yoga for increasing concentration

Yoga for increasing concentration


Yoga for increasing concentration – Concentration is one’s power of focusing or attention on something. It is an important attribute in our life that enables us to perform well in all that we do. 

Yoga, by its nature, is said to be great to improve concentration. Meditative exercise, through certain, yoga asanas, helps train the mind and bring it to a relaxed state. Through this technique, we can deal with feelings of stress and anxiety and focus well on the work at hand. Yoga is good for increasing concentration and reduces mental stress. 

Many studies have shown yoga for increasing concentration, contribute good mental energy, and bring a balance of body and the mind. Some of the asanas that may help improve concentration are-

1. Sukhasana

Sukhasana is a combination of two words “Sukha” and “Asana”. Sukha means pleasure or happiness and asana means posture.

Steps to follow

Sit with legs straight in front of the body. Then bend the right leg and place the foot under the left thigh. After that bend the left leg and place the foot under the right thigh. Keep the hands on the knees in such a way that the palms should rest on the knees. Keep your head, neck, and back straight. Close your eyes and relax the whole body.

Benefits of Sukhasana

  • It improves concentration.
  • Increases glandular functioning.
  • Improves leg strength and flexibility.
  • Calms the mind.
  • It improves posture.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Strengthens the back.
  • Facilitates mental and physical balance without causing strain.
  • Cures arthritis ad knock-knees.

A person who has any knee injury should avoid this asana.

2. Tadasana

Steps to follow

Stand up in attention position. Lift your arms upwards. Stretch your hands upwards. Raise your heels, and come on your toes. Also, pull yourself upwards. After some time breathe out slowly and come to the previous position. Repeat the same 10 to 15 times.

Benefits of Tadasana

  • Helpful in reducing obesity.
  • It cures constipation
  • Improves body posture.
  • It cures digestive problems.
  • Helps in developing body postures.
  • It alleviates sciatica.
  • It also helps in increasing height.
  • Improves concentration.
  • It is beneficial in treating hypertension.

If you have low Blood Pressure you should not practice this asana. In case of headache and insomnia, you should also avoid this asana. Or a person who suffers from blood circulation problems such as faulty valves, should not perform this asana. 

3. Padmasana

‘Padma’ means ‘lotus’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture’. It means sitting in a position without any movement.

Steps to follow

First of all, sit in a squat position. Place the right foot on the left thigh so that the heel of the right foot may touch the hip bone of the left thigh. Then, lift the left foot and in the same way, keep it on the right thigh. The backbone should be straight and erect. Place your arms on the knees. After practicing it for a few days, it becomes easy to perform this asana.


Benefits of Padmasana

  • Increases the focus of mind and concentration.
  • It calms the brain.
  • Helps to relax the body.
  • It helps to stimulate the abdomen and spine.
  • Helps in reducing abdominal fat.
  • It reduces Blood Pressure and muscular tension.

Those who are suffering from any kind of knee injury should avoid performing this asana. This asana should not be performed until you have good flexibility of your knees.

4. Shashankasana (Hare Pose)

Steps to follow

Sit in Vajrayana. Place hands on the thighs. Keep the upper body straight and relaxed while inhaling, raise both the arms above the head. Keep them straight and shoulder-width apart. Exhale while bending the trunk forward from the hip, keeping the arms and head straight and in line with the trunk. Then, hands and forehead should be on the floor in front of the knees. 

Bend the arms slightly so that they are fully relaxed and let the elbows rest on the floor. Retain the breath for up to five seconds in the final position. At the same time, inhale and slowly raise the arms and truck to the vertical position. Exhale while lowering the arms to the knees. Practice this 3 to 5 times. Those who want to calm anger may increase the duration of the final position from 3 to 10 minutes.


Benefits of Shashankasana

  • Helps to relieve fatigue and promotes concentration of mind.
  • It helps in relieving anxiety and depression due to its calming effect.
  • Improve blood supply to the head and therefore nourishes eyes and all the brain functions.
  • It regulates the functioning of the adrenal glands.
  • Releases the pressure on the disc.
  • It also controls diabetes.
  • Increases the memory power

A person who is suffering from high Blood Pressure or slipped disc should avoid performing this asana.

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