alpha waves

January 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

just read something fascinating on a list serve.  a way to relax during birth (and i assume other stressful, painful times).

draw a circle on a piece of paper.

then, hang a thread about 6 inches with a coin at the bottom of the thread. hold the thread between your fingers with the coin acting as a weight over the piece of paper.

and then keeping your hand still,imagine the coin making a clockwise circle using the circle on the paper as a guide. it may take a few false starts, but the coin will begin to make little circles.   then counter clockwise. its a kinda cool feeling once you get the hang of it.

this puts your brain in alpha wave state.

Alpha brain waves are seen in wakefulness where there is a relaxed and effortless alertness.

one would need to practice this and get comfortable with it before the birth.

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