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What is Alpha Meditation?…few FAQs


Alpha is a level of brain wave frequency. Meditating at that level connects you with your subconscious mind. Meditation has always had positive results provided you are disciplined enough to do it regularly. But alpha meditation is something new I came to know about. It’s like this, when we meditate, our brain activity slows down as we enter a more peaceful state of mind. The brain activity is measured in four levels

Beta: Your normal waking state, which is characterized by brain rhythms of 14 cycles per second and above. In this state your mind activity is a veritable can of worms. The higher the brain activity becomes, the greater the stress factor.

Alpha: A very relaxed state of mind, characterized by brain rhythms of between 7 and 14 cycles per second. In this state of mind you are relaxed, somewhere halfway between being fully awake and asleep. Dreaming and daydreaming occur in the alpha state.

The big difference between operating in alpha and beta is that in beta your mind is in control of yourself, whereas in alpha you are in control of your mind.

Theta: Usually the state of sleep, when not dreaming. Characterized by brain rhythms of between 3.5 to 7 cycles per second. The theta level is also reached in very deep forms of meditation where consciousness becomes separate from mind and body.

Delta: Very deep sleep or coma, characterized by a brain rhythm of between .5 to 3.5 cycles per second.

Alpha Mind Power (P) Ltd conducts regular workshops and here are few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) answered by the trainer and Managing Director Dr.Vijayalaksmi Panthaiyan

  • What is the age limit for this?

Above 10 years.

  • Does this meditation have any religious base?

No. This is a non-religious meditation and anyone can practice it.

  • Who can benefit?

Any person from any field of life can benefit from this workshop. The techniques taught here can be applied for each individual’s goals in life.

  • Is a one-day workshop sufficient to learn Alpha Meditation?

Yes. This workshop has been designed to give you meticulous training in one day. After this you will be able to practice Alpha Meditation on your own. However, a printed guide book and an audio CD are included as workshop material and the CD contains guided meditation for your practice.

  • What is Alpha Meditation?

Alpha is a level of Brain wave frequency. Meditating at that level connects you with your subconscious Mind. This is a very powerful level of Meditation. It has been proved that the Meditation practiced by ancient Siddhas of India and Alpha Meditation are one and the same.

  • Is it like Yoga?

No. There are no physical exercises involved. This is only Mind Power Training. You will sit on a chair and practice.

  • How much time do we need to allot for Alpha meditation daily?

10 to 15 minutes per session and 2 sessions (preferably morning and night) would be ideal.

  • Can we stay at Alpha for longer periods? Does it have any side effects?

Of course, you can stay at Alpha for as long as you like. It is a blissful experience. This level of mind has a therapeutic value and increases your immunity too.

  • How long does Alpha take to start working?

There is no such waiting period. It works immediately.

  • Does Alpha help to relieve Stress?

It has been medically proved that Alpha meditation relieves stress. As a consequence, it helps to avoid heart problems. Alpha Level is an instant Stress Reliever.

  • Is Alpha useful for goal achievement?

Yes. Goal achievement is possible by creative visualization at Alpha, for which you get meticulous training at the workshop.

  • How does Alpha work to mend relationships?

At Alpha, there are techniques with which you can communicate with the subconscious minds of others and create positive changes there. This helps to mend relationships. Whatever you cannot speak to a person directly can be communicated at Alpha to his subconscious mind. The results are amazing.

  • Can pregnant women learn Alpha meditation?

Yes. Practicing Alpha meditation is very good for both mother and child. The delivery will also be much easier.

  • Can we heal health problems with Alpha?

Yes. Visualizing a healing at Alpha makes it happen almost instantly. Miraculous healings have been experienced with this technique.

  • Can insomnia (sleeplessness) be cured with Alpha meditation?

Yes. People who had been using sleeping pills even for 20 years have stopped it just after this one day workshop and have been enjoying natural rejuvenating sleep.

  • Can obesity be cured by Alpha?

Yes. The mental image you hold of yourself can be changed at the subconscious level and then the body starts undergoing changes to shed weight.

  • Can we get rid of bad habits with Alpha?

Yes. At Alpha, you can also talk to your own subconscious mind and create positive changes within you. Getting rid of bad habits is easy with Alpha.

  • Can we get rid of monetary problems with the help of this meditation?

Yes. You can clear off debts, increase flow of money in your life and enjoy abundance in every sense of the word.

  • Is it easy to learn and practice Alpha meditation?

Yes, anyone can learn and practice Alpha meditation easily. This meditation is simple to learn and practice and yet very powerful.

  • Is it like Reiki?

No. This is completely different. This is a Mind Power Training Program.

  • Is it Telepathy?

Telepathy is a very minute and natural application of Mind Power. Here you will learn much more powerful techniques.

