Brain, Focus, Balance

Garudasana –Eagles Pose

  • Category: BrainFocus/Concentration
  • Develops strength in ankles
  • Removes stiffness in shoulders
  • Develops focus and concentration

Ardha Chandrasana

  • Half Moon Pose Category: Brain – Balance/Focus
  • Tones lower region of spine and nerves connected with leg muscles
  • Strengthens the knees
  • Develops balance and focus

Vrksasana – Tree Pose

  • Category: Brain
  • Tones leg muscles (feet, ankles, calves, thighs)
  • Develops balance and focus/concentration


  • Category: Basic Pose, Brain, Stress Relief & Anxiety
  • Tones stomach, liver, spleen, and kidneys
  • Relieves pain and discomfort associated with menstruation
  • Heart rate slows down
  • Good for depression

Prasarita Padatonasana – Wide angle forward fold

  • Category: Brain
  • Quadriceps and adductor muscles tone
  • Blood is made to flow to the trunk and head
  • Heart rate slows down
  • Stretches the hamstrings
  • Stretches and awakens the spine
  • Rejuvenates brain
  • As diaphragm is lifted to chest cavity, rate of heart is slowed down
  • Excellent as an alternative to headstand


  • Category: Stress, Brain
  • External rotation of femurs opens the hips
  • Pose for pranayama and meditation
  • Erect spine keeps mind attentive
  • Good for stiffness in knees and ankles

Natarajasana –Dancers Pose

  • Category: Brain, Get energized
  • Tones and strengthens leg muscles
  • Develops poise and balance
  • Opens shoulders and chest
  • Stimulates the spine

One-Legged Bow from Table – Eka Pada Danurasana

  • Category: Get Energized, Brain
  • Balance required strengthens weaker intricate muscles needed to stabilize
  • Back bend opens the heart center and energizes the body

Padmasana – Lotus Pose

  • Category: Anxiety, joints, brain
  • Opens the hips, stretches hip flexors
  • Orients pelvis and femurs in a strong external rotation
  • Grounding and calming for mind
  • Awakens energy

Adha Mukha Svanasana –Downward Facing Dog Pose

  • Category: Get Energized, Joint Health, Detox, Strength, Brain
  • Energizing and awakening
  • Relieves pain and stiffness, in ankles and heels
  • Opens and activates shoulder joints
  • Stretches the hamstrings
  • Stretches and awakens the spine
  • Rejuvenates brain
  • As diaphragm is lifted to chest cavity, rate of heart is slowed down

Why a grateful heart is good for you

As unlikely as it may sound, when we slow down and take the time to appreciate all the good in our lives — rather than what we are dissatisfied with — a radical change in our physiology occurs. The simple act of gratitude has been scientifically shown to balance our heart rhythms and nervous system, leading to favorable changes in immunity and hormonal equilibrium, as well as increased production of the anti-aging compound DHEA.

Further benefits include a significant reduction in stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. Considering that the damaging effects of stress contribute to a spectrum of illnesses, it’s in our best interest to get help for it.

“Gratitude is a simple and effective practice and the benefits are real and attainable. Many of us know this in our hearts, but now it’s proven by modern science. Gratitude creates a healthier, happier and more fulfilling state of being for anyone who takes a few moments to feel and reflect on it.”

Why Gratitude is so Good for You

Gratitude has the power to free you from old habits of complaints. Gratitude shifts your perspective to positivity and appreciation. You start to see more and more positive things around you. This will uplift you emotionally, physically, and psychologically – even energetically! With that, gratitude turns out to be a mighty healer.

Do the Following 40-Day-Practice

  • For 40 days, write down three things you are gratefull for every day.
  • Share them with a friend or family member and ask them what they are grateful for.
  • See what effect this has on you and your life