What do you do to concentrate better? Have you already tried meditating? Students and schoolchildren can especially sing a tale of suffering from lack of concentration. School and university are especially demanding.
Learning requires a lot of concentration. Especially at university with a lot of disturbing noise, but also at home, it can be difficult to let go of disturbing thoughts and concentrate on what you are learning. One method how we can concentrate better is meditation.
Meditation – against the lack of concentration?
There are different forms of meditation, walking or dancing, accompanied or silent. This is a silent meditation, which can be accompanied by meditation music. When we meditate in this way, we can increase our ability to concentrate and learning becomes easier.
How does meditation influence successful learning?
Brain research shows that meditation has an influence on two areas of the brain that are very important for learning.
One is the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which controls self-regulation as well as attention. The hippocampus is the part of our brain that is responsible for our memory and learning processes and is equally influenced by meditation.
Improve their memory performance?
This enables people who meditate to improve their memory performance. Information can be stored not only faster but also more sustainably. Meditators have been shown to be better able to cope with stress and are less easily distracted.
Thus, meditating can make the learning process easier for students and all those who want to learn or further their education.
Meditating – this is how it works!
As already mentioned, silent meditation is best suited to improve concentration and memory.
It doesn’t take much and small meditations can be easily integrated into everyday life. To turn off ambient noise, meditation music can be listened to. It can help to calm the mind. Therefore it should be without text and very even, quiet and not too loud.
Then it is necessary to adopt a comfortable sitting position and close your eyes. Breathing is observed, inhaling and exhaling.
Breathing is like a guideline that we can use as a guide during meditation. When thoughts drift away, we return to the observation of the breath. This is a good start. The first meditations should not take longer than five minutes.