Yoga helps to improve concentration and focus by calming the mind and getting rid of distracting thoughts.
Here are 6 easy yet effective yoga asanas you need to try to boost concentration
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
It is the base from which all the poses emerge and is referred to as the ‘mother of asanas’. Tadasana strengthens our nervous system, helps to create space within the body and allows the internal organs to work more efficiently. In addition, it improves concentration and boosts energy.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
Vrikshasana is one of the simplest asana, and yet it is also one of the most beneficial ones. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) helps improve balance, gives our body a proper posture and boosts concentration,” Over time it builds tremendous inner and outer strength.
Savasana (Corpse Pose)
While doing Savasana, one is relaxed but in a state of awareness. You are aware of your breath, the different parts of your body and even the tingling sensation that runs through your fingers while you lie there. To boost concentration, one only needs to practice savasana for 10 minutes. It helps you reboot and feel alive.
Padmasana (Lotus Pose):
Padmasana is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind. If you are a beginner, try counting from 200 to 1 slowly, without making any mistake. If you make even one mistake, start from the beginning. This will help you channelize your thoughts in a single direction, thus improving concentration.
Bhramari Pranayama is a great way to boost attention. It helps in calming the mind, reducing anxiety and rage. While exhaling, make the typical humming sound of a bee, which explains the alternate connotation “Bee Breath”.
Nadi Shoddana Pranayama (Anulom Vilom) (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
Five minutes of Nadi Shoddana Pranayama always helps to reach a more calm, clear, and focused state of mind. In yoga therapy, this breathing practice is sometimes called a ‘cure all,’ as it can boost your energy when you’re feeling sluggish, as well as relax and center you when you’re feeling anxious or wound up. To practice Nadi Shoddana, start by finding a relaxed, comfortable, seated position. Begin by pressing your right thumb against your right nostril and inhale deeply through your left nostril. At the end of your inhalation, close off the left nostril with the ring finger, and then exhale through the right nostril. Continue with this pattern, inhaling through the right nostril, closing it off with the right thumb, and exhaling through the left nostril. Practice for at least 3 minutes. When you finish, take some time to allow your breath to return to normal, noticing the changes in your breath and mind.
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