THIS IS the time when students deal with stress and anxiety due to exam pressure and fear. The health of students, in term of mental and physical, are affected due to anxiety and stress caused by exams. According to National Health Service, UK, some common signs of stress and anxiety among students before and during exams can be intense worrying, headaches, stomach pain, getting irritated, low mood, negative thoughts, and many more. High expectations of parents and relatives add to the student's pressure and stress.
However, several experts suggest that yoga can be super beneficial in order to deal with stress during exams. Yoga is a way that teaches you how to communicate with your body and breathe in a way that cures almost all diseases. Therefore, we bring you some easy yoga poses that can help you deal with stress and improve your concentration.
1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
It is a standing pose in modern yoga as exercise, which is suitable for all-level yoga practitioners. It allows proper alignment and muscle engagement. It not only improves posture, and groundedness but also builds stability and confidence. This yoga pose enables you to bring your full awareness to your breathing as you begin to strengthen your nervous system and center your focus.
2. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
Also referred to as corpse pose, Shavasana means posture or pose. It is a relaxing position of the body that is usual for the practice of yoga nidra meditation. Shavasana helps you focus on each part of your body while your mind automatically improves concentration and memory.
3. Bhramari Pranayama
It is also known as Humming bee breath and is known as a calming practice which soothes the nervous system. It is a breathing technique that helps you relax and increase your concentration. It nurtures peace in your being and further results in self-healing.
It is a simple sitting pose which is also known as the Thunderbolt pose or Diamond pose. This pose gives a deep stretch for the quadriceps and tops of the feet and is one of the simplest yoga asanas. It helps stimulates the abdomen to organize and improves the body's ability to produce insulin. It is a great meditation pose which helps calm the mind. It reduces stress and improves all over concentration.
5. Bakasana (Crane Pose)
Also known as the crane pose, it is a balancing pose that is a part of Hatha yoga and modern yoga. This yoga pose strengthens the arms and shoulders with balance. Moreover, it improves coordination with the mind, body, and breath for better balance.
(Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.)