So I've had a lot of sleep paralysis in my life, which I realized is the transition to theta state while still awake. I realize this is a glorious state to be in, and I've felt stronger connections than I usually do in meditation, and have had some very interesting spiritual experiences.
I realize my next step is to learn to enter this state while meditating and awake.
The times that I typically have entered the theta state were after waking up early in the morning, and staying up for a while. This is because brain chemicals are restored when asleep, so if I wake up often I can catch my mind enter theta just before fully asleep.
I'm sure I could trigger this via meditation, but would like to know if anyone has any tips or if they have done it before.
I've tried searching the internet, but most of what I come across is about using binaural beats and such to entrain the mind to enter theta. I feel that this isn't the right way for me particularly to go about it, and I feel that I could on my own having experienced it many times and knowing what the switch feels like.
Does anyone have any experience or tips for entering theta state while fully awake?
If not I guess providing a link to a good theta binaural beat for entering the theta state would be the next best think.
I can also hear the vibration from my third eye when I wish, so I feel that it may be a good idea to try to make this vibration match that of the theta state, but I don't quite know exactly how fast the theta vibration is. If anyone has any input that'd be great. Thanks.
Thanks a lot, everyone.
I can get my body into sleep paralysis just lying down and relaxing my body.
I use simple relaxation methods (formulate your own regimen, there's a lot of info on the net), once I get my body relaxed, I focus on my heart area and I just focus on my breathing. What you may notice is you'll start to feel your heart vibrating, and the energy will start to "pump." (that's what happens to me anyway...).
Then, what generally happens is that my body gets paralyzed and my mind is awake.
Then when my body is completely paralyzed, I breathe and open my mouth, and it seems as though I "exit" into a dream, or it seems as though I get out of body... (not really sure...all I can say though is that I see myself leaving the body and I it seems as though I'm exiting. it could be a dream within a dream, but all I know is that I have much control and my recall upon waking up is much clearer - as I can recall what happen once I awaken).
You can also try this: Its a timer with beats.
do what you normally do and get up early in the morning and stay up a bit. then go back to sleep and play this timer - get a decent set of ear buds and just go to sleep - you don't have to try, let the timer and the beeps do the work for you.
you'll find you'll enter a sleep paralysis. once you are in sleep paralysis you can try go ahead and try an exit method.
Hope this helps.
you can check out "lucidology" material:
Read your post and there are some websites that post information on brain wave frequencies. Below is an exerpt I saved some time ago that gives the frequency range of Theta brain wave activity.
Theta Brain Waves ( 4 to 8 Hz) BETWEEN WAKING AND SLEEPING STATE
4.5 Hz - Brings about Shamanic/Tibetan state of consciousness, Tibetan chants.
4.9 Hz - Induce relaxation and deeper sleep
4.9 Hz - Introspection. Relaxation, meditation
5 Hz - Reduces sleep required. Theta replaces need for extensive dreaming
5.35 Hz - Allows relaxing breathing, free and efficient
5.5 Hz - Inner guidance, intuition
6.5 Hz - Centre of Theta frequency. Activates creative frontal lobe
7.5 Hz - Activates creative thought for art, invention, music. Problem solving
7.5 Hz - Ease of overcoming troublesome issues
7.83 Hz - Schumann earth resonance. Grounding, meditative, Leaves you revitalized
3 - 8 Hz - Deep relaxation, meditation. Lucid dreaming
3 - 8 Hz - Increased memory, focus, creativity
4 - 7 Hz - Profound inner peace, emotional healing. Lowers mental fatigue
4 - 7 Hz - Deep meditation, near-sleep brainwaves.
There's more information out there. Try googling "brain wave frequencies" and see what you get.
Hope this helps.
work sited by Barbara Hero 1996-98
who is barbara hero"?
is any one familiar with her work with the tetraharp?
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