What yoga techniques can I apply to boost my focus and concentration. Thank you for your help.
This question was asked on our facebook page and received several answers - do you have any other advice?
Eyes: Yoga is a great way to improve concentration, just by its nature. Working a few of the postures and breathing exercises below into your practice can help boost your power to focus even more!
Shoumava: Tratak : involves fixed gazing at an object of concentration like a light or a material object and concentrating on it. This method calms a restless mind, stimulates the nervous system and helps in improving memory and concentration
Jyotih: Candle gazing! As my guru always says "no thinking, no blinking" let the eyes relax and well up with tears. softly gaze at the flam and think of nothing else. when the mind wanders bring it back to the flame.
Sushant: this technique of trataka if followed by kriyayoga works the best.. i have self-experienced it many times. trataka+kriyayoga is the best way of increasing focus and concentration.
Chetankumar: Dat is known as Tratak. Its good . But be cautious also.
Abi: cn any1 pls tel abt tratak?
Bobby: Alternate nostril pranayama works for me. I often do it while driving.
Ilhaam: I focus on my breath. If my mind wanders i refocus again on my breath. When i inhale i feel the breath flow over my top lip into my body.
Sushant: @abi kindly refer to http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/news/meditation/trataka.asp
Vimitha: Through meditation! It helps me a lot in every way,concentration,patience etc etc...
Claire: Practise more balancing postures. Also, when ur in a comfortable and steady asana, close your eyes take your gaze to your third eye chakra, keeping the mind still and focus on this space.. Hari om.
Gonzalez: exercise and meditation…
also writing, and drawing. ♥
Indri: Trakta in Yoga, close u eyes, thing time working heart and mind, so good breath.
Joseph: beyond pain and happiness.. ^^,
Sarala: Talk less and observe more.
Lucy: mananat trayete iti mantra....the definition of mantra is that which protects your mind. It gives you a focus point to come back to again and again making you one pointed, unite it with your breath..