As I mentioned in Part I of this blog, by changing our brainwaves from beta to alpha to theta, we are able to bypass the analytical mind in order to enter the body’s operating system—otherwise known as the autonomic nervous system or the subconscious mind. Measuring in at approximately the size of an apricot and located midbrain, directly under the neocortex (the thinking brain), exists the limbic brain, which is the seat of the autonomic nervous system. When we can consciously enter the midbrain by slowing down our thinking and changing our brainwaves, we can begin to influence—program/reprogram—our body in very specific ways.
In this work, one of the main pillars we teach our students is the model of meditation. To begin, there are many reasons to meditate, but for the purpose of this piece, the one I want to focus on is how to get beyond the analytical, thinking mind.
The analytical mind is what separates the conscious mind from the subconscious mind. The way we get beyond the analytical mind is by slowing down our brainwaves from beta to alpha brainwave states. While there are varying levels of brainwaves, the first one we will discuss is beta brainwaves. The three major beta brainwave frequencies are: