Whoever thought that IQ and the practice of yoga would have anything in common? What a lot of people don’t realise is that yoga can help improve a person’s IQ. The question is, how does yoga improve the IQ and how exactly is it a positive.
In this article, we will be discussing how to improve the IQ via the practice of yoga. We will also cover how it can have a positive impac
How can yoga assist in boosting the IQ?
Research has long since shown that yoga has helped boost the IQ. It can be used to increase memory, benefit health, co-ordination, reaction time and memory.
Did you know that low levels of oxygen can make your brain function decease? After all, it is one of the body’s vital organs. The brain needs oxygen to survive. Yogic breathing and deep breathing exercises can help the oxygen that is fed to the brain.
Improving memory power and fighting the urge to forget
There are many brain functions. These include:
- Processing of sensory information
- Visual perception
Yoga can improve all the functionality of all these functions. It has been observed that practices like Hatha yoga and Om chanting can help increase blood flow. The mind will sooth and the level of concentration will improve. Your memory will also be given a massive enhancement.
There are yogic practices that are can be done to help memory and fighting forgetfulness. These practices include:
- Pranayama – breathing practice
- Open Legged Forward Bend
- Headstand pose
- Forward bend
- Downward facing dog
There are yogic practices that used to assist with memory improvement and concentration. These include:
• Dharana is the practice of concentration. It is best known to yoga practitioners as ‘fixing the wandering mind and focussing on one place’. Those who practice concentration evolve quickly s the mind gets peaceful. With practice you will know that you can do any work with greater efficiency. What others can do in six hours; can be done by one who does concentration, within half an hour as an example. Concentration purifies and calms the surging emotions, strengthens the current of thought and clarifies the ideas.
• Meditation is one step ahead of Dharana. This is because it needs more mental focus and concentration to practice this yogic form. The benefits of meditation is that when the mind is not focussed on the external world it provides rest for the mind and improves memory, self-awareness and goal setting.
A look at how improving IQ through yogic practice has a positive impact on your brain and mind.
Now that you have a new motivation and a new perspective, we hope that you embrace yoga in a whole new way. We also hope that you have improved health on your mind and body as well as an impressive IQ. We hope that you embrace these new qualities to your life.
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