7 Yoga Poses to Improve Mental Clarity

Viparita Karani (Pose with legs raised on the wall) is a great way to start your yoga practice. Sit about 3 inches away from an empty wall and slowly raise your legs up the wall. This pose helps to calm the mind and improve memory, as it is beneficial for the sympathetic nervous system. Paschimottanasana or sitting forward flexion posture is one of the best poses to increase concentration.

It not only opens the hips, chest and shoulders, but it also lengthens the spine, improves posture, stretches the front of the ankles, strengthens the calf muscles, activates the chakras, keeps the mind alert, reduces stress and anxiety, and helps balance the activities of the reproductive organs. The researchers analyzed more than 300 research trials on yoga and found that more than 90 percent of the 52 styles of yoga studied improved health. Since yoga can help improve concentration and reduce anxiety levels, it can help reduce symptoms of mental confusion such as lack of concentration and insomnia. Finding the right yoga style for you may depend on your personal preferences, your goals, what is available where you live, any injuries or medical conditions past and present, and on the integration of spirituality.

Here are 5 easy yoga asanas to improve breathing and meditation which in turn can do wonders for mental health and increase mental clarity: 1.Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall Pose)
2.Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Flexion Pose)
3.Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
4.Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
5.Balasana (Child's Pose)
6.Savasana (Corpse Pose)
7.Pranayama (Breathing Exercises)But you'll still wonder, what does science say about which yoga style is the healthiest? Is it the really fast and sweaty type or the style where you do the most challenging poses? Some people prefer faster or slower classes, or they may have injuries or medical conditions that certain styles of yoga may be better suited to.

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