Meditation for Memory and Concentration
Meditation to Reduce Stress for Better Memory and Concentration
Are you looking for a way to reduce reduce stress to improve your memory and concentration simply? Meditation maybe the answer your looking for, many people meditate to improve mind health and memory, in a few minutes a day you can begin to turn your life around. This short article we will explain how to make it work for you. I especially want to share how guided meditation has changed the lives of tens of thousand of people as it is easy effective, it focuses the mind and replaces the chaos and negative with calm relaxing thoughts and messages. Wild Divine is one of my absolute favourite ways to reconnect and to improve my memory and build up my concentration.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is explained in many ways, some will tell you it calms and clears the mind, others will explain it as focused awareness. There are many explanations but what is important is the result. There are many different methods used to achieve this state of mind. When used correctly they all result in a relaxation response, where the nervous tension in the body decreases, muscles relax, breathing slows and people experience a sense of well-being.
What is Stress?
Stress is pressure, and it can be physical or psychological. We stress our words when we want to emphasize a point. Stress fractures occur in people’s leg bones when they exercise too much. People talk about feeling stressed, meaning they feel pressure in their bodies caused by psychological stress.
How Does Meditation Reduce Stress?
Meditation can reduce psychological stress by reducing the number of tasks the brain is required to perform in given amount of time. By centering our attention in the present moment and only asking our mind to focus on a single word mantra, or on noticing the breath going in and out of our lungs, we have greatly reduced the stress on our nervous system. We don’t have to second-guess the past, or worry about the future. We can ignore sounds and other distractions because we have given ourselves permission to just focus on the single task of meditation. This frees up a tremendous amount of nervous energy to direct to our chosen task.
How Does Stress Affect Memory and Concentration?
To be able to remember, we have to concentrate our awareness on the thing to be remembered. If we are experiencing stress, we are not attending well enough to even put the thing to be remembered into our short-term memory storage. Nervous energy is required after this to put short-term memories into long-term memory. This is why we process and store our memories better while we are asleep, as the brain has minimal demands on its energy during sleep. So stress stops us from attending, and storing memories initially, and from converting our memories into long-term storage later in the day. The final stage of memory is retrieval, and even this is affected by stress. How quickly does any distraction cause us to lose our grasp on a memory when we are retrieving it? We say it was ‘just on the tip of our tongues” because we began getting an impression of the memory, before the internal or external distraction prevented that last neurone from firing off.
How does Meditation Reduce Stress for better Memory and Concentration?
Regular meditation practice teaches us to pay attention and concentrate on one thing at a time. We not only feel better but free up nervous energy that helps us to convert an impression into working memory, short-term memory and then long-term memory. When the time comes to retrieve the memory, we have enough free nervous energy to bring that stored impression all the way to the surface. Eureka!
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