A constant state of distraction has become the central point of everyone’s life. There is always so much to do but very little time. Sometimes to get a task done requires simple concentration. But how does it really help? Concentration is focused attention to one thought and keeping other thoughts away. Better concentration increases efficiency and helps you achieve your goal faster and smoothly. Good concentration keeps your mind calm and peaceful and keeps stress away keeping mind and body healthier.
You need concentration for everything you do. Even exercising requires concentration for better results. How do you develop concentration? Here are some easy yoga poses that will help you with you concentration while relaxing your body and mind. The basic requirement is to the follow the yoga poses is to stay in the pose and concentrate on the breathing:
Lotus Pose: The pose is simple and the padmasana or Lotus Pose facilitates relaxation, concentration and ultimately, meditation. The posture creates a natural balance throughout the body/mind. It also soothes the nervous system, quiet the mind and bring about the condition of one-pointedness. Read more to perform the Lotus Pose.
Bridge Pose: Setu Bandh Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) calms the brain, helping alleviate stress and mild depression. Performing Bridge Pose stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid, rejuvenates tired legs and improves digestion. Read more to perform the Bridge Pose.
Tortoise Pose: Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose) stretches the legs, back, and shoulders. This posture draws the focus of the mind inward and promotes surrender, inner security and tranquility. Read More to perform the tortoise pose.
Shooting Bow Pose: The shooting Bow Pose (Akarna-dhanurasana) is a helpful asana for mind and balance. The pose will cultivate focused and unwavering concentration. Read here to perform the Shooting Bow Pose.
Warrior Pose : VirabhadrasanaThe pose helps to strengthen sense of balance and concentration. The asana restores suppleness and easing strain caused by poor posture or long periods of sitting. It stretches the chest and lungs, shoulders and neck, belly, groins (psoas) and strengthens the shoulders, arms, and the muscles of the back. This asana also strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves, and ankles.Author Information — this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo