What Are Delta Waves?
(Delta waves = 0.5 hz - 4 hz)
Delta waves are usually associated with the unconscious and deep, slow brain activity found in deep sleep. Delta waves are experienced predominantly in newborn infants, as well as in healthy adults in deep rejuvenating sleep, or in very deep states of meditation. At the delta level the body replenishes its energy, releases anti-aging hormones like human growth hormone (HGH*), relieves stress, and boosts the immune system. The delta state rejuvenates your mind, body, and spirit. When your dominant brainwave is delta, your body is healing itself and "resetting" its internal clocks so to speak.
*HGH: As we get older, decreasing quantities of HGH results in many aging symptoms including loss of muscle tone, increased weight gain, loss of stamina, sagging skin and muscles, wrinkled skin that lacks good tone and texture and flagging memory and many diseases associated with aging. HGH is produced naturally by the pituitary gland in the center of our brain. When we are in deep, dreamless sleep at the delta level the pituitary is stimulated to produce more HGH which is why we feel refreshed and replenished when we get a good nights sleep. The anti-aging properties of deep meditation come from the release of HGH when reaching the delta level during meditation. A healthy lifestyle and diet, and a calm mental and emotional life also stimulate the production of HGH. Lack in any of this is at least one of the reasons for aging, mental imbalances, sickness and disease and so on. Delta Boost mp3 sessions help bring the body to a deeply relaxed state so the body can rejuvenate itself. (It also helps to have a healthy diet and lifestyle.)
Following are benefits of Delta brainwaves:
Delta range (0.5 hz - 4 hz): Deep dreamless sleep, trance, suspended animation. Anti-aging. Reduces the amount of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress & aging. Increases the levels of DHEA (anti-aging) & melantonin (decreases aging process.) Associated with unconscious mind & sleep state - in conjunction with other frequencies in a waking state. "Delta acts as a form of radar – seeking out information – reaching out to understand on the deepest unconscious level things that we can't understand through thought process." Provides intuition, empathetic attunement & instinctual insight. Conducive to miracle type healing, divine knowledge, inner being & personal growth, rebirth, trauma recovery, "one with the universe" experiences (samadhi), near death experience, characterized by "unknowing", merely a blissful "being" state such as deep sleep or coma. Delta: deep, dreamless sleep, trance state, non-REM sleep; profound relaxation, restorative sleep, feelings of tranquility&peace, if one can remain aware. Feeling of unity with everything, accelerated language retention; enhancement of receptivity. Earth Resonance; (a remedy for) depression & anxiety. Wholebeing regeneration, DNA stimulation. Pain relief, relaxation; production of endogenous opiates. Use for sedative effect. Sedative effect - reported use on bleeding, bruises, insomnia, and sinusitis. Abrahams Universal Healing Rate. Sleep. Those individuals whose ailments have manifested into the fourth stage of Chronic Fatigue, where some form of disease is apparent, experienced a release from the negative sensation of their symptoms when moved into 1.5HZ. Tri-thalamic entrainment format. According to Ronald deStrulle, creates entrainment between hypothalamus, pituitary & pineal. May benefit dyslexics + people with Alzheimer's. Helps hair grow + get its color back; pituitary stimulation to release growth hormone (helps develop muscle, recover from injuries, rejuvenation effects). Feeling of well- being, pituitary stimulation to release growth hormone; overall view of inter- relationships; harmony & balance.
How Delta Boost Can Alter Your Brainwaves
Brainwaves are broadly categorized into 6 divisions, namely:
Lambda waves (100 Hz to 200 Hz - Lambda brainwaves are a 'newer' brainwave only because it is difficult to get instrumentation to accurately measure them - see details below).
Gamma and HyperGamma waves (30 to 100 Hz - Gamma brainwaves are usually very weak in normal people but have recently been found to be very strong in Tibetan monks while doing a Loving Kindness meditation.)
Beta waves (active state 13-30Hz)
Alpha waves (relaxation or drowsiness- 8-13Hz)
Theta waves (4-8 Hz, normal sleep with dreams)
Delta waves (Heavy dreamless sleep when optimal mental & physical benefits are received 0.5-4Hz).
Epsilon waves (Very slow brainwaves, 0.5 hz and below, associated with very fast brainwaves called lambda waves - see chart below).
Delta Boost targets delta and epsilon brainwaves (Delta Boost bonus mp3's target the alpha, theta and beta brainwaves).
If you have been wondering how Delta Boost succeeds in stimulating your delta brainwaves, the answer to this lies in the frequencies that are embedded into each Delta Boost mp3.
Though meditation alters your brainwaves, the idea of using frequencies for altering your brainwaves is a relatively newer concept.
The Delta Boost style of meditation music is the result of the discovery that our brainwaves tend to adjust their frequencies to fall in line with an external stimulus frequency if it happens to be within the same range, a behavior known as the Frequency Following Response (FFR). Such music targets the brainwaves and influences them to induce a calmer and more peaceful mental state. This practice is commonly known as brainwave entrainment.
As was mentioned above the brainwave entrainment frequencies that are used in Delta Boost are known as harmonic box x (binaural beats and monaural beats), and isochronic tones (which are used in Levels 4 - 7 of the Nature Sounds edition of Delta Boost.)
