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Table of contents:
• Bakasana (crane pose)
• Padmasana (lotus pose)
• Padahastasana (standing forward bend
• Sarvangasana ( shoulder stand pose)
• Halasana (plow pose)
• Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
• Vriksasana (tree stand pose)
• Reclining hero pose
In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of incorporating specific yoga poses into your daily routine, particularly focusing on memory enhancement and overall health. For many individuals, forgetfulness, misplacing items, and overlooking specific events are common occurrences. However, by engaging in the yoga postures discussed below on a regular basis, you can find effective solutions to these issues. According to a study published in the ‘Indian Journal of Community Medicine,’ practicing yoga weekly for 12 weeks, six days a week, significantly aids in memory improvement. By consistently practicing these yoga poses, you can significantly improve your memory and overall well-being. Remember to perform them regularly for optimal results. Now, let’s delve into the yoga poses dedicated to memory enhancement.
Bakasana (Crane Pose) :
To perform this pose, assume a squatting position on the ground, leaving a space between your legs. Keep your feet flat on the ground and firmly place your palms between your knees. Align your elbows with your knees and shift your body forward, balancing it on your arms as you lift both legs with the knees resting on your triceps. Maintain a straight head position and look forward.
Padmasana (Lotus Pose) :
Padmasana not only provides stress relief and relaxation but also reduces muscular tension. To practice this pose, sit on the floor with your spine straight and legs extended. Fold your right leg and place it on your left thigh, bringing the upper heel close to your abdomen. Similarly, fold your left leg and place it on the other thigh. Keep your head straight, place your hands in the ‘mudra’ position on your knees, and take deep breaths to relax. Return to the initial position and repeat the procedure with the alternatively.
Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend) :
Padahastasana invigorates the nervous system, increases blood flow to the brain, and enhances cognitive function and overall health. To perform this pose, stand straight and raise your hands above your head. Slowly bend forward and touch your feet, bringing your stomach and torso close to your thighs.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose) :
Sarvangasana, also known as the Shoulder Stand Pose, effectively alleviates insomnia and reduces headaches and hypertension. Lie on the floor with your legs straight. Press your arms to the floor and lift your thighs, supporting your body with your hands. Raise your legs at a 90° angle.
Halasana (Plow Pose):
Reduce stress, fatigue, and calm the nervous system with Halasana.
Lie straight on the floor, while palms touching the ground, raise your legs to 90°, and place them to the ground over your head to create a 180° angle, by supporting your body with your hands. Aim to keep your back perpendicular to the ground.
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend):
Improve concentration and alleviate headaches through Paschimottanasana. Sit on the floor with legs straight, raise your hands over your head, and bend forward, hugging your thighs to your chest. Place your face on your knees and reach for your feet with your hands before relaxing.
Vriksasana (Tree Stand Pose):
Begin in Tadasana and stretch your hands over your head, then fold the left leg and place it inside the right thigh. Bring your palms together in front of your chest, close your eyes, breathe, and relax. Hen to the same alternatively.
For ultimate relaxation of body, mind, and soul, Sukhasana is an ideal choice. Sit on the floor, stretch your legs in front of you, and bend the left leg, placing the foot on the inner side of the right thigh. Then bend the right leg, placing its foot on the outer side of the left calf muscle. Place your hands on your knees, close your eyes, and relax.
It strengthens the back, legs and abdominal area. Also improves blood circulation and digestive system.
Sit on the floor, fold your legs so that your knees, ankles, and big toes are parallel on the floor. Rest your palms on your knees, close your eyes, and relax. Note that individuals who have undergone knee surgery or have spinal cord issues should avoid this pose.
Reclining Hero Pose:
Begin in Vajrasana, then lean your upper torso backward, placing your head and back on the ground. Position your arms comfortably beside you. Optionally, rest your head to the left, right, or center. Close your eyes and relax.
By incorporating these daily yoga poses, you can experience remarkable improvements in both mind and body. Enhance your memory power and overall wellness with yoga. Avoid embarrassing situations caused by forgetting important dates or misplacing items. Make yoga an integral part of your life and embrace all the benefits it offers.