Yoga for weak memory
The subconscious mind is called ‘Chitta’ in Vedanta. Your sub-consciousness is filled with experiences and memories that are temporarily put in the background but it is possible to refresh them. As you get older, symptoms of losing memory start appearing.
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The first symptom is usually difficulty remembering names. You will probably still remember many things you have learned in school, but now you might find it difficult to remember even a new name. The reason for this is that the mind has lost its perception-power.
The brain cells slowly start to become less effective. Those who do more mental work, and those who suffer from a lot of anxiety, stress etc., soon lose their perception-power. Only 10 percent of mental actions fall within the field of consciousness.
At least 90 percent of our mental life is subconscious. Many times it happens that we sit and try to solve a problem, but fail. Suddenly an idea comes that leads to the solution of the problem. Why does this happen? Because subconscious processes were at work.
The subconscious mind is your constant companion and honest friend. This answer comes like a flash of lightning from the subconscious mind. Even in sleep, the subconscious mind works without stopping.
It streamlines your thinking, classifies all facts and figures, compares them, and creates a reasonably satisfactory solution.
How Yoga is beneficial in increasing memory
Sanskrit word for memory ‘Smriti’. Remembrance means ‘to remember’. This is the work of the subconscious mind or mind. The rites of thinking and working have a deep connection with the mind as if their image is in the mind.
If you have a penetrating vision or subtle eyes, you can see these images clearly in the underground workshop of the mind. Knowledge of the functioning of the subconscious mind is necessary to develop memory. It works round the clock.
It is the subconscious mind that wakes you up in the morning when you are determined like “I have to catch the train at 3 o’clock”. It is your most loyal servant, and best friend as well, provided you know the technique efficiently.
All the intellectual giants of the world know the art of using this part of the mind. Order Chitta to do any kind of work before going to bed. This morning will prepare the answer for you. Yoga helps in improving the functioning of the mind.
Patanjali says in the Yoga Sutra, “Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha” – that is, the purpose of yoga is to stabilize the subconscious mind. When your mind is stable or balanced or in control, your memory automatically improves. Yoga provides 3 ways to increase memory:
Let’s know about them.
Surya Namaskar to increase memory
Surya Namaskar is a combination of different asanas that affect various organs and glands in the body. Practising it keeps you perfectly healthy. Surya Namaskar is done in the morning, when calm and the atmosphere is calm, when you are fresh and not under stress.
It is used to activate various parts and organs of the body and to control the breath, and to improve the circulation of blood. Breathing plays a very important role in your body and you’re well being.
When you are angry, stressed or frustrated, your breathing becomes very fast, when you are relaxed and calm, your breathing becomes deep and long.
Scientific research has proven that breathing controls many of the brain’s activities and with the control of breathing, we can change the state of mind, reduce stress levels in the brain and nervous system, and harmony and You can experience peace.
Pranayama will increase memory
Bhramari Pranayama balances the two hemispheres of the brain. When the two hemispheres are not balanced, you cannot concentrate, study and even succeed in life! Also, to integrate the faculties of both hemispheres of the brain, you should practice pulse resection pranayama.
Do trataka yoga to increase memory
Trikakat is the most effective practice for the development of concentration. Switch on a candle and place it such that the flame is at eye level. Keep the eyes closed for half a minute without looking directly at the flame. If you do half a minute until you can keep your eyes open.
When you feel the need, close your eyes and look at the face image of the flame with closed eyes. When the image disappears then open the eyes again and then focus on the flame. Do this for five minutes before bedtime. In a few days, you will find that you will remember things more easily because this practice creates mental concentration.
Keep these things in mind:
- Remember that relaxation is achieved only after continuous practice and slowly.
- For this, joint pain does not increase with posture, during this exercise, take the help of such things as the support of objects, pillows and other devices that support the body.
- Do not stress more than your physical ability. If the pain increases, stop the practice immediately and consult a doctor.