Our whole being is music!
Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brain waves.
Most of us oscillate between the beta and delta state. We go from a highly stressed day to either an exhausted, deep sleep or a light and disturbed sleep. We rarely touch the relaxed alpha state and highly creative theta brain state.
Our stress-based society today encourages us to function mostly in ‘Beta’ brain state – competition, anxiety and mind chatter. We can train ourselves to stay within the Alpha-Theta brain states using tools like meditation, music, exercise, etc. It is beneficial to operate from this relaxed yet alert frequencies, as much as possible throughout our day.
After a session of deep flow music, our students tap into synchronous activity. Synchronous activity means that the different parts of the brain are working in harmony with each other and, futhermore, the brainwave shapes would be almost identical in different parts of the brain.
Alpha brain waves (8-12 cyc/sec) are generally seen as soon as a person closes their eyes, and the person relaxes the occipital region (back of the head, in the area of sight).
During the workshop our students get into a calm relaxed flow state, and so create alpha waves, that are larger waves, and slower approx. 7-8 waves per second.
Our students also demonstrate the use of gamma waves, especially in the Pre-Frontal Cortex. Gamma waves are high frequency waves – 40-60 cycles per second. This high frequency occurs when a person is processing huge amounts of information at high speed.
Researchers in the US, e.g. Dr Richard Davidson from the University of Wisconsin, W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, has found these high frequency gamma waves predominantly in the prefrontal cortex of Tibetan monks. These waves are associated with high degrees of concentration, focus, memory and learning. These high gamma waves have been associated with knitting together disparate brain circuits, and so are connected to higher mental activity and heightened awareness, as we have seen in our students.
Das and Gastaut (Electroenceph. Clin. Neurophysiol., suppl. 6 :211-219, 1957) have noticed that, in some yogic mediators, slow alpha waves (epsilon) suddenly give way to fast gamma waves, as their meditation intensified. This is what happens when our students move from a soul state (alpha) to the clear, strong performance state (gamma).
Higher brainwave states – left and right hemisphere’s synchronize:
“There seems to be a circular link between these two extremes of brainwave activity and the states of consciousness which they represent. The extremely slow Epsilon brainwave patterns might have extremely fast Hyper Gamma / Lambda brainwave patterns modulating within them, just as the Hyper-Gamma/Lambda brainwave patterns are “riding” on a super slow Epsilon modulation.” – Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, D.C., B.F.A, Center for Neuro-acoustic Research dept.
The synchronization of the cerebral hemispheres seems to only happen in special circumstances of consciousness – the “aha” state, the moment when the answer to a problem occurs, creative inspiration, great insight and moments of awareness.
Ways to tap into Higher Genius Brainwaves
One of the best ways to tap into higher genius brain frequencies of Gamma, is to take on an impossible task and immerse yourself fully in it, give it your best. You will find you manifest something entirely radical, e.g. Nikola Tesla with free energy, Albert Einstein with theory of everything, Zacharias Janssen with devising a tool to see the microscopic..
Our students take on the mammoth task of appearing for the Grade 8 music exam, within just three months of starting to learn the keyboard. This is the highest keyboard exam you can take and generally needs 8-10 years of practice. This requires a student to play highly technical songs, compose a master piece and perform other complex tasks. This intense feat requires them to switch into the genius brain frequencies.
Another way to tap into these higher genius brain frequencies is through years of meditation. Monks tap into deep slow and suspended states of Epsilon which catapult them into heightened insights, creative breakthroughs and enhanced visions (Gamma and lambda brainwave patterns).
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson wired up the monk’s skull with 256 sensors at the University of Wisconsin as part of research on hundreds of advanced practitioners of meditation. The scans showed that when meditating on compassion, his brain produces a level of gamma waves – those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory – ‘never reported before in the neuroscience literature’, Davidson said. The scans also showed excessive activity in his brain’s left prefrontal cortex compared to its right counterpart, giving him an abnormally large capacity for happiness and a reduced propensity towards negativity, researchers believe.