best yoga for brain

In this article I am sharing the best Yoga pose to increase your brain power, which will ultimately boost your analytical and decision-making ability.

Our brain is the most sensitive yet important organ in our body. Like any other muscle, our brain also needs exercise to function effectively. So here we will see which yoga is best for brain power.

Doing yoga regularly may help to improve your intelligence, mental flexibility, creativity, problem-solving ability, and mental stamina. Yoga will help you ward off the factors that degenerate the brain, causing psychiatric disorders. According to a survey, yoga practitioners found that yoga positively affect the physical and mental health conditions. 16% of yoga practitioners started yoga for managing their physical and mental health conditions. Rest, 47% of the participants changed their motivation to practice yoga from general wellness and fitness to stress management and spirituality.

In this article, I am sharing eight best yoga pose which will boost up our brain’s capabilities and improve its functioning. Please read this article and subscribe this website WWW.PREMIERENEXT.COM.


  1. Sirsasana(Headstand)
  2. Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  3. Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)
  4. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)
  5. Paschtimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  6. Halasana (Plow Pose)
  7. Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)
  8. Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breathing)

Here you will get the details and the benefits of the above-mentioned yoga pose:

  1. Sirsasana (Headstand):
  • Sirsasana or the Headstand is the king of all yoga poses.
  • This pose requires inverting the body upside down and balancing the head, neck, arms, and wrists (good upper body strength).
  • Sirsasana needs a series of preparatory exercises over a period to do the asana.
  • For practicing this asana, it is necessary that your stomach must be empty and bowels needs to be clean.
  • Try to hold this pose for at least 1-5 minutes. For beginners, it’s better to take the support of a wall and attempt this pose under supervision.


  • Sirsasana instantly calms your body.
  • It stimulates the pituitary gland, improves digestion, cures asthma, and strengthens the lungs.
  • It tones the abdominal organs and makes the arms and legs stronger.

2.       Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

  • Padmasana is a meditative pose.
  • This pose gives better results when done in the morning and not necessarily on an empty stomach.
  • Hold this intermediate-level Hatha Yoga pose for at least 1-5 minutes.


  • Padmasana relaxes the mind and calms the brain.
  • It improves your body posture.
  • It gives a good stretch to your ankles and knees, and makes your hips more flexible.
  • Padmasana awakens the chakras in your body and increases your awareness.
  1. Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)
  • Vajrasana is a kneeling exercise, usually accompanied by breathing exercises.
  • For this pose, you kneel and then sit back on your legs to take the weight off your knees.
  • Vajrasana can be practiced after a meal.
  • Hold this pose for at least 5-10 minutes.


  • Practicing the Vajrasana enables your body to become as strong as a diamond.
  • Vajrasana aids proper digestion and with regular practice, eliminates constipation.
  • It fights stomach disorders and combats acidity.
  • The pose helps your body relax and increases blood circulation.
  • It also improves the flexibility of the lower body and tones your muscles.

4.      Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

  • Sit down on the floor. Stretch your legs out in front of you.
  • Bend your right leg at the knee. Bring your right foot close to your anus, against the inside of your left thigh.
  • Bend your left leg by raising your knee. Place your left foot flat on the floor to the right of your right knee.
  • Stretch your right hand backward and place your palm flat on the floor behind your back.
  • Raise your left arm over your head. Stretch it around your right knee and grasp your right ankle.
  • Maintain the posture for 30 seconds while breathing evenly.
  • Repeat the posture on the other side.
  • Practicing this asana either early in the morning on an empty stomach and clean bowels or 4-6 hours after a meal in the evening. Hold this basic level Hatha Yoga pose for at least 30-60 seconds.


  • Ardha Matsyendrasana relieves stiffness in the back and invigorates the spine, which has a therapeutic effect on the mind besides improving digestion.
  • This pose increases the supply of oxygen to the lungs and detoxifies the internal organs.
  • It also purifies the blood and improves its circulation.

