These yoga poses will help to improve your memory.
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a task, only to suddenly forget what you were going to do next? Or maybe you struggle to remember people’s names after you first meet? These are common memory problems that most of us have faced at some point. Luckily, there is a way to naturally improve your memory, using yoga!
The yoga poses below are proven to enhance your concentration levels and sharpen your mind. Try them out and you might even remember where you misplaced that set of keys three years ago…
To do the paschimottanasana, sit on the floor, legs spread straight and hands placed on the floor besides the body. Bend your body in the forward direction from your hips. Lengthen your tailbone, lean forwards and stretch your hands forward towards your toes. Relax.
This is the best asana to relax, calm your mind and thus sharpen your memory skills. Sit on the floor with your legs spread straight out in front of you. Bend your right knee, lift it up with your right hand and place it on the outer side of your left thigh. Bend your left knee, lift it up with your left hand and place it on the outer edge of your right thigh. Place your hands on your knees, palms down. Close your eyes and concentrate. Relax.
This pose is also known as hands-to-feet pose. Stand on the floor in a straight position. Exhale and bend downwards from your hips until your hands reach your toes. Hold the toes with your hands and remain steady. Relax.
Sarvangasana is an advanced yoga pose and should not be practiced by beginners. Lie down on the floor on your back.
With several jerks, try lifting up your legs in the upward direction. Rest your hands on your back so that it supports your position. Lift up your legs upwards until they become perpendicular to the floor. Rest your head/ shoulder on a cushion so that it becomes comfortable for you to perform this activity. Relax
This is an advanced yoga pose and should not be practiced by beginners. Lie down on the floor. Lift up your legs in the upward direction until they become perpendicular to the floor. Now bring your legs downwards from over your head until they touch the ground. Rest the palm of your hands on your back in order to support your position. Relax.
Tree Stand Pose
Stand on the floor in straight position. Stretch your hands up in the air and bring them down. Fold you left leg from the knee and place it on the inner side of your right thigh. Look straight. Join your palms together in prayer position and place them in front of your chest. Close your eyes and relax.
Kneel down on the floor. Your knees, big toes and ankles should be parallel to each other and should touch the ground. Place your palms on the knees. Keep your spine straight. Look in the front direction, close your eyes. Relax.
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