7 Yoga Poses to Train Your Brain Effectively

7 Yoga Poses to Train Your Brain Effectively
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    I have been told that yoga can help relax your mind, body, and soul.

    That is why it is easy for me to believe that there are numerous yoga poses to train your brain effectively.

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Upon doing research, I have found 7 of the best poses for brain function. Practice these poses and you will have a clearer mind and better peace of mind.

1. Ujjayi Pranayama is better known as conqueror breath

This is a beginner friendly pose. Just sit cross-legged and inhale through your nose and exhale out your mouth. Continue to do this for about 5 minutes each day. Think of it as your meditation time. This will help to quiet your brain leaving you time not to think or worry about life. This is how to improve your memory.

2. Corpse Pose knew as Savasana

The first pose you do at the beginning of class, and you typically end class with savasana. You just need to lie on your back with your legs open and your arms out to the side. Just breathe in through your nose and out your mouth. Continue to lay there for 5 minutes. This will help to calm your brain, relax your body, reduce fatigue and even lower your blood pressure.

3. Dolphin Plank Pose

Now we are getting into more difficult yoga poses. You need to hold your body in a plank which is similar to push up position, but you are placing your arm from hand to elbow on the ground to hold your body up. You only need to hold for 30 seconds or up to 1 minute. You are probably wondering how this can help your brain. Well, it will help to calm your brain and relieve stress. Plus it will help to stretch your body along with strengthening it? Plus it helps to prevent osteoporosis.

4. Dolphin pose

This one is a doozy to do. As I discuss the poses, I try to do them myself to explain them better. This one is more difficult. Think of it as doing a downward dog, but putting your forearm on the ground again. If you have a difficult time touching your toes, this one may be too difficult for you. I can assure that it will strengthen your arms and will help with your back and neck. As for your brain, the dolphin pose will become calmer and reduce stress and mild depression. It is a great stretch for your entire body and can also relieve different symptoms of menopause and prevent osteoporosis.

5. Downward Facing Dog better known as Adho Mukha Svanasana

This is probably the most popular yoga pose. Put your arms and feet on the ground and lift your bum into the air keeping your feet and hands firmly planted on the ground. Try to stay in the pose for 1 to 3 minutes. The longer you stay, the better the stretch you will feel. As for your brain, the downward dog will calm your brain and relieve stress and mild depression. You will also improve your digestion and help to prevent osteoporosis. If you are going through menopause, you may want to start doing a downward dog to relieve certain symptoms.

6. Extended Puppy Pose knew as Uttana Shishosana

This can be done by getting on all fours and walk your hands out in front of you. Then curl your toes under. You will notice your bum is in the air. Move your bum closer to your heels and make sure that your elbows touch the ground. Just breathe in through your nose and out your mouth. Hold for 1 to 3 minutes. Be sure to drop your head as well and just let it relax. This will stretch your spine and shoulders and help to relax your mind.

7. Feathered Peacock Pose knew as Pincha Mayurasana

I left a difficult pose for number 7 on purpose. If you are not an experienced yogi, I do not recommend you trying this at home on your own. Start by finding a sturdy wall. Then plant your palms and your forearms on the floor. Fingertips should be at the base of the wall. Now bend a knee and hop up and your legs will go up in the air. You will be so proud of yourself the first time you do this. Hold this pose for about 30 seconds. Allow one leg to fall at a time and get up slowly. This will help to calm your brain and help with mild depression. Your arms, shoulder, and back, will feel stronger each time you do this pose.

References:
1. http://www.yogajournal.com/category/poses/anatomy/brain/
2. http://blogs.naturalnews.com/modern-day-yoga-helpful-healthy-lifestyle/

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