How to Improve Your Focus and Concentration with Yoga
Posted: Apr 11, 2019
Though yoga is a holistic program that focuses on the overall health of an individual. If you want something specific like improving your focus and concentration; then this article is for you.
Since the lifestyle these days is very much affected by the digital world, it is difficult to focus and concentrate for a longer period. It feeds on our attention and keeps you away from being active in your regular life. Thanks to yogis that yoga came into the picture. The yoga center in Gurgaonoffers a combination of certain yoga exercises that help in improving our focus and attention.
The Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
This pose is considered the root of all the yoga asanas as they have emerged from Tadasana. It strengthens the muscles of the legs, thighs, and knees and recovers the posture of the body. It can also help in increasing height at a young age. It also activates the respiratory, digestive and excretory system of the body. Holding the pose for at least 10 seconds consistently will improve the balance of the body. Eventually, it will make your spine flexible and will reduce flat feet
- Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
The word vriksh symbolizes tree and hence, the name tree pose. A tree means stability, humbleness, and grace that you need to master through this pose. When you practice this pose, you learn to balance not just your body but also your mind and soul. With consistency in your practice and by holding on to the pose for longer periods of time, you will achieve flexibility, strength, and stamina in the body. Moreover, it brings stillness to your mind and enhances the sensitivity of the body.
- Garudasana (Eagle Pose)
Garud or eagle in English holds mythological importance for Indians. It is also considered as the king of all birds. With a uniform practice of this pose, you will be able to strengthen the muscles of your legs. It maintains the neuromuscular coordination. While practicing, try to hold the pose for 10-15 seconds; it brings suppleness and flexibility to your buttocks and legs. It can cure urinal problems and asthma. Also, it doctors any defect in the posture of the body.
- Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)
This pose is inspired from Hindu deity Lord Shiva also known as Nataraja. Apart from improving focus and concentration this pose also helps in weight reduction, improved metabolism, and digestion. It strengthens the muscles of your thighs, ankles, and chest and makes your body strong. It releases stress and signs of depression from the mind. With regular practice hold the pose for at least 15 seconds; as it improves blood circulation in the body. The best time to practice this pose is believed to be either at dusk or dawn.
- Bakasana (Crane Pose)
Obviously, it isn’t easy to do this pose with perfection but with regular practice, it can be achieved. Don’t get demotivated, practice regularly. This pose will focus on the strength of your mind and forearms. Regular practice of this pose and holding the pose for at least 30 seconds will improve the flexibility of your spine and muscles of the abdomen. It removes stress and anxiety and builds mind and body coordination. Besides, it increases awareness in the body, positivity and relieves from gas related problems.
- Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
This pose got its name from the backward bend in it that is similar to that of a camel. It strengthens as well as stretches the muscles of the back and shoulders. This eventually corrects the body posture. It looks after the complete health by healing and balancing the chakras of the body. It opens up the nerves in the body and also lowers the menstrual problems. Holding on to this pose for at least 30 seconds will help in the reduction of fat from the body.
Once you are through with the basic training at a yoga center in Gurgaon, you may also plan for a yoga certification in Delhi.
The Author is a passionate Yogi, traveler and Yoga Teacher in Delhi. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.