Easy Yoga Poses To Improve Concentration

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Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 16:27 [IST]
 
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Memory and concentration are very crucial key words in our daily life. In the humdrum of today's life people, and most often children, face concentration problems. Yoga is a scientific method to create mind-body harmony. Instead of going for medication or counselling it's better that you practice yoga for concentration. There are several yoga poses that might improve concentration.

But before you start practising yoga for concentration you need to keep certain things in mind. Wear loose fitting clothes and practice yoga in open air. Its better if you can do it early in the morning.

Easy Yoga Poses To Improve Concentration

Salutation Seal-
This one of the easiest and most convenient of all yoga poses to improve concentration. Just sit cross legged on the floor and join your palms together. Keep your spine erect and take deep breaths. Rid your mind of all the worries and see how this yoga position for concentration helps you to improve your focus. You may do this for 15 minutes regularly.

Lotus Pose- This is the simple padmasana pose. Sit with your legs crossed and back straight. Place the tips of your thumb and index finger together and keep your hands on the knee; try to meditate. Inhale and exhale deeply. Do this for 10-25 minutes as it will restore the natural balance between the mind and body along with soothing the nervous system. It will bring a single-pointed direction in your thinking.

Crane Pose- This is a balancing yoga posture. First stand straight and then slowly crouch down with your feet apart. Place your hands on the floor and try to raise your legs in the air. The whole idea in this yoga of concentration is to balance your self on your hands only. This might seem tough but once you are done this will have outstanding benefits in improving your concentration. Stay in this position for as long as you can bear your weight.

Seated Forward Bend- A seated forward bend position is a great yoga position for concentration. Just sit down with your legs stretched in front of you and a straight back. Stretch you hands above your head and exhale. Now bend forward and touch your feet. Hold this position and breathe for 20-30 seconds. Come back to your seated position after this and relax. Repeat the same for the next 5-10 minutes.

Alternate Nostril Breathing- Alternate nostril breathing is also a kind of yoga that enhances your ability to concentrate. Sit cross legged and hold your right nostril with a finger. Inhale and exhale through the other one. Now release your finger and repeat the same activity with the left nostril. Do it for 5-6 minutes regularly as it is a great yoga position for concentration that clears your mind and helps you to concentrate.

Try any one or all of these yoga poses to improve concentration. Concentration is very essential to achieve success in all that you do.

Topics: yoga, yoga asanas
Story first published:  Friday, July 20, 2012, 16:06 [IST]
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