Alpha is one level down from Beta, and in the Alpha state, your mind is more relaxed. You might experience this state when you’ve been reading a good book for some time, listening to some relaxing music, or just chilling on your front porch with a cup of tea, watching the world go by. In short, Alpha is a relaxed state and in it your brain operates at between 7 and 13Hz.

The Alpha state has many advantages and affords you the opportunity to eliminate stress, feel more confident and happier, more calm and relaxed. It allows for the release of serotonin and endorphins, and quiets down the mind chatter so as to facilitate learning and creativity. Alpha is a hugely beneficial state for your brain to be in.