Yoga For Memory And Concentration

Yoga is not merely a system of physical exercises, but a complete way of life. It helps you remain healthy and retain mental balance in difficult or adverse situations. Yoga paves essential steps towards a life full of harmony and worth enjoying.

Stress reduction, body awareness, self-confidence, memory improvement… Yes, yoga is a vital tool to increase memory and concentration. Having trained several people of all ages in memory development, I have seen how yoga can improve concentration and reduce stress that students face, as also reduce work-related stress and provide relief, rejuvenation and greater productivity.

We will celebrate ‘International Yoga Day’ on June 21st. On this occasion, let us promise to embrace yoga as a part of our daily life. Yoga can improve your powers of recall by increasing blood circulation to the brain. And the biggest advantage to students is that they gain in self-mastery and self-identity.

As children advance to higher classes, yoga helps increase focus for children to study better. Yoga is not just a system of exercises, it is a holistic science, promoting specific techniques for integrated development of one’s being – be it physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Daily meditation helps strengthen memory. Sit quietly in a comfortable position and silently count backward from fifty. As your concentration improves, you can move the starting count higher to 100, 200, 300, 400, 650, 800 and more. This exercise improves concentration and helps you remember things better. Also try to recite the alphabets backwards i.e. Z,Y,X,W,V…

Regular practice of Yoga ensures sound health, sharp intellect, youthful look and abundant energy. Yoga breathing exercises (Pranayama) are very powerful, since they work as a tonic to reduce stress, insomnia, emotional imbalance, headache etc. Yoga is indeed a must for all of us.

Some useful yoga asanas for developing memory retention include Shavasana, Vajrasana, Sarvangasana, Pavanamuktasana, Parvatasana and Brahmamudra.

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