Meditation is an ancient therapeutic practice. Its proper use helps calm the mind which actually slows brainwave activity. This creates a restful mind free from the external noises and interferences, disallowing these annoyances to take over the cognitive process of the mind.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. There are hundreds of techniques and models that we use with a certain type of pranayams and asanas called Kundalini. Kundalini Meditation helps us clear subconscious imprints from our childhood which is carried into adulthood. By keeping our body and hands in specific positions, patterns of negative thought are cleared. Ancient sounds and controlled breath cues for a long duration are used. These activities can be very challenging in the beginning.
Inducing the mind into an Alpha (resting) or theta (relaxing) brainwave state is the main objective in meditative therapy. These states slow the brain’s rhythm considerably causing antibodies and natural painkillers called endorphins to be released into the system. Other effects of this state are lowered blood pressure, slower heart rate and a slower breathing rate.