When I was studying Psychology we did some alpha wavelength "training" using bio feedback methods Alpha is characterized as 8-13 CPS and is associated with unfocused attention or a relaxed mental and physical state.
"Alpha is generated during meditation or generally when the mind and body is in a quiet and relaxed position; either sitting or lying down with the eyes closed" but nevertheless allows full awareness of the environment - it relieves tension and is often referred to as "active rest" in Yoga.
I still use this method today to achieve a state of mental and physical relaxation during a hectic time; I don't consider it's ever made me "overly receptive!
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