Yoga asanas to improve concentration
by Ananya Gupta January 07, 2022
Practicing yoga calms your mind and keeps distractions at bay. The sage who compiled Yoga Sutras said, ‘yoga chitta vritti nirodha’, that means yoga reduces the noise in your mind and removes all the clutter in your head which helps in increasing your concentration better.Research and science support this theory made by the ancient yogis. According to a recent experiment at the University of Illinois, a group of people was made to practice yoga daily for 20 minutes. The results showed improved brain function and higher concentration levels.Some asanas that you can practice to increase your concentration are🔹Tadasana (Mountain Pose)- It can be practiced anytime you need to reset your mind and concentrate. Holding the pose for 10-20 seconds helps balancing your breathing and refreshing your mind.🔹Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)- Practice this asana early in the morning, holding the asana for 60 seconds while focusing your vision on a spot in front of you, it helps with balance and concentration.🔹Garudasana (Eagle Pose)- Practice this asana in the morning on an empty stomach. Hold the pose for 10-30 seconds. Garudasana strengthens the muscles of your legs, balances your body and restores neuromuscular coordination.🔹Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)- Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach. Hold the pose for at least 15-30 seconds. Natarajasana clears your head of stress, calms and focuses the mind.🔹Bakasana (Crane Pose)- Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach. Once you assume the asana, hold it for at least 30-60 seconds. It strengthens you mentally and increases your endurance. Bakasana improves coordination between the body and the mind and relieves tension and anxiety.🔹Ustrasana (Camel Pose)- Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach and hold it for 30 seconds. It heals and balances your chakras and stimulates the endocrine glands.🔹Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)- Practice the asana on an empty stomach and hold it for 30-60 seconds. Paschimottanasana is a stress reliever, it reduces anger and calms the mind.
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