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Theta Meditation

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Description

Theta meditation is a form of meditation where the body is so deeply relaxed that your theta brain waves are activated. In this state you can achieve a high level calm. It is also believed that you can access a mental state that goes beyond your conscious. 

The human brain is constantly producing electrical pulses known as brain waves. In the human brain, there are five different types of brain waves, one of which being the theta brain wave.

Theta brain waves most often occur when you're sleeping, but they are also produced when your body is in a very relaxed state.

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Possible Benefits

  • May reduce stress and anxiety
  • May help to heal your mind and body
  • May boost your immune system
  • May increase your intuition (or “gut: feeling)
  • May help you connect with your subconscious
  • May boost creativity levels
  • May improve long term memory
  • May help you understand your emotions and feelings
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Required Equipment

None. 

However, going into a theta state can be difficult to do on your own. When going into a theta state, it is often helpful to:

  • Listen to white noise
  • Use a Yoga Nidra audio/video guide
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How to Do It

  1. Find a quiet and comfortable place to meditate. You can sit or lay down.
  2. Play white noise or a Yoga Nidra audio/video to guide you into meditation.
  3. Relax your body and meditate.
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Why it works

Theta meditation helps your body to relax and greatly reduces stress and anxiety in the body. This type of meditation is also believed to help us to reach parts of our conscious and unconscious that are not normally accessible in a more alert state.

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Time Commitment

20 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

Every day

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Time of Day

Morning

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Possible Side Effects

None.

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Tips

  • When doing any type of meditation, make sure you are in a safe space where you will not be a danger to yourself or others.
  • A theta state can be difficult to reach on your first few attempts. Do not be discouraged. Keep trying.
  • Try a guided theta meditation. These videos can be found with a simple internet search.
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