Since ancient times, humans have tried various ways to enhance the power of brain. India’s ancient literature including the Vedas & other similar texts, written more than 4000 years ago, have documented several ways to improve our memory, concentration & focus. Decoding such information has been reasons for my travels & research. And during one of such of my travels of ancient India during the last 12 years, I came across this place called Kalugumalai.
Going there was not easy, and roads were not easy to travel through the various small villages.
But it gave me immense pleasure, when I finally reached the ancient excavated cave. This place had marvellous sculptured rock-arts which depicted the various meditation-postures.
Excavations revealed the existence of an ancient school or university where meditation was taught to aspirants. There they used to practise various ways to attain wisdom of self- awakening of mind using various techniques. This included Pratyahara (control of sensory perception), Dhyan (fixed attention), Samadhi (absolute concentration) and Niyam (observance).
I interacted with various archaeologists, historians, sages & ancient texts. And I was able to get lot of information on meditation. This included various exercises, sound-frequencies & meditation ways used through ancient times for enhancing the power of brain.
A scientific research on meditation :
If you’re a student studying for any entrance exams like IIT JEE, NEET, CET, CAT, GMAT, GRE, UPSC, IAS, Civil Services Examination or any boards, then this knowledge can really help you to improve your memory and mental performance.
Everyone has moments of lapse of memory, from time to time, especially during exams or stressful periods. Losing focus or concentration can be frustrating when you need it the most.
Here are 5 researches which shows the scientific analysis of meditation on improving our memory, focus & concentration:
- Research has shown that meditation through ancient Indian Vedic texts is an exercise of consciousness. This has shown to result in reducing stress & increase concentration. The term “meditation” is now loosely used to refer to a large number of diverse techniques. These include contemplation, concentration, use of nature sounds such as the ocean, guided meditation, meditative movement exercises such as Yoga and tai chi, breathing exercises, and Mantra. Refer the research link here.
- Grey matter (or gray matter) is a major component of the central nervous system . It contains most of the brain’s neuronal cell bodies. Gray matters are directly linked to memory. And reduction of gray matters causes memory problems. However, scientists observed that with proper meditation, there is increase of the gray matter in the brain. Refer the research link here.
- Meditation has positive effects on on cognitive function and cerebral blood flow. This in turn helps to increase our memory & brain power. Refer the research link here.
- Self-focus meditation has also shown positive outcomes to battle anxiety & depression. This helps an increase in attention span & improving focus. Refer the research link here.
- It has been proved that meditation is not a mere form of relaxation but a way to help increase the various faculties of brain. Refer the research link here.
During my 12 years of travels of Indian ancient places like this one, my research was specifically to find techniques to increase memory, concentration & focus.
And hence utilizing the immense knowledge which I found, it helped me to create the powerful video meditation modules which you can read more on https://www.upaay.in/
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