Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Yoga Poses to Improve Your Memory
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center always try to help you out with various tips and tricks that can improve your overall health and well-being. Today, we are going to talk about how to increase your brain power with yoga.
Explore the top yoga poses that can actually help you strengthen your memory:
1. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)
This pose boosts the memory power by increasing blood supply to our brain.
• Lie on your back and raise both of your legs together in an upward direction while inhaling.
• Provide support to your back with your hands.
• Hold the position for 2 minutes during the first few practices and then increase the time gradually up to 30 minutes.
2. Knee to Head (Paschimottanasana)
It promotes brain activities significantly.
• Sit straight on the ground by spreading the legs forward and placing the hands by your side.
• Start bending your torso forward while stretching your tailbone slowly.
• Then, extend your hands and touch your toes.
• You may keep your eyes fixed on the floor by leaning forwards a little. Hold the position for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Cobra (Bhujangasana)
The regular practice of this pose can work as a true memory booster.
• Lie on the floor, face down and legs joined together.
• Your palms should rest on the floor right beside your chest while elbows need to be elevated in the upward direction.
• Now, start inhaling while lifting up your chest.
• Move up the head as much as possible by pushing the neck backwards.
• The duration of this pose should be at least 30 seconds.
4. Standing Forward Bend (Padahastasana)
This pose is for increasing brain power. It’s another simple and easy pose that can sharpen your memory skills considerably.
• Stand upright on the ground by putting your hands up beside your ears.
• Bend your torso downwards in such a way that your palms reach your toes gradually.
• Touch your toes with your fingers and hold the position for next 20 to 30 seconds.
Try practicing these tips & techniques at home and see the wonderful difference it leaves behind on your mind, body and soul.
To speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!