emotions and behavior. When our neurons communicate in mass, it produces a synchronized electrical pulse known as a brainwave. Our brainwaves can align with an external stimuli, and as a result we can stimulate our brains in ways that could positively effect our psychology and physiology. Using this method we could alter the state of our consciousness in ways that we would usually have difficulty reaching. This is an effective method which allows you to experience what these states feel like, and how they affect the body.
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The intention for this video was to provide an alpha meditation for those who don’t generate enough of these brainwaves naturally.
There are five primary brain wave ranges. They are known as Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma waves. Alpha waves are faster than Theta and Delta waves, and range between 8 – 12 Hz. We experience these waves in wakefulness or in meditative states. These waves promote a presence of mind, clarity, creativity, and stress reduction. It is a resting state for the brain and aids mental coordination, mind/body integration and the learning process. Many report this as an especially pleasurable state of mind.
A brief list of benefits attributed to Alpha brainwaves:
– Helps to change the chemical environment in the brain, resulting in increased levels of dopamine, endorphins, serotonin, and oxytocin while reducing stress hormones such as cortisol
– Improves concentration and motivation
– Improves discernment and problem solving
– Improves learning capabilities and memory
– Stimulates the imagination, and increases capacity for creative expression
– Improves confidence
– Helps to minimize depression
– Stimulates the immune system
Due to our modern life style, many individuals are chronically stressed and are under significant amounts of tension. We spend much of our time this way, and often we don’t even notice it, because we’ve adapted to it. We hold our breath, clench our jaws, and tense/tighten our muscles. This chronic discomfort and contraction of our muscles drains our energy, and results in fatigue. Many people find it difficult to relax because they have never learned how to do it.
Each time we process a cortisol/stress response, we activate the sympathetic nervous system. This typically triggers a fight or flight response and results in an increased heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar. In addition to this, you’ll tend to tense your muscles, and the digestive and immune system are suppressed.
“In a very broad sense, near–10 Hz waves may function as a widespread “system clock” for many parts of the brain. For example, theta waves are known to facilitate encoding of temporary episodic memories into long-term episodic memory. ”  – https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/alpha-wave
Carrier frequency: 20 Hz
Pulse modulation: 9.6 Hz
Pulse width: 50%
Fade time: 1.5%