Meditation slows brain wave activity.
Your brain has four basic brain waves:
- Beta – These are the fastest and the most common brain waves for a waking, conscious state produced by your thinking mind.
- Alpha – Alpha waves denote a relaxed, detached awareness. They would be present when you’re daydreaming, for example, or in light meditation.
- Theta – Theta waves are produced by the subconscious mind. Your subconscious holds long-term memories, core beliefs, and all your psychological baggage. However, it’s also the key to deep insight, bliss, and intuition. Theta waves are seen in deep meditation.
- Delta – These are the waves of the unconscious mind most common during sleep, but occurring some while awake too.