Need to Focus? Yoga Poses to Strengthen Concentration:

Most of the yoga asanas that we come across now have branched out from Tadasana. It is one of the solid basics of yoga asanas. Tadasana can be practiced during any time of the day.

 

By Lyuthar Jacobs

 

Giving complete attention to anything has become just impossible for most of us nowadays.

All thanks for distractability go to our brain, which often becomes restless. It is true that we can’t ignore the hassles of life totally, but we should have the ability to handle most situations. We need to be able to analyze issues immediately rather than just allow ourselves to continue wondering. In such a scenario, to develop a quick mind having a sharp focus and easy recollecting capability must be one of your foremost objectives.

Believe it or not, yoga can certainly help us here. To refine an erratic mind that way, these best yoga types are really helpful.

Tadasana

Tadasana or Mountain Pose is one of the prominent asanas of all. Most of the yoga asanas that we come across now have branched out from Tadasana. It is one of the solid basics of yoga asanas. Tadasana can be practiced during any time of the day. Do not eat anything immediately before doing this asana.

How to do it?

  • Stand straight and place the legs slightly apart from each other. Hands should be hanging parallel to your body.
  • Let the thigh muscles be firm and stout. Lift the kneecaps in such a way that the lower part of the belly is not hard.
  • The inner arches of the ankles should be strengthened while lifting them.
  • Now, just gently turn the upper thighs in an inward direction. Also, elongate the tailbone in such a way that it is lying toward the floor. Lifting the pubis in a specific manner that it is closer to the navel.
  • Look forward. Start breathing in and stretch the shoulders, arms, and chest in an upward direction. While doing this, raise the heels to ensure that the entire weight of the body is on the toes.
  • There should be a stretch in the body starting from feet to your head. Hold this pose for a few seconds, and finally, just exhale and inhale repeatedly.

Vrikshasana

Vriskshasana or tree pose is held with grace, poise, stability and humility of a healthy tree. We can imbibe all these qualities while practicing it.

How to do it?

  • Stand with a perfectly erect posture with arms dropping to the side of your body.
  • Next, just slightly bend your right knee and keep the right foot above your left thigh. Here, you need to keep in mind that your sole is kept flat and firm on the root of the thigh.
  • Ensure that the left leg is also completely straight. Once in this position, breathe and find the perfect balance in your body.
  • Now, inhale and fold hands together in a straight way over the head. it should be just like doing a namaste mudra.
  • Keep on looking straight at a distant object and hold on your gaze.
  • Maintain a straight spine while being taut and elastic. Take in some deep breaths and with every exhale, just relax the body.
  • Bring the hands down and release the right leg.
  • Come back to the original position of standing straight and repeat the same pose with the left leg.

Garudasana

This Eagle pose asana was named after Garuda which is considered as the king of all birds. This bird has a very exceptional significance in Indian mythology. This asana has to be again practiced on an empty stomach in the morning.

How to do it?

  • Stand straight and slightly bend the right knee. Now, wrap the left leg around the right one in such a way that the knees are stacked over each other. Ensure that the elbows are also bent at 90 degrees angles and lying one over the other.
  • Strike a balance in the pose while bringing down the hips. Make sure that your knees are moving toward the midline rather than leaning on just one side.
  • Finally, hold the pose for a few seconds, breathing deeply and slowly.
  • Ensure that your complete focus is on the third eye and let go of negative emotions.
  • It’s simple now. Release the pose, do it again with the alternate limbs, and repeat.

Bakasana

Bakasana or crane pose is known as the representation of happiness and longevity in many cultures. Some might find it really tough initially, but practice will make it easier. This asana will boost mental strength and endurance.

How to do it?

  • Start with this asana while being in the Mountain Pose. Keep the feet nearby and place hands firmly on the floor. Ensure that both of your hands are apart from each other while the shoulder is straight.
  • Now, lift the hips and so that the core muscles are working when the knees come close to the triceps.
  • Further, look forward and gently let the feet lift off the floor. Shift the total body weight on the arms and hold this position for some seconds.
  • In the end, lower your feet and come back to the original position.

These yoga asanas are certainly some of the most effective ones for boosting concentration level and mental stability. With regular practice, it will be easier to become more focused on everything in daily life.

 

Lyuthar Jacobs, a Health and Lifestyle addict who blogs. He is a geek who loves to write Lifestyle hacks and Health tips.

 

 

 

 

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