5.       Paschtimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

  • Bring your arms straight out to the sides and up over your head, reaching toward the ceiling.
  • Inhale and draw your spine up long.
  • As you exhale, begin to come forward, hinging at your hips. Imagine your pelvis as a bowl of water that is tipping forward.
  • On each inhale, lengthen your spine. You may come a bit out of your forward bend to do this.
  • On each exhale, deepen into your forward bend. Imagine your belly coming to rest on your thighs, rather than your nose coming to your knees. This will help you keep your spine long.
  • Keep the neck as the natural extension of your spine, neither cranking it to look up nor letting it go completely.
  • When you have come to your full extension with the spine long, decide whether you want to stay here or let your spine round forward.
  • Take hold of your ankles or shins, whichever you can reach. You can also use a strap around your feet. Keep your feet flexed strongly throughout.
  • Practice the pose in the morning on an empty stomach and clean bowels. If not possible in the morning, do it in the evening after 4-6 hours from your last meal.
  • During practice, hold this pose for 30-60 seconds.


  • Paschtimottanasana relieves mild depression and stress, gives your shoulders a good stretch, and activates your kidneys.
  • This pose stimulates the spine and calms the mind.
  • The asana reduces headaches and fatigue and cures insomnia and high blood pressure. It might even improve mental acuity. It also increases appetite and reduces obesity.

6.       Halasana (Plow Pose)

  • Lie on your back with your arms next to your body and palms pressing into the floor.
  • As you inhale, lift your legs to 90 degrees.
  • As you exhale, roll your pelvis off the floor, moving your legs back toward your head. Slowly lower your legs over your head, toward the floor.
  • Position your hands on your lower back for support.
  • Align your pinky fingers on either side of your spine, with fingers pointing up toward the ceiling.
  • Walk your hands up your spine to elevate your spine.
  • Draw your shoulder blades and elbows in as close together as possible.
  • If your toes reach the floor, you can release your arms alongside your body with palms down or interlace your fingers.
  • Hold this position for up to 2 minutes.
  • To release, reposition your hands alongside your body with palms down.


  • Halasana regulates metabolism and normalizes blood sugar levels.
  • This pose releases the strain in the back and enhances your posture.
  • It also reduces stress and calms the brain.
  • It gives your shoulder a good stretch and stimulates the underworking thyroid gland.

7.       Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

  • To practice this pose, first of all, sit on your knees by lying on yoga mat in a clean environment.
  • Place your hands on the ground, keeping the fingers of your hand towards your feet.
  • Keep your feet close and both knees spread far apart.
  • Both your hands should be between the knees.
  • After this, set the elbow of your hand well on your stomach with both the elbows to the right and left of your navel.
  • Spread both your legs backward and straighten them.
  • Now tilt your body forward and slowly try to bring the full weight of the body on both your hands.
  • Keep your body up by balancing on both hands in such a way that only your hands touch the ground and your entire body will be in the air.
  • You can stay in this posture for as long as your hands allow.
  • Bring your feet down on the ground to come back to your starting position.
  • Practice the pose in the morning on an empty stomach and clean bowels. If not possible in the morning, do it in the evening after 4-6 hours from your last meal.
  • During practice, hold this pose for 05-20 seconds and continue it for 2 to 3 minutes if you have good physical strength.


  • Mayurasana detoxifies the body and keeps fever at bay.
  • It strengthens your abdominal area, energizes your kidneys, and fights diabetes.
  • It makes your spine stronger and improves posture.
  • The asana improves concentration and coordination between the mind and the body, which might improve mental clarity and brain health.


8.       Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breathing)

  • To practice this pose, sit calmly on the floor with your spine straight and eyes closed.
  • Close your mouth, you can even have a slight smile but ensure that the teeth do not touch the lips.
  • Now, place both the thumbs on your ears, do not put pressure, just place them on the ears and let the rest of the fingers naturally fall on the head.
  • Slowly, breathe in and while breathing out, release the ‘hmmm’ sound. It should resemble that of a bee humming.
  • Practice this pose about 10 times for the maximum benefits.
  • Post the practice, meditate for about 5-10 minutes to make the most of the asana before going to sleep or completing any other task.
  • Practice this pranayama in the morning or before bedtime in a peaceful environment.
  • Do it on an empty stomach. Allow a gap of 2-3 hours after a meal. You can do it 2-5 times in one sitting. Save


  • It helps reduce stress and alleviates anxiety.
  • Vibrations from humming help loosen the mucus and reduce swelling in the nasal passages which may clear the sinuses.

After cultivating the habit of practicing yoga in day-to-day life you can adopt a healthy lifestyle and you can make your future bright. You can also develop a medicine-free life ahead.

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