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If you’re looking to be at peak mental performance and enter into the “Alpha brainwave state of mind,” then the techniques discussed within this article will definitely be useful to you!

The average human being’s mind operates within the “Beta” frequency range during normal waking hours. This frequency’s typically more than 14 Hz. If you manage to reduce the frequency to between eight and 13 Hz, then you have entered what’s known as “Alpha Level.”

Alpha brainwave activity can induce amazing levels of creativity, greater relaxation, higher learning and athletic abilities, and even an improved immune system.

Those rare times you’ve really felt like you’re “in the zone” — where everything seemed to be running in your favor — your brain was probably operating at Alpha level! Alpha brainwave activity can naturally occur during long periods of meditation, yoga, drowsiness, and sleep.

But what if you wanted to enter the Alpha state whenever you needed to?

What if you could reach Alpha whenever you command — almost instantaneously?

Wouldn’t that be incredible?

Well, it’s possible, and you can do this without spending hours meditating each day or sitting in awkward yoga positions by following the method below:

The Alpha Method AKA “The Counting Method

Counting down’s one of the original methods introduced by José Silver (author of “The Silva Method”). It’s fairly simple and very effective.

To use this technique, get in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Breathe out and relax your body as much as you consciously can.

Now count down, slowly, from 100 to zero.

It can be one number every second, but slower is better. Visualizing the number can help focus the mind.

That’s all there is to it!

Once you’ve reached zero, your mind will already be in the Alpha state. Of course, counting backward from 100 will take a while, but it’ll get you used to reaching the Alpha level. After a time, you can reduce the number to 50, then 25, then 10, five, and eventually three.

Once you get really good at this, you can reach Alpha in normal, day-to-day situations. You won’t necessarily need to close your eyes and relax your body like you originally had to. Your mind will be conditioned enough that you should be able to reach Alpha by letting your eyes relax, vision blur, and counting down from three.

Some people don’t even need to count down — the action becomes instinctive and almost instantaneous.


Can you imagine having this kind of ability?

It’s more than achievable with the countdown method. However, it’ll take patience. Daily practice is needed. Twice a day for at least 20 minutes is recommended. As mentioned, you’ll need to start with counting down from at least 100, and perhaps reduce the number every seven to 10 days.

After four or five weeks, you should be able to enter into the Alpha brainwave state with ease.

This will become incredibly useful in day-to-day life. Entering the “Alpha state” will help you in numerous situations, enabling you to stay calm in the face of chaos, tap into your deepest creative mind, and maintain laser sharp focus and clarity of mind.

 Photo Credit: Ben White,