When we think of stress, most of the time, we think of the physical effects it produces, like tension in the neck, back and shoulders, a rapid heartbeat, a tight throat, cold sweaty hands and feet, clenched fists, ulcers, high blood pressure, and a deep furrow between the eyebrows.
However, it's our emotional response to stress that can be positively impacted by using meditation, which in turn, positively affects, diminishes or eliminates the physical effects of stress.
Our conscious perceptions cause stress and thereby produce emotional problems. Changing our conscious perceptions can change the patterns of emotional responses and behaviours we have hard-wired into our subconscious mind.
In a study from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, it was determined that Kundalini meditation-mantra based chanting, had a positive impact on the emotional response to stress, fatigue and anxiety in adults with memory impairment or loss.
After 12 minutes of meditation a day, for eight consecutive weeks, the subjects with mild age-associated memory impairment to mild impairment from Alzheimer's disease, showed significant increases in cerebral blood flow in the prefrontal, superior frontal, and superior parietal cortices as well as huge improvements in cognitive function.
Cognitive function refers to a person's ability to process thoughts like memory, the ability to learn new information, speech and reading comprehension and in a diseased or impaired mind, will be marked my memory loss, inability to process thoughts or communication, and loss of reading and speaking ability.
When one experiences memory loss, whether age related or disease related, cognitive impairment is accompanied by depression, anxiety, and changes in mood.
Meditation has been proven to improve symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, depression, anger and confusion, and mood.
A specific brainwave frequency, in alpha, has been reported to stimulate the amygdala, an area of the brain responsible for the formation and storage of memories associated with emotional events; caudate, an area that is involved with learning and memory; prefrontal cortex associated with depression; interior frontal lobe, parietal region, and cingulated cortex correlated with feelings of tension.
Meditation significantly improves the symptoms of confusion, depression, and memory loss.
Meditation is a practice that may take years to master, but with the accompaniment of brainwave entrainment, can be used faster and in more efficient way, to improve the emotional response to stress, in people with memory impairment.
Brainwave entrainment is a clinically proven technology that uses audio and/or visual pulses to stimulate the brain to follow a specific pattern, with the intention of changing its state of consciousness.
Meditation, along with brainwave entrainment, can increase blood flow to areas of the brain necessary for mood and emotional response, removing anxiety for those with memory loss.
The brain can be changed, for the better.
Brainwave entrainment speeds up the benefits of meditation, so that memory loss symptoms of depression and anxiety, can be diminished or eliminated more quickly.