Ultimately the rhythmic beating of the harmonic box x in the background of the meditation music or nature sounds is what is important. (See Product Details).
Brainwave Classification Chart
||Usually associated with:|
|100 Hz to 200 Hz
Lambda waves are recently reported very high frequency brainwaves. Lambda brainwaves are a 'newer' brainwave only because it is difficult to get instrumentation to accurately measure them. Lambda brainwaves are associated with wholeness and integration, as well as with mystical experiences and out of body experiences. Interestingly these extremely high frequency brainwaves seem to ride on a very low frequency Epsilon wave. If you were to zoom out from the high frequency Lambda wave far enough you would see that it is riding on a larger very low frequency wave.
|30 to 100 Hz
Gamma and HyperGamma waves
Gamma brainwaves are usually very weak in normal people but have recently been found to be very strong in Tibetan monks while doing a Loving Kindness meditation. 40hz becomes the dominant frequency of these monks while meditating and it is also the frequency that the core of Earth resonates to. A very important frequency when it comes to higher awareness and mystical experiences.
|13 to 30 Hz
Beta is identified with active, busy or anxious thinking and active concentration. A healthy beta state allows you to think quickly and improve your focus. But too much time in the beta state can cause anxiety, stress, and paranoia, which can lead to muscle tension, depression, high blood pressure, and insomnia, among other sleep disturbances and health problems. While too much time in beta is obviously not good, a lack of sufficient beta activity can also cause mental or emotional disorders such as depression, ADD and insomnia. In such cases stimulating beta activity can improve emotional stability, energy levels, attentiveness and concentration.
|8 to 12 Hz
When we begin to relax or begin to get drowsy, but are still awake and conscious, we are at the alpha level. Alpha patterns vary from deep alpha, a state of deep relaxation, (often referred to as the twilight state between sleep and waking) to the higher end of alpha that is a more focused, yet still a very relaxed state. Alpha is a very receptive, absorbent mental state and can be used for effective self-hypnosis, reprogramming the sub conscious, accelerated learning and more. When you spend more time in Alpha state, you'll find it easier to tap into your higher levels of creativity and expression.
|4 to 8 Hz
When we are asleep and have dreams, and experience rapid eye movement (REM), and even when we experience deep meditation, we are at the theta level. Theta is a dream like stage, pre-sleep or pre-awaken stage (or deep meditation stage). Theta is associated with a number of beneficial states such as: sustained attention over time, enhanced creativity, boosted immune system, increased long term memory, opening the mind to suggestion and new ideas, advanced problem solving, deep meditation and deep relaxation etc., etc. In the slower theta brainwave pattern, the brain makes lots of relaxing endorphins that melt all your stress away.
|0.5 to 4 Hz
Delta waves are usually associated with deep, slow brain activity found in deep sleep. Delta waves are experienced predominantly in newborn infants, as well as in healthy adults in deep rejuvenating sleep, or in very deep states of meditation. At the delta level the body replenishes its energy, releases anti-aging hormones like human growth hormone (HGH), relieves stress, and boosts the immune system. The delta state rejuvenates your mind, body, and spirit. When your dominant brainwave is delta, your body is healing itself and "resetting" its internal clocks so to speak.
|< 0.5 Hz
Recently the brainwaves below 0.5hz have been classified as a separate band called Epsilon. Interestingly again we find that they are strongly related to the highest frequency brainwaves (Lambda) in that if you zoom in far enough you would see that embedded within the slow Epsilon frequency is a very fast Lambda frequency wave. The same states of consciousness are associated with both Lambda and Epsilon waves. Wholeness and integration seem to be the main themes of these brainwaves. As you open to higher levels of consciousness (associated with the upper chakras and the opening of the "third eye"), you will be able to allow the higher, and extremely low, brainwaves to become more dominant in your brain activity. Your perceptions will then expand, you will be able to consciously perceive the higher frequencies of light and sound which are as yet unable to be detected by mere scientific instrumentation.
Relax and Let Go
Many health problems, among other factors, are connected with not relaxing enough and not getting a rejuvenating night of sleep. Without enough deep, rejuvenating sleep we age quicker and become sick more often.
If you need a boost to slow down and take a time out, increasing your delta brainwave pattern is definitely an experience you can benefit from.
By reclining, putting on headphones, closing your eyes, and listening to the Delta Boost mp3's you will experience increased delta brainwave activity and the benefits associated with delta brainwaves. (Delta Boost also works without headphones).
How Delta Boost Meditation Music Helps You
Delta Boost meditation music can help you achieve deep relaxation and meditation. Through listening to our Delta Boost meditation music mp3's you can be more relaxed, happier, and more alert. What's more, recent studies have shown the possibilities of significant physical health benefits such as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and improved arterial health if you meditate daily. And Delta Boost can be used as an effective meditation aid.
In light of using out Delta Boost meditation music as a aid to meditation the mp3's can enable you to experience all the benefits of intense meditation while requiring less effort on your part to achieve the meditative state.
In this age when we are continually racing against the clock, it is indeed a blessing to have at our disposal a method that helps us improve our lives and health without losing sleep over it.