Much research is now being carried out that proves how meditation can make a difference and transform our lives:
Research into neuroscience has shown that brains of people who meditate have increased Alpha and Theta rhythms. The brain has five different wave frequencies: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma.
In your normal waking consciousness you are in the Beta state. In this state you are fully awake and your mind is alert and logical. Beta brain waves are important for effective functioning throughout the day, however, too much time spent in the Beta state can lead to increased stress, anxiety and restlessness.
The Alpha state has been associated with better focus, relaxation, learning, creativity, and heightened performance. It is an optimal time to program the mind for success and it also increases your imagination, visualisation, memory, learning and concentration.
The Theta state is deeper meditation or light sleep. It is said that a sense of deep spiritual connection with yourself and the world around can be experienced while in Theta and it is where you may experience enlightened visualisations, great inspiration, profound creativity and heightened insight.
Meditation and visualisation help you to access the Alpha and Theta states, enabling you to feel less stressed, better able to cope with life and to feel happier and more content. It also helps you to access your personal creativity, intuition and connection to your spirituality.