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: Read more
Benefits of the Half Spinal Twist Pose (Ardha-Matsyendrasana):
The Ardha-matsyendrasana helps in cultivating flexibility and strength in the spine. Its a great “cool down” pose that also smoothes stiff necks and upper back and tension caused by stress, poor posture, or prolonged periods of sitting in one position.
The alternating compression and release of the abdominal region flushes this area with blood and give massage the internal organs. Muscles of the stomach and hips are also toned from repeated practice of this asana.
How to perform the Half Spinal Twist Pose (Ardha-Matsyendrasana):
- Sit comfortable in a cross-legged position.
- Straighten both legs out in front. While bending your right knee, bring the heel of the right foot close to the left hip. Read more
For all those who find waking up in mornings a big challenge we found the perfect solution to help you get started. A few, easy to do yoga poses that will not only wake you up but re-energize you, lift your mood and get you charged for the day!
The sequence follows your natural posture as you wake up making it easier for you to adopt it. You start with lying down, then sitting up followed by gentle twists and at last a standing stretch. While you snooze your alarm you can quickly get on with these poses and be ready when the alarm sets off again.
Deep breathing exercises to start the morning Read more
We all get stressed with some reason or the other depending upon our lifestyle. Work, home, partner, family and different aspects of life can be factors in causing stress. Stress can get difficult when it soars high in level causing anxiety, depression and you start to get inefficient. Stress can be tackled easily through yoga and exercise and help you rejuvenate with booming energy levels. Yoga is highly effective in tackling stress and the body releases endorphin, a chemical that makes you feel good.
Stress is mostly psychological showing its effect on our body and performance. Yoga is highly beneficial, de-stressing with our breathing and body postures that bring down the stress and clear the mind with the thoughts, eases muscles, makes you feel good and refill you Read more
Believe it or not, yoga might help not just burn calories and lose weight, but also improve your moods! You can know what yoga poses to do, how to perform the yoga exercises and how you can use them not just to improve your mood, but to burn calories, gain muscle and lose weight!
Feeling Bored: Do the downward dog. Do a classic downward dog or a half-handstand. Place your hands on the floor about shoulder-width apart, and move your feet towards a wall. Walk your right leg up the wall, followed by the left. Keep your back aligned, legs parallel to the floor, so your body looks like an inverted L.
Feeling Blue: Do the camel pose in yoga. Kneel with your feet slightly apart (for balance) with toes pointing back. Drop your lower back down. Place your hands on your lower back and squeeze your elbows together. Lift your chest up and lean backwards, moving your hands to your heels.
Frazzled Mood: Do this squat-Keep your legs wider than shoulder width apart. Join your palms in prayer pose, turn your toes out 45 degrees and squat. Keep your feet rooted to the floor.
Feeling Insecure: Do the warrior- Keep your feet wide apart. Keeping your arms straight, extend them sidways. Make your right foot out 90 degrees. Bending your knee in the same direction, bend your torso 90 degrees to look over your right leg. Lunge into the position with your right knee bent at 90 degrees. As you lunge into this pose, move your straight arms pointing upwards. Look up as well. Switch legs, and repeat
Besides fixing your mood, Yoga is a great stress reliever and muscle tension reliever. If you love pumping iron in the gym, you can do some yoga poses on a rest day to help those muscles stretch and recover, get the blood flowing, and get your muscles to grow. This will also help keep you active on your rest day, and burn calories.
These yoga poses will also help you exercise your lower back, arms, legs and core muscles.
Note: The remedies discussed here are not meant to replace medical and professional care.