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Pursuit of Happiness - Alpha level of Mind by Jose Silva

It was in the '90s, I was in search of happiness and self-improvement and wanted to know how I could achieve a dream life I imagined. I came across a meditation technique called the Alpha level of mind by Jose Silva. I purchased the tapes, read his books, "You the Healer" and "The Silva Mind Control Method". Jose Silva developed the Silva Method in the 1950s. It's a method of putting yourself into a relaxed frame of mind, and then using that relaxation for useful purposes like improving your self-image, finding solutions to problems, increasing your ability to accomplish goals, improving your relationships with others, and getting better grades at school and more.

The Silva Method is pretty simple and straightforward. Settle in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. While you're breathing out, you imagine seeing the number "3" in front of you. Then you do the same with "2" and "1." You will hear a tapping sound in the background that helps your brainwave transition from Beta to alpha level, which is a relaxed state.

Our brain function on a small amount of electricity, much like a computer. This electrical current vibrates, pulses, at various speeds. When you are wide awake, your brain vibrates 20 times per second—what scientists call the Beta frequency.

When you go to sleep, your brain frequency slows down, all the way to about half a cycle per second in the deepest levels of natural sleep. It is known as the Delta level.

In between Beta, the waking state, and Delta the deep sleep state, there are two other mental activity levels.

When you are in a light level of sleep or meditation, you are in the Alpha range, 7 to 14 cycles per second.

Going to the alpha level or centering is the same as meditating. When we meditate, scientifically, our brain wave frequency changes to Alpha. The Alpha level is the level we use to activate our minds.

StateCycles Per SecondsAssociated With Beta14-21 Waking State, The Five Senses, Perception of time and space

Alpha7-14 Light Sleep, Meditation, Intuition, no time & space limitations.

Theta4-7 Deep Sleep. Meditation.

Delta0.5-4 Deep Sleep. You are unconscious at Delta.

There are many benefits of "going to the alpha level" or meditating.

Jose Silva found that people who can remain in the alpha level while analyzing information have access to more information than those who stay in Beta to do their thinking. Surges of intuition, creative ideas, and inspirational thoughts and come to people while at this alpha level.

Going to Alpha is also useful for programming your mind. At the alpha level, you can become solution-oriented rather than problem-oriented, benefit from easing conditions such as insomnia, tension, and migraine headaches, bad habits, etc. You can also program your mind to help you achieve your goals and make your dreams come true.

The Silva Method Seminars hold the secret of unleashing the Powers of Your Mind by helping you to develop the ability to function consciously at the Alpha Level.

The yogi's, gurus, masters know this.

Alpha is the level for:



Creative Manifestation

Heightened Empathy and Compassion

Releasing Stress

I found this Alpha sounds very soothing and relaxing. Enjoy the Alpha level of mind !!


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