Tired of experimenting with tips to improve concentration? Still not getting results?
Relax, because we have got exactly what you need.
It’s time to try something that could transform the way you seek concentration.
Yoga is a sure shot way to improve concentration with regular practice. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body.
So, to make sure your mind is active and productive, you should keep your body healthy.
Yoga is an art of discipline to bring harmony between your body and your mind. It is extremely beneficial to relieve your physical as well as mental stress.
Let’s see the yoga poses kids should try out to improve their concentration on studies.
Vrikshasana – The tree pose
As the name suggests, it is an asana that needs you to stand in a tree pose. It is very easy to perform this asana.
Formation of the pose:
- Stand firm on the ground
- Bend the right leg at the knee
- Pull up the right thigh
- Now, try bringing the sole of the right foot up the left thigh.
- Balance yourself on your left foot.
- Then, lift both your hands over the head
- Now, keep the elbows straight and join palms.
- This asana improves your balance and makes you stable
- It strengthens your pelvic region
- It improves your overall concentration
Bakasana refers to crow pose. It is very helpful in strengthening your core and arms. Let us see how it is performed.
- Take the pose of Marjariasana
- Next, you need to place your elbows flat
- Your fingers should be wide apart and point in the forward direction
- Now, slowly lean forward in a way that your body weight shifts to your triceps
- Attain balance, then try lifting up both your feet off
- Position your feet together
- Lastly, you need to focus on a point and hold the asana for some time.
- Improves concentration, coordination, and balance when practised regularly.
- Develops strength in your arms and abdomen
- Helps in toning your waist
- Makes your wrists stronger
This asana is the most common yoga asana and also one of the simplest. All you need is a quiet place and determination to practice this asana every day
- Sit with your legs crossed
- Join your palms
- Now, close your eyes
- Bring both your arms towards the back
- Meanwhile, keep taking deep breaths. Keep your back straight
- Behind your back, hold your left wrist with your right hand
- Now, slowly bend forward and try touching your forehead to the ground
- You need to breathe out while bending
- Maintain the position for a while. Then slowly get back to your normal position
- Repeat the process five times
What are the benefits?
- It helps in boosting your memory power
- It enhances vitality and makes you feel energetic
- Morning is the best time to practice this asana. It creates a positive vibe that keeps you productive throughout the day.
- This asana also improves your eyesight and concentration power
- Relieves all kinds of stress, anxiety, frustration.
Sarvangasana is a fully-inverted asana, also known as shoulder stand. It comprises many benefits like increasing sense of balance, toning your muscles, etc.
How to form the posture?
- Lie on the back and keep your hands by your side
- Lift your back and legs to bring them up to your shoulders
- You have to support your back with your hands
- Keep the legs stable and take deep breathes slowly
- Maintain the posture for 30 secs
- Then, slowly get back to your initial pose.
- This process should be repeated twice
- This asana is the solution to release your stress and frustration. It is also helpful to cure mild depression
- A good stretch for shoulders and back. Hence, improves blood circulation.
- Improves concentration and reduces fatigue
- Relieves symptoms of insomnia
- Tones your legs and buttocks
Chakrasana is highly effective in enhancing the flexibility of your spine. It is a backbend pose, the first pose of the sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
- Lie on your back with your feet apart
- Keep the feet flat on the ground, and bend your knees
- Next, keep your palms under your shoulders.
- Inhale by pressing your palms firmly
- Lift your shoulders, and head of the floor by making the arms straight
- The feet should be flat on the ground
- Your back should bend in a way that it looks like a wheel
- You need to repeat it five times
- Being one of the best stretching poses, it enhances flexibility and strength
- Helpful in toning your abdominal region
- If you have a backache, you may try this asana. It has been found helpful in relieving backache
- It is also useful in reducing belly fat
Pranayam – The Alternate Nose Breathing
Pranayam is known as the yogic practice of focusing on your breath. Prana means “vital life force”, and Yama means to gain control. In yoga, breath is associated with the prana, thus, pranayama is a means to elevate the Prana Shakti or life energies
- Keep your back straight and sit down
- Use your ring finger of the right hand to control the breathing of the left nostril and thumb on the right nostril.
- Press your thumb on the right nostril and breathe out through the left nostril.
- Now, breathe in from the left nostril and press the left nostril and breathe out through the right nostril.
- You need to repeat it 20 times.
- Pranayama is known to improve your quality of sleep
- It is extremely helpful in increasing mindfulness and concentration
- This asana helps in enhancing your cognitive performance
- It pacifies your mind and relieves stress
These is how focus on study improves through yoga asanas. However, do not practice this asana if you have any major physical ailments. Do the asanas carefully and with sufficient precautions.
Along with yoga asanas, you can also help your kids build good habits. Habits are a crucial part of our lives. It impacts us deeply and helps us grow.
Hope this article helped you. Stay healthy.