The board examinations for the 10th and 12th standards are just around. As the exams are nearing I am sure students as well as their parents are getting anxious and panicky. In situations like this, students tend to lose their concentration and often become forgetful.
So today in this article we will be explaining about 10 minutes of quick yoga asanas that will help to improve the concentration level. In addition to this, these asanas will also help to keep them calm, composed and relaxed as they prepare for the exams.
Due to peer pressure, competition or pressure from the parents to score higher marks in their board exams, many a times these students tend to get stressed and often lose their concentration.
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All that the students preparing for the board exam need to do is just take out 10 minutes of their time, preferably early in the morning and practice these few yoga asanas. These asanas not just help in improving concentration but also help in keeping them fresh throughout the day.
So here is a list of five simple yoga asanas that will help in improving the concentration. Take a look.
1. Hero Pose (Virasana):
Steps to perform Virasana:
a. Kneel down on the floor. Rest your hands on your knees.
b. Bring your knees closer to each other. The tops of your feet should be pressed firmly against the mat.
c. Slowly lower your hips backwards and see to it that your hips are right between your heels.
d. Your toes should be pointing backwards and out.
e. Take a deep breath and then pull in your navel. Stay in the same position for about 30 seconds and then release the breath.
f. Do this for about 4-5 times.
2. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana):
Steps to perform Vrikshasana:
a. Stand straight in Tadasana with your arms hanging down on either side.
b. Bend one of your knees and place the foot on the other thigh.
c. Keep the other leg straight and balance it.
d. Take a deep breath and then raise both your hands above the head and clasp them.
e.The spine should be straight and erect with your eyes focussed straight in front.
f. Hold on to the position for a few seconds and then repeat the same with the other leg.
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3. Wind-relieving Asana (Pawanmuktasana) :
Steps to perform Pawanmuktasana:
a. Lie down straight with the arms stretched, relaxed on either side.
b. Slowly raise one of your legs and bend it. The other leg should be lying straight on the ground.
c. Using your hands pull the knee towards the chest. The knee should touch the chin.
d. Take deep breaths and then try lifting both your hands and chest a little above the floor.
e. Remain in the position for a few seconds and then come out.
f. Do the same with the other leg. Repeat the same with both the legs for 3-4 times.
4. Bhramari Pranayama:
Steps to perform Bhramari Pranayama:
a. Sit comfortably and then fold both your legs in a crossed position.
b. Close your eyes and then cover them with your palms.
c. Insert your fingers in your ears so that the noise does not get inside.
d. With concentration you need to chant just the 'Hmm' part from the word 'Om'. You should feel the vibration within you.
e. Do this six times.
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