Alpha state is a state that appears in the moments before sleep and during meditation. During alpha state breathing becoming slow and deep, heart is beating slower, muscles are relaxing, while your look, in case that eyes are still open, is loosing focus. During the alpha state the brain waves are tuning to frequency within range of 7-14 Hz. When you are in alpha state you are deeply relaxed and feel very pleasant. You can feel the energy in every part of your body. Worries, problems and negative thoughts are fading away, while mind stays awake, ready for programming. Alpha state can be used for mental practicing, learning and meditation.
It is important not to THINK while you are trying to be in alpha state. If you think you are not in the alpha state. Visual symbols and pictures are ruling within alpha level. Everything that you receive from your subconscious mind during being in alpha state is transmitted in a form of visual expressions. Conscious attempt can bring you and keep you within alpha level. This can be difficult at the beginning, since you will have tendency to fall asleep or not be relaxed for alpha state. With practice you can master entering and staying in alpha state.
In order to consciously tune to and stay in alpha state, place yourself in comfortable position, relax and breathe deeply and slowly. Continue breathing deeply while counting breaths from 10 to 1. Mentally visualize every number as they come. After finishing this phase give yourself the verbal suggestion "Now I am fully relax and I feel better than before". Feel free to coin your own verbal suggestion. Change it as you feel that it suits to you. Then continue with counting, from 10 to 1. Visualize that you are getting deeper and deeper. Visualize every number. When you reach number one give yourself verbal suggestion "Now I am on alpha state. My mind is completely relaxed. Every time when I am on alpha state I will use it in creative way". From this point stop consciously thinking. Do not struggle and fight with your thoughts. It is better that you imagine them as clouds that slowly drifting away from you. Pay attention to visual impressions that you will start to feel. Do not think.
From this point you can mentally do whatever you previously planned. You can go to your personal place to relax, regain energy or to enjoy. Or you can turn on your mental screen and visualize and exercise techniques from your favorite sport. You can heal or strengthen some part of your body. You can take opportunity to consult your intuition, by allowing it to speak up through visualization and pictures that may come up. Alpha state is crossroad. It is the junction from which you are choosing the direction and goal where and what you want to be.
You can use your mind to get the answers to your questions. If we try to use our intuition and subconscious mind we could get the answers to many questions. Our subconscious mind is accumulating and processing vast amount of information. But subconscious mind cannot easily transmit the message since our conscious mind is too loud. When you are in alpha state, messages from subconscious mind can start to come up.
If you are practicing some sport you may be putting a lot of effort into your training. Still you may feel that you are missing some confidence or some technique is simply beyond you. The fact is that we are humans with limitation. One of limitation is our mind. I we train only our body, the mind can stay a limitation that will prevent you from unlocking your full potential. Mental training at alpha level can help you to unlock your mental barriers.
You may have some obstacles at work or in school that you cannot explain. You try hard to learn what is necessary for your work or school, but still something is preventing you from reaching the results that you know that you can do it. May be you should not involve only intellectual work of your conscious mind. Try exercising on alpha level.
Alpha level can help you to expand the frontiers. Once you master conscious entering and staying in alpha brainwave state, you can use it for various purposes. Regardless is your goal to relax, learn, analyze, and improve or something else, by using the alpha state you will be able to do it much better.
After finishing your alpha state session you need to need to gradually exit. After finishing with visualizations start with verbal suggestions "Every time I am in alpha state I am staying deeper and I am reaching my goals". Start counting up from 1 to 5. Finish session with positive suggestion "I am awake, perfectly relaxed and recharged. I am feeling better than before". You should stay in alpha level for around 20 minutes. If you are interrupted while you are in any phase of alpha state, just close your eyes and continues where you have stopped.
Brain States and Frequencies
Entraining the Brain to Desired Brain State
Effects and Applications of Brain Entrainment
How to Use Brain Wave Podcast
Brain Wave States
Entraining the Alpha Waves Brain State
How to Meditate? - 5 Golden Rules Of Meditation
Intuition: The Sixth Sense
Awakening the Life Force Energy