These Yoga Poses Will Improve Your Concentration

These Yoga Poses Will Improve Your Concentration

With all the daily distractions we're faced with it can be hard to stay focused and productive. Thankfully, yoga can help! One of our favorite ways to improve our concentration is by stepping away from our desks and onto our mats to practice these three balancing poses. 

Tree Pose

A beginner-friendly balance posture, Tree Pose requires attention, body awareness and concentration on a single point in space. 

How to practice: 

  • Find Mountain Pose with your feet together
  • Focus your gaze on one still point directly in front of you or on the floor a couple feet in front of you
  • Bring your palms to your heart
  • On your inhale, lift your right foot off the floor
  • On your exhale, externally rotate your hip so that your knee and your toes are pointing outward
  • Draw your foot to press into your inner left thigh or on your shin. Take care to avoid the knee
  • Reach your hands skyward or keep them at heart center
  • Hold for 5 full breaths and switch legs 
Dancer Pose

A balance pose, back-bend and hip opener all in one, Dancer Pose requires full body awareness and immense focus to execute. 

How to practice: 

  • Find Mountain Pose with your feet together
  • Focus your gaze on one still point in front of you
  • Bend your right knee and grab onto your right foot with your right hand
  • Square your hips toward the top of your mat, press your foot into your hands and start to lift your arm towards the sky
  • Hinge forward at the waist while expanding your chest forward
  • Hold for 5 full breaths, return to mountain pose and switch legs
Eagle Pose 

A rather intense balancing posture, Eagle Pose brings in two twists which can make it very challenging. 

How to practice: 

  • Find Mountain Pose with your feet touching
  • Focus your gaze on one still point in front of you
  • Bend into your right knee as you lift your left leg up and over, crossing at the knees and again at the calf 
  • Hook your left foot around your right ankle to secure the pose
  • Sink your hips lower, as if you were moving into Chair Pose
  • Open your arms out wide and move them in toward your body
  • Cross your right elbow beneath your left and bring your palms together
  • Hold for 5 full breaths and switch legs

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Calm your mind with one of our favorite booster shots before practice:

Kava // Nature's calming herb

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