The problem: a frustrating impairment
An interesting feature of dyslexia is that in general, most people who experience this reading disorder have normal intelligence levels.
This suggests that one or more of the key areas of neurological functioning in reading and learning processes is somehow inhibited, and makes treating dyslexia a case of improving general brain function rather than targeted relief.
How can Vedic meditation help?
There are many ways in which meditation aids our cognitive functioning. The hippocampus, the processing unit of the brain for the formation and access of memories, grows larger, as does the pre-frontal cortex, which grows thicker and experiences a higher level of activation.
The globalised brain functioning – unique to this technique – coordinates more of our brain’s functions and creates better linkages between all areas of the brain, a key facet of our dyslexia help.
The result is that we develop increased ability to discriminate between things in a more refined way, and the speed and accuracy with which we process information is much improved.
Meditation also improves our self-esteem and confidence so that our reading difficulties no longer define us. We are at peace with ourselves, and while we are inclined towards progressive improvement, we do so in a way that doesn’t focus on the negative.
We find ourselves experiencing a sense of self-worth that is at once balanced and uplifting, making it an effective and edifying means of treating dyslexia.
There is a large body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that meditation makes a significant difference in helping people overcome dyslexia. We are keen to participate in some formal studies, so if there are any researchers in this field who would like to investigate this area, please do get in touch.