Meditation Articles Series
The Mind-Earth Connection
The Earth’s Resonance, Your Brain, and Meditation.
Did you know that not only can you experience the Alpha state in meditation but also by spending time in nature? Have you ever felt sublime calmness being in a forest, or at the beach or in the mountains, watching a sunset or sunrise? Open spaces and fresh air in natural surroundings help to contribute to the Alpha state. In nature you may find your awareness expanding and fears and anxieties dissolving.
A scientist by the name of Schumann discovered and measured the earth’s resonance. The existence of the Schumann Resonance is now an established scientific fact. He predicted that there are electromagnetic standing waves in the atmosphere, within the cavity formed by the surface of the earth and the ionosphere. These electromagnetic waves were detected resonating at a frequency of 7.8 Hz. Most of nature is in harmony with the Schumann Resonance. Konig, who became Schumann’s successor at Munich University, demonstrated a correlation between Schumann Resonances and brain rhythms. He compared human EEG recordings with natural electromagnetic fields of the environment. He found that the main frequency produced by Schumann oscillations is very close to the frequency of alpha rhythms which in the lower range are around 7- 8 Hz. When your brain resonates between 7.5 – 7.8 Hz you have placed your mind in true harmony with life itself. You are able to access that oneness with all that is. Here you experience deep peace, inspired creativity and being in The Zone.
As your meditation practice continues you may find yourself wanting to spend more time in nature. If you are a city dweller and unable to get out into nature all that frequently, photographs of nature placed in your home can also bring an atmosphere of natural beauty to your sense of well being.
The guided meditation, Creating Your Peaceful Sanctuary on our website, will help you to visualize your connection to nature, to relax and calm your mind and body and bring you into the Alpha state.