Memory is the ability to retain and recall information as and when required. Memory capacity is the ability to analyze and process the assimilated information and not raw data storage alone. Memory power varies from one individual to another.
Yoga and Memory: are linked by an umbilical cord
Memory is critical to our daily lives. Throughout the day, we are constantly flooded with information, data and new happenings/developments/facts. Thus our mind has its natural way to sieve out only the information that is relevant or useful to us. Thus it is important that we train our minds accordingly and ensure a healthy state of functioning.
Yoga provides an excellent tool for improving memory power and fighting forgetfulness
The brain functions of attention, cognition, processing of sensory information and visual perception are honed with yogic practices. Yogic practices hatha yoga, which is a medley of asanas, pranayama, meditation and Om chanting increase blood feed to the brain. This helps in soothing mind and enhances concentration.
Memory power is given a boost, while also improving the ability to maintain focus and concentration.
There are some yogic techniques that exclusively stimulate the brain and nervous system to improve memory and concentration.
Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, director of Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care says that if you practices yoga religiously, he can shift the patterns of the autonomic nervous system over time. It can empower one to change the physiology, the hormones, and the neurotransmitters in the brain and create a foundation for more peacefulness and clarity and receptivity and retentiveness." To sum it up in the words of the Yoga Sutra, "Yogah cittavritti nirodhah" -- yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. A calm mind is a focused mind.