Alpha State - Fully in the moment. Clear focus and determination.
Aerobic exercise can increase Alpha waves helping clear your mind.
Alpha waves create a sense of peace. Yoga can help with this.
Human beings have two mental states while we are awake - alpha and beta. Beta is when our mind moves fast and bounces from one thing to the next. Beta can mean we are being productive but rapid mental activity has been linked to depression and anxiety. When our minds race we can get stuck in a negative pattern of thinking.
Alpha on the other hand is when we are clear-headed and 'in the moment'. This is the state when athletes and other performers are at their best - this is also known as FLOW STATE.
Alpha brainwaves have been shown to boost creativity and resilience to stress and also reduce anxiety and depression.