Yoga is all about awareness, it is more or less synonymous with the idea of being conscious about the activities happening around. Yoga denotes a state of extreme mental silence where a healthy and flourishing brain resides. Whether one is practising Yoga (yoga practice), asanas or delving into the spiritual world of Yoga, mindfulness is probably the most important element that a yogi carries.
In modern time, one of the major issues faced by Yoga practitioners around the world is their inability to stay focused. Amidst this environment of luxury and life of technological advancements, it is not easy to keep yourself in accordance with the demands of Yoga and the yogic life. Here, we will talk about some of the tips that help you maintain concentration during your Yoga sessions.
Practice in a quiet atmosphere
The practice of Yoga should be done in a peaceful environment for attaining the maximum benefits, a place that is far from the reach of noises. According to Yoga teachers from all around the globe, early morning is considered as an exemplary time to devote into the yogic science because at this moment, the atmosphere remains calm and quiet that provokes the body to practice attentiveness.
Begin your sessions with long breathing
One of the major elements of mindfulness is mental vivacity that comes with intense focus. The ideal working of mind requires one to have an awesome breathing. Beginning your Yoga practice with a deep breathing helps you enliven your spiritual and mental energy. Pranic force comes into action to nurture the mind in the most fascinating way.
Keep your practice zone distraction-free
All kinds of distractions should be removed from your practice area. You cannot concentrate on Yoga asanas in the vicinity of your phone’s ring and the laptop’s movie storage. Make sure the room that you are practising in contains only you and your Yoga mat.
Remove everything from the brain
While practicing Yoga, one must make sure that there is no sort of extra thoughts prevails in the brain. Yoga is a set of ideas, and if your mind is preoccupied with some other concepts, the yogic principles won’t get a way to enter your soul. Just forget about everything including your family and personal issues before you begin your sessions.
Let go all the expectations from the mind
Yoga is not about expectations, rather practice. When you expect something from Yoga or any other things, you are prone to fall into the zone of disappointments that may make your Yoga practice slightly uninteresting. Leaving out the expectations helps the mind exist in the present moment.
No competition with your counterparts
While attending a Yoga class, one of the major mistakes that practitioners commit is competing with fellow aspirants. This breaks the rhythm and may hurt one because every individual is unique in physical and mental abilities. The path of yogic wellness is different for everybody and one who understands this is able to grasp the yogic education the most.
Always be in your limit
Listen to your body and mind while practising the fitness science of Yoga. Although you should enhance your yogic limit with the passage of time and practice, extending too much at a time is not quite beneficial. In order to continue with the flow of yogic science, learn how to identify your limit.
Study spirituality during free hours
Spiritual knowledge is one of the best ways to stay calm and focused during Yoga sessions. Chant AUM mantra whenever you get time, study Bhagavad Gita in order to bless yourself with the ideas of spiritual wellness.
Meditation is the best way to bring peace into life. It is called as the yogic exercise of mindfulness, for it is performed with extreme focus to the core of one’s mind and soul. If you are willing to make your life flourishing and the Yoga practice effective, give at least 10 minutes a day to the spiritual art of Meditation.
Give time to relaxing poses
Relaxation is an integral part of Yoga. In order to remain conscious and active, one should practice relaxing asanas such as Savasana, Child Pose, etc. for a good time frame. These poses let go all kinds of tiredness from the body and maintain equilibrium among mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of life.
Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He teaches panchakarma kerala. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.