CBSE Board exam tips: 4 yoga postures to improve concentration

As CBSE is just around the corner and yoga is the best way to keep your spirit boosted. Work a little on your postures and instantly increase your concentration level. These are the top 4 postures recommended by our experts.

Salutation Seal (Yog Mudra)
‘Salutation seal’ is the easiest and most convenient one to do at the time of studies. This pose increases your helps escalating concentration.
Just sit cross legged and join your palms together. Keep your spine erect and take deep breaths. Take your eyes off your textbooks and shut them for at least two to five minutes. Rid your mind from all worries and see how this pose can help you improve your focus. You may do this for 15 minutes every day in regular intervals.

The Tree Pose (Vrikshasan)
Tree pose is a very organic pose to perform.
You have to stand tall like a tree to perform this pose and arms by your side. Bend the right leg at the knee, raise the right thigh and bring the sole of the right foot as high up the inside of the left thigh as possible. Balance yourself on the left foot. Now raise both arms over the head keeping the elbow unbent and join your palms. Hold the posture while breathing gently through the nostrils for about 10 complete breaths. Lower the arms and right leg and return to standing position. Repeat the same with opposite leg after few minutes.

Concentrate on a point (Tratak Kriya)

Get a little creative and give yourself a break. Take an A4 size sheet and draw a black hole. Stand five feet away from the paper and now concentrate on the hole. You will see all your tensions going away and that black hole absorbing it up. It really works.

The Hero Pose (Virasana)
The Hero Pose is as cool as it sounds. The knees, ankles and toes should touch the ground, i.e a kneeling position. You are required to sit on the heels and place palms on the knees. Keep your spine erect and breath deeply. Now, you have to bring your left foot beside the right knee keeping the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place your left elbow on the left knee and now rest chin on your left hand. Right hand should rest on the right thigh, properly tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee should remain in contact with the floor. The weight has to be transferred onto the right heel. Now, concentrate on a point in front of you, fix it. After fixing your focus, breathing will remain normal. You can stay in the hero pose for as long as you are comfortable. Repeat it on the other side.

Between the hours of your break, spend some time on these postures to feel refreshed within no time. All the Best!

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