10 Yoga Poses to Sharpen Your Mind

A sharp memory requires a person to have a powerful brain.

The level of memory will largely depend on the activity of the brain. There are many factors that can affect the functioning of the brain and this includes age, anxiety, tension and injury. Yoga is a good way of increasing the memory power of the brain more sharp. 


10 Yoga Poses to Sharpen Your Mind


1. Sarvangasana

This pose helps to improve the memory power of the brain by increasing its blood supply.

To get started: 

  • Lie on the back while raising both legs together in an upward direction while breathing in.
  • Support your back with your hands
  • This position can be held for two minutes and then time can be increased to half an hour

2. Paschimottanasana

This pose promotes the activities of the brain. 

To get started:

  • Sit straight on the floor by spreading legs forward and placing hands on the side
  • Bend the torso forward while the tailbone is stretched slowly
  • Extend the hands and touch your toes
  • Fix your eyes on the floor as you lean forward
  • Hold for three to four minutes

3. Bhujangasana

This pose helps to boost your memory

To get started: 

  • Lie on a flat surface with face down and legs joined together
  • Rest your palms on the floor beside your chest while the elbows are elevated in an upward direction
  • Breathe in while lifting up your chest
  • Push your neck backward
  • The duration can be at least 30 seconds

4. Padmasana

This is one of the simple postures used in yoga to enhance energy power as well as the functioning of the brain. 

To get started: 

  • Sit upright on a flat surface and stretch the legs out
  • Place your right toe on the external edge of your left thigh, and this is done by bending the knee
  • Rest your palms on your knees, and both eyes are closed and one relaxes

5. Sukhasana

This posture stimulates the brain, and this is done by soothing the soul, body and mind. 

To get started:

  • Sit straight by spreading the legs forward
  • Place your left sole on the inner edge of your right thigh, and this is done by folding from the knee
  • Position your palms on our knees, and the eyes are closed to increase concentration

6. Padahastasana

This is a simple posture used in yoga, and it works by increasing brain power thus sharpening the memory skills.

To get started:

  • Stand upright on a flat surface by putting the hands up beside the ears
  • Bend your torso in such a way that the palms reach the toes gradually
  • Touch your fingers to your toes, and this position is held for 20 to 30 seconds

7. Vajrasana

This pose works by triggering the muscles of the brain and increasing its overall power. 

To get started: 

  • Starts by one kneeling down on a flat surface
  • Ensure that the lower parts of the legs from the junction of the knees are in contact with the floor
  • Rest both palms on the knees and then one sits in an upright position
  • Close your eyes to concentrate

8. Halasana

This posture helps to improve the power of the brain in an immense way.

To get started: 

  • Lie on a flat surface on the back and both legs are raised in an upward direction. The legs should make a 900 with the floor.
  • Bend your legs slowly over your head and touch the floor with your toes
  • Support your back
  • This position can be held for 25 to 30 seconds

9. Knee to Head Pose

This pose helps to sharpen the brain, reduce restlessness and irritability and calm an individual.

To get started: 

  • Extend your spine forward while keeping the left leg straight
  • Relax your head and neck and bent as far as one can reach
  • Get deeper on each exhale

10. Shoulder Stand

This pose works on the nervous systems and improves the functioning of the brain by increasing its blood flow.

To get started: 

  • Start by lying flat on the floor keeping shoulders away from the head
  • Draw your shoulder blades down your back while contracting the abdomen and bending the knees
  • The legs are lifted over the head in a horizontal position and then straightened to a vertical one.

Yoga poses help the brain to be able to function in a better way, and they are encouraged.

References:

https://www.thebeautyinsiders.com/yoga-for-cellulite.html

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/effective-yoga-poses-to-increase-your-brain-power/

 


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