As we age the struggles we face to keep our body young, healthy and fit applies to our brain as well.  Although playing brainstorming games can sharpen our memory, but the overall health and well being of our brain needs far more exercise, just like our body needs when we get older. Read on and boost your brain power with these yoga poses.

Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

lotus pose

Had a stressful day? Well, the best way to relax would be to sit down and do yoga. Get into this cross-legged asana to truly experience the relaxing benefits sitting can offer to your mind and body. It is a meditative pose that works best when done in the morning and not necessarily on an empty stomach.

How To Do It

  • Sit cross-legged on a yoga mat and with your spine erect.
  • Now put your hands into a mudra of your choice. Try the classic chin mudra where you bring the index finger and thumb together to form a circle, touching them together lightly, and extend the rest of your fingers straight.
  • Inhale and exhale deeply with long breaths.
  • Hold this pose for at least 5 minutes.

Halasana (Plow Pose)

plow pose

This pose uncovers the hidden capabilities of your body. It regulates the metabolism and normalizes the blood sugar levels.  It also reduces stress and calms the brain. It relaxes your shoulder and aids your thyroid gland.

How To Do It

  • Lie flat on your back with your arms by your sides, palms facing downward.
  • Breathe in and use your abdominal muscle and hand muscles to raise both your legs.  
  • Sweep them over your head and try to touch the floor above your head. Inhale while doing so.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds and then come back to your original position.

Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)

diamond pose

The Vajrayana is a kneeling exercise, accompanied by breathing exercises. This yoga exercise must be practiced after a meal. It aids proper digestion with regular practice, eliminates constipation, stomach disorders and combats acidity. This pose helps your body relax and increases blood circulation. It also gives your muscles a toned look!

How To Do It

  • Fold up the legs backward and sit down on your lower legs.
  • Keep your left palm on your left knee and right palm on your right knee. 
  • Look straight and take deep breaths.
  • Hold this position for at least 10 minutes.

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Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Stiffed Back? Relieve your stiffed back with this yoga aasan. This pose increases the supply of oxygen to the lungs and detoxifies the internal organs. It also improves digestion and blood circulation.

How To Do It

  • Sit straight on the floor with the legs stretched out straight in front of you.
  • Bend the left leg and place the heal of the left foot beside the right hip.
  • Take the Right leg over the left knee.
  • Place the left hand on the right knee and the right hand behind you.
  • Twist the waist, shoulders, and neck in this sequence to the right and look over the right shoulder.
  • Make sure your spine is straight.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds and continue with gentle long breaths.
So what are you waiting for? Do these yogas and stay fit!