Top 10 Yoga Poses To Improve Your Memory October 13, 2016

Want to increase your memory power? Here’s how to do that with simple and easy-to-do poses yoga for memory power. StyleCraze offers you the most unique yoga poses along with their proper techniques to practice them easily at home.

There are various natural ways in which one can increase their memory power, concentration levels and enhance and sharpen their skills. But yoga is the most chosen option amongst all. Super brain yoga is one such type of yoga for increasing memory power.

Following is a list of top 10 asanas in yoga for concentration and memory. Follow the simple step by step instructions given below and get started.

Yoga For Memory:

1. Paschimottanasana:

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How To Do:

  • To do the paschimottanasana, sit on the floor
  • legs spread straight and hands placed on the floor besides the body.
  • Bend your body in the forward direction from your hips.
  • Lengthen your tailbone, lean forwards and stretch your hands forward towards your toes. Relax.

2. Padmasana:

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This is the best asana to relax, calm your mind and thus sharpen your memory skills.

How To Do:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs spread straight out in front of you.
  • Bend your right knee, lift it up with your right hand and place it on the outer side of your left thigh.
  • Bend your left knee, lift it up with your left hand and place it on the outer edge of your right thigh.
  • Place your hands on your knees, palms down.
  • Close your eyes and concentrate. Relax.

3. Padahastasana:

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This pose is also known as hands-to-feet pose.

How To Do:

  • Stand on the floor in a straight position.
  • Exhale and bend downwards from your hips until your hands reach your toes.
  • Hold the toes with your hands and remain steady. Relax.

[ Read: Simple Concentration Exercises ]

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4. Sarvangasana:

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Sarvangasana is an advanced yoga pose and should not be practiced by beginners.

How To Do:

  • Lie down on the floor on your back.
  • With several jerks, try lifting up your legs in the upward direction.
  • Rest your hands on your back so that it supports your position.
  • Lift up your legs upwards until they become perpendicular to the floor.
  • Rest your head/ shoulder on a cushion so that it becomes comfortable for you to perform this activity. Relax

5. Halasana:

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This is an advanced yoga pose and should not be practiced by beginners.

How To Do:

  • Lie down on the floor.
  • Lift up your legs in the upward direction until they become perpendicular to the floor.
  • Now bring your legs downwards from over your head until they touch the ground.
  • Rest the palm of your hands on your back in order to support your position. Relax.

6. Crane pose:

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This is also known as Bakasana.

How To Do:

  • Here one has to stand on the floor in a straight position.
  • Exhale and bend forwards to touch your feet.
  • Place your hands on the floor in front of your feet.
  • Exhale and with a slight jerk lift your left leg off the floor.
  • Fold it from your knees and try to rest your left knee on the outer side of your left arm.
  • As you balance your position, lift up your right leg too, fold it and place the right knee on the outer side of the right arm.
  • Look straight in the front direction. Relax.

7. Tree Stand Pose:

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How To Do:

  • Stand on the floor in straight position.
  • Stretch your hands up in the air and bring them down.
  • Fold you left leg from the knee and place it on the inner side of your right thigh.
  • Look straight. Join your palms together in prayer position and place them in front of your chest.
  • Close your eyes and relax.

[ Read: Corporate Yoga Benefits ]

8. Sukhasana:

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This is the best asana to relax your mind, body and soul.

How To Do:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs spread straight in front of you.
  • Bend your left knee and fold it in such a way that the sole of your left feet is placed on the inner side of your right thigh.
  • Bend your right knee in such a way that the sole of your right feet is placed on the outer side of your left calf muscle.
  • Place your hands on your knees. Do not stretch your body.
  • Keep back straight, close your eyes and relax.

9. Vajrasana:

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How To Do:

  • Kneel down on the floor.
  • Your knees, big toes and ankles should be parallel to each other and should touch the ground.
  • Place your palms on the knees.
  • Keep your spine straight.
  • Look in the front direction, close your eyes. Relax.

10. Reclining Hero Pose:

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This is also known as Supta Virasana pose.

How To Do:

  • Place your body in Vajrasana pose (refer to the pose mentioned above).
  • With a slight jerk, try to bend your body backwards until your head touches the ground.
  • Keep your hands on the floor at a comfortable distance from your body, palms up.
  • Rest your head on either side of the body or just keep it in the centre. Close your eyes.

Do try practicing these tips & techniques at home and see the wonderful difference it leaves behind on your mind, body and soul. Happy Practicing!

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  • Protonu Banerjee

    wonderful article.

  • AmandaF

    When did yoga become about the outfits?

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Nita, amnesia is mainly seen among the elderly people even though people of any age may get affected by it. Proper diet, exercises and meditation can be regarded to be very valuable in the treatment of amnesia. Follow the yoga poses mentioned above in the article. Along with yoga, do include the following ingredients in your diet: basil leaves, black pepper, cumin seeds, almonds, walnuts, brahmi herb and rosemary. Lastly, plenty of rest and sleep is necessary for a peaceful mind which can be helpful in curing the problem of amnesia or memory loss. Hope these suggestions help your friend.

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    Hi Anisha, whether you’re 50 or 95, it is never too late to take up yoga. You are only as old as you feel! One important tip to follow is: Start your practice of asanas (postures) at a slow and gentle pace. Never overexert the body or force yourself into a pose. Respect your physical limits. And within just a few months you will be doing things you never thought possible. Some of the basic asanas are –
    1. Yoga breathing – Learning how to breathe the yoga way is the first exercise.
    2. Mountain Pose or Tadasana
    3. Crescent Pose or Anjaneyasana
    4. Downward-Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana
    5. Triangle Pose or Trikonasana
    6. Bridge Pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
    For more info on the poses, please check the article below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/basic-yoga-asanas-for-beginners/

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    Hi Sonam, Diabetes and memory loss are closely linked, and poorly controlled diabetes can cause memory loss. To maintain normal brain functioning, people with diabetes need a constant supply of glucose from their blood. Memory loss and reduced brain functioning can occur during periods of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) can affect memory over the longer term for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Good diabetes management is recommended to help prevent memory problems as well as to help your health in general. Following a healthy diet, taking regular exercise and managing stress can all be helpful for the body and the mind.

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    Hi Priyanka, there are no side effects of these exercises, but if you are performing these exercises for the first time or if you are a beginner then practice them slowly and later increase the number of times to repeat the position.

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    Hi, food that you can include in your diet to improve memory are: oily fish like – salmon, sardines and other oily fish are rich in DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, eggs, walnuts and almonds, herbs like brahmi, ginkgo, rosemary and dark green leafy vegetables.