6 Yoga Poses For Balance And Better Concentration

Do you feel distracted and unable to concentrate at work? Are you unable to calm your thoughts and emotions? A distracted mind cannot achieve anything because it does not know how to focus. We give you 6 yoga poses for balance and better concentration.

No matter what it is that you are trying to achieve, concentration and focus are the most important factors that will determine the result. Yoga is a great tool to remove emotional clutter and focus your mind. Through the poses we talk about in this article, your mind will learn to concentrate and discipline itself. Poses or asanas which force you to hold your balance are great for this purpose.

6 Yoga Poses For Balance And Better Concentration

 

SOUNDING BREATH aka Ujjayi

Benefits:

Ujjayi is also known as Victorious Breath. It is helpful in calming your mind. It puts your emotions at rest, slows the mind and balances the nervous system.

How to do:

  • Sit on the floor with the legs folded and spine comfortable extended.
  • Exhale completely.
  • Slowly breathe in through the nose. Allow the inhaled air to fill your lungs and abdomen.
  • Slightly contract the back of your throat and make a hissing sound as you exhale and inhale.
  • The sound that you make should be audible but not too loud.
  • Throughout this asana, breathe slowly. Don’t rush it.
  • Repeat 5 times.

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SOUNDING BREATH aka Ujjayi

 

TREE POSE aka Vrikshasana

Benefits:

This pose works great for balance and improves your posture. It helps strengthen the legs, elongate the spine, tone inner thigh muscles and helps stabilize the pelvis.

How to do:

  • Stand upright with your eyes focused on a single point in front of you.
  • Inhale and raise your left leg. Place the sole of your foot on the inner thigh of your right leg.
  • While doing this pose, your knee should be by your side, not in front.
  • If it is difficult to keep your left foot in position, hold it with your left hand and keep your right hand in front of your chest.
  • You can also raise your arms above your head and put your hands together in Namaste.
  • Once you have found your balance, hold this pose for 8-10 breaths.
  • Release the pose. Lower your leg and arms.
  • Repeat on the other side.

TREE POSE

TREE POSE aka Vrikshasana

 

BALANCING STICK aka Tuladandasana

Benefits:

This pose improves balance and concentration. It also tones the legs, hips, shoulders, buttocks and arms.

How to do:

  • Stand upright with your feet together.
  • Raise your arms above your head and clasp your hands together.
  • Inhale while you put your left foot forward. Rest your right toe lightly on the floor behind you; the right heel is lifted.
  • Focus on a point on the floor.
  • Exhale and pivot forward from the hip as the left leg stretches straight behind you and your arms and upper body is outstretched in the front.
  • Your body will have formed a ‘T’ if viewed from the side.
  • Breathe normally and hold this pose for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly release the pose and repeat on the other side.
  • Do this pose as many times as you like.

BALANCING STICK

BALANCING STICK aka Tuladandasana

 

DANCER’S POSE aka Natarajasana

Benefits:

It is a balance pose which helps with concentration and focus. It strengthens and tones muscles of the legs and tightens muscles of the upper arms, hips and buttocks.

How to do:

Stand straight with your spine stretched out and feet half a foot apart. Transfer your weight to the left foot.

  • Rise up your left arm, keeping it close to the left ear.
  • Bend your right leg behind you and hold it on the inside of your ankle with your right hand. Your right knee must point down while the sole of your right foot faces up.

Inhale and focus on a point on the floor in front of you.

  • Exhale and slowly lower your upper body and left arm until parallel to the floor.
  • Raise your right leg behind you while still holding it.
  • Feel the stretch, keep the balance, breathe deeply and hold the pose for 10 seconds.

Natarajasana

DANCER’S POSE aka Natarajasana

 

EAGLE aka Garudasana

Benefits:

This pose is helpful in improving concentration. It strengthens the calves, thighs, knees and ankles. It tones the arms and shoulders.

How to do:

  • Stand straight with your feet together and spine elongated.
  • Stretch out your arms to both sides.
  • Bring your left arm under the right such that both arms are crossing each other and hands such that palms are facing each other.
  • Bring your arms and hands, while in this position, towards your chest.
  • Place your chin on the thumb and let the fingers touch your nose.
  • Focus on a point in front of you.
  • Now bend both knees slightly.
  • Slowly cross our left leg over the right thigh and wrap your left foot on your right calf.
  • Keep your spine straight and your hips forward.
  • Breathe deeply while you do this pose and hold the pose for 10 seconds.
  • Release pose slowly and repeat on the other side.
  • Repeat this pose a couple of times.

EAGLE aka Garudasana

EAGLE aka Garudasana

 

STANDING HEAD-TO-KNEE aka Utthitta Hasta Padangustasana

Benefits:

This pose is very good for balance and concentration. It strengthens multiple muscles in the body. It stretches and strengthens the legs, arms, shoulders and abdomen. It also stretches the back.

How to do:

  • Stand straight.
  • Keep your eyes focused on a single point in front of you.
  • Inhale and raise your right knee towards the chest.
  • Your weight will now be shifted on the left leg.
  • Place both hands under the right foot. Bring your right thigh toward the chest.
  • Now try to stretch your right leg in front of you, straighten it until it is parallel to the floor.
  • Try to keep your leg parallel to the floor and lower your upper body towards the extended leg.
  • Hold this pose for a few seconds.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Utthitta Hasta

STANDING HEAD-TO-KNEE aka Utthitta Hasta Padangustasana

 

These poses are great for balance and concentration, whether we require it mentally or physically in our everyday lives.

 

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2018-05-27T15:03:08+00:00 Health & Fitness|