Exams season is upon us, and don’t worry we’re here to help you through it!
Exams are not to scare you but to make sure that you are clear with your year-long hard work, which challenges your awareness, memory, learnings, and discipline.
Awareness helps to understand the problem or questions and same time diverts your attention to the solutions or answers. Yoga is the best and the easiest approach for uplifting awareness.
Part of yoga known as ‘pranayamas’ helps to sharpen your memory as it helps to cleanse the glands, activates your brain functions, it also helps to keep you calm.
Discipline brings the sense of responsibilities towards self and helps to set right strategies to study along with the best utilization of time, an early yoga practice is definitely very supportive to keep you focused, refresh, energetic and confident.
Here are a few postures and pranayamas which will be helpful to support you for your mental and physical fitness during the exams.
This is a very easy practice, you can do it 10 minutes before starting your study, use your right thumb to block your right nostril three times inhale and exhale from left nostril, repeat the same from right nostril three times. Now three times inhale from both nostrils and exhale from mouth this completes one round of Nadi Sodhan, repeat the same 3-5 times will help you to sharpen your memory, keeps you calm.
You can practice it three to four times a day as it doesn’t need one to have an empty stomach, this will help you to gain stability and focus. Stand up on your hip level feet apart, take your right foot sole and place it on your left inner thighs, avoid pressing the knee joint, keep your hands in namaste long to the sky above the head stay in this posture for 2-3 minutes and repeat the same from the left foot.
This posture can be practiced empty stomach twice a day, this Asana is very effective for all students, it activates your brain functions.
Lay down on your back on the safe surface, bring your feet 90-degree pointing sky, use your hands to lift and support your waist and back until you stand on your shoulder blade with balance and slightly L shape of your body, stay 2-5 minutes in this posture.
Safely get back to original position.
This posture helps to create such an angle of your body which enhances your concentration and makes you focused at the same time. It increases the flow of energy towards the brain. Whenever you start your study sit in this posture you will experience the magic of yoga.
Begin on your hands and knees while hips on the heels, spread your knees wide apart while your big toes touch each other, sit up straight and lengthen your spine up through the crown of your head. On an exhale, bow forward, draping your torso between your thighs, keep your elbows together and hands supporting your chin like a tripod.
Padmasana will help straighten your spine so that the energy can flow in a better way, at the same time it will help you get rid of your laziness.
This posture can be practiced anytime. Sit on the floor with your legs extended, spine straight, and arms resting at your sides, bend your right knee and hug it to your chest, then, bend your left knee, draw your knees as close together as possible, rest your hands on your knees with your palms facing up.