  • Can it cure Depression?

Alpha meditations are recommended to lift the mood and cure depression. This workshop in particular is very empowering.

  • Does it cure Alcoholism?

Yes. Any unwanted habit can be cured by using the techniques taught in this workshop.

  • How does it help in studies?

The Alpha Trigger given in the workshop helps a student to study easily, register what he reads clearly in the mind and then also to write well in the exam and score excellent marks. Practice of this meditation brings about perceptible improvement in the memory.

  • Who started Alpha?

The Trainer and Managing Director Dr.Vijayalaksmi Panthaiyan has been initiated into various levels of meditations by ancient Siddhas of India. She combines scientific information regarding meditation with the energy of ancient Siddhas in her workshop. Her research on the effect of meditation on a person’s mind has given her innumerable inputs which she incorporates in her workshop. In short, this workshop empowers a person in a very unique way to handle any situation in life and come out successful.

  • When was this workshop started?

In 2000. So far more than 350 workshops conducted in 18 cities in India including Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi , Vijayawada , Hyderabad , Bangalore , Goa , Chandigarh , Coimbatore , Madurai , Vizag, Ludhiana , Cochin , Trichy, Salem , Pondicherry ,Tirunelveli, Tiruppur etc.

  • How many people have benefited so far?

More than 10000 beneficiaries. Thousands have benefited by listening to her lectures.

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One Thought on “What is Alpha Meditation?…few FAQs

  1. Anirudh Kumar Satsangi on April 12, 2009 at 02:04 said:

    Yoga (Application) which was based on the control of the body physically and implied that a perfect control over the body and the senses led to knowledge of the ultimate reality. A detailed anatomical knowledge of the human body was necessary to the advancement of yoga and therefore those practising yoga had to keep in touch with medical knowledge. (Romila Thapar, A History of India, volume one). I suggest : Mind and brain are two distinct things. Brain is anatomical entity whereas mind is functional entity. Mind can be defined as the function of autonomic nervous system (ANS). It is claimed that mind can be brought under conscious control through the practice of meditation. But how? ANS is largely under hypothalamic control which is situated very close to optic chiasma (sixth chakra or ajna chakra). Protracted practice of concentration to meditate at this region brings functions of ANS say mind under one’s conscious control. ANS is further divided into parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) and sympathetic nervous system (SNS). On the basis of these facts I have discovered a mathematical relationship for spiritual quotient (S.Q.). Spiritual Quotient can be expressed mathematically as the ratio of Parasympathetic dominance to Sympathetic dominance. PSNS dominates during meditative calm and SNS dominates during stress. In this formula we assign numerical values to the physiological parameters activated or suppressed during autonomic mobilization and put in the formula to describe the state of mind of an individual and also infer his/her level of consciousness. Meditation is the art of looking within and science of doing nothing. We don’t use anything in meditation. We just try to concentrate to meditate at some point in human anatomy known as ‘chakra’ in Indian System of Yoga. The current of mind is flowing outward through the senses and unconsciously. The mind comes at rest gradually through regular practice of meditation. Then comes self realization and enlightenment. Protracted practice of meditation under qualified guidance will help to manage all sort of psychological problems. Emotional Quotient can also be expressed mathematically as the product of I.Q. and Wisdom Factor. E.Q. stands for Emotional Quotient. An intelligent person may not be wise. But a wise man will always be intelligent. An intelligent person having certain level of positive emotions can be said as wise. An intelligent person lacking wisdom will turn autocrat. A wise man will always be a democrat who respects others existence. Some may raise doubt that how could be the Wisdom quantified? The answer is simple -if Mental Age of I.Q. can be quantified then Wisdom can also be quantified, of course, comparatively with more efforts. Wilhelm Stern had given the formula of I.Q.. It is, Mental Age/ Chronological Age x 100. Spiritual Quotient (S.Q.) leverages both E.Q. and I.Q. Radha Soami Faith is a branch of Religion of Saints like Kabir, Nanak, Paltu, and others. Soamiji Maharaj is the founder of this Faith. You may call It like New Wine in Old Bottle. Maslow has given Hierarchy of Needs. At the top of it is need for self-actualization or self-realization. In our society we should learn To Live and Let Live and help to satisfy others need. When the lower order needs, physiological and sociological both, are satisfied then only a person think to satisfy need for self-realization in true sense. Else he/she may spend all his/her life to satisfy at the most the need for self-expression instead of self-realization. It is, therefore, the duty of every responsible person of our society to give serious thought over it. For the satisfaction of need for self-realization i.e. establishment of harmony of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness we need following three things: 1. Mater or Guru (A Self-Realized Soul) 2. Secret of Levels of Universal Consciousness 3. Method for traversing the path.

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