Concentration is the ability to focus on one single subject, thought or action excluding everything else from the field of awareness. This is one of the most important abilities one should possess, but at the same time, it is very difficult to center your focus on one point, as the mind naturally has the natural tendency to wander. The modern lifestyle and work schedules have resulted in increasing levels of stress and anxiety which has impacted the level of concentration big time. But not to worry, Yoga practice helps to relax our mind, improve blood flow and enhance balance in the body and overall life and can help improve the level of concentration.
Most people are having an issue of not being able to focus because of their unconscious state of mind, and how they treat every small piece of thing which programs their brain in a way that even if they want to focus on something important, they find it difficult also because of the oxygen deficiency and insensitive nervous system can lead to concentration issues.
Not only a few poses but every type of yoga practice is designed to evolve a being and help one enhance the mental focus while the brain becomes focused, for instance, Asana practice helps one move the body consciously with the harmony of breath and mind, practicing pranayama (breathing exercises helps one breath consciously that allows one to implement the habit of being aware into every single task you perform, practicing meditation itself where one learns the different technique of focus through objects or activities.
Yoga practice can be overwhelming, so let’s talk about one aspect of yoga practice: Asana. As it is obvious how yoga practice is helpful for not just concentration but any brain function will be improved, below are a few asanas that can be practiced
Yoga Asana For Improve Focus & Concentration
1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
This posture seems deceptively simple, but it has great benefits. It can help to correct muscle imbalances, improve postures and deepen awareness. This asana if done correctly, all the muscles from the top of the head to your feet will be engaged and your entire body will become one.
2.Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
Any balancing posture needs a good level of concentration. This single-leg balancing posture demands continuous focus on a single point without losing your breath. Proper weight distribution, can also help provide stability to your groin, thighs, hips, and pelvis.
3.Bakasana (Crane Pose)
This is another arm balancing posture that demands a lot of strength, stability, and focus. This one posture prepares you for most of the other arm balances and inversions.
4.Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
This is one of the best poses to increase concentration. It calms your mind and improves your memory. The yoga asana is good for your sympathetic nervous system and it also helps to cure headaches.
Regular pranayama and meditation practice along with Asana practice will fasten the process of improving concentration. The goal is to find the stillness within yourself irrespective of whether you being in posture or not.