We can correlate the frequency of our mind and breathe. Scientists today have assigned names for the mental states which are as follows:
- Delta Wave – Less than 4 Cycles per second (CPS). It’s a deep meditative state and also experienced in deep sleep state. Our body recharges itself in this state, life force is acquired and our immune system strengthened. At this deep meditative state the breath is almost suspended and this is the difference between this and deep sleep state. We would see in the later chapters as to why continuous sleeping cannot increase our life span and why after longer periods of sleep we feel tired.
- Theta Wave – 4 to 7 Cycles per second (CPS). It is the dreaming state and the yoga Nidra happens at this state. During this state the subconscious mind is active for any programming.
- Alpha Wave – 8 to 13 Cycles per second (CPS). This is a mild meditative state or a conscious state which is tension or anxiety free.
- Beta Wave – >13 Cycles per second (CPS). This is our normal wake up state in our worldly life. They say that the Joy center in our brain works at 17.65 Hz and below.
So today scientists say that lower the mental frequency, healthier it is for the human being. This is what Sage Patanjali told in his Yoga Sutra as definition for Yoga itself as“Yoga Chitta vrtti nirodah!, That which removes the vibrations of the mind is called Yoga”.
I would encourage you to visit http://www.bevolution.org. They have been working on the impact of electro-magnetic pollution on human life and they state that above 33Hz panic, anxiety and nervousness start. They have classified few more states like High Beta, Hyper Beta state, Ultra Beta states. Normal exposures to electricity which is at 50Hz disconnect our mind from our higher mental states. The state of electro-stress starts at this stage. This means we are permanently in the state of electro-stress. Using Cordless DECT phone in our home invites an electro-stress of 100Hz shock waves being sent to brain continuously. The impact of Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi services are also highlighted which results in hormonal disturbances, stress related disorders, cancers and other diseases.
So we are in some sort of a trap of electromagnetic pollution and it is important to protect our health and the health of our family. This book gives some secrets and techniques to quickly gain back our health but most importantly understand the nature of things within us.
We generally tend have a tendency to take things for granted that are simple and free. We are both ignorant and indifferent to the fundamental activity – breathing that is an inseparable part of us. Our ability to drive ourselves to the edge without an internal credit management for this current account of breath drives our risks higher of being “liquidated” earlier than budgeted.
Breathing is simple and air around us is free (so far) but we tend to ignore the effects of managing the same beneficially. I just want to wish you that “May every moment of yours be a breath-taking moment, so that you conserve your breath for longer and healthier life”.
Life is a billion breath package and how much have you used up so far? 🙂
Know thy Nature by Raguram Gopalan, http://ragsgopalan.blogspot.com