March 18, 2010

Ways To Improve And Enhance Concentration Level

Posted in Category : Yogic Cures for Diseases

Being unable to concentrate can be easy. There is always too much to do and too little time to do it in. however, there is nothing insurmountable about this affliction. Most of the time, it is simply a matter of taking the effort to collect and apply yourself to any one thing or activity. In order to do this, you should have a calm mind and a sense of purpose towards everything you do. Sometimes, this can also become difficult. You should try to improve your concentration by doing Yoga or indulging in meditation. Yoga is an excellent way to gain control over your mind as well as body. It is a slow and deep breathing based effort, which usually takes a lot of concentrated time and effort to master. You should try to find an instructor who is well learned and has been practicing for a long time. This is particularly important, since we do not want to follow the kind of Yoga which is mere physical exercise and expertise. Along with Yoga, there is also a certain amount of meditation that needs to be done, as this is the path to follow for a holistic approach.

In order to meditate the Yogic way, you should concentrate on your breathing. A simple breathing exercise can be followed. Start with sitting in the Yogic lotus position and inhaling deeply. Hold your breath to the count of three and then exhale to the count of three. This completes one breathing cycle. Repeat this as frequently as you can. Remember not to lose track of counting. This is where the powers of concentration come in. you will need to count how many cycles you have managed to complete at one go. To start with, aim for between 20 and 50. If you are a person who finds it difficult to concentrate, you will discover that it is very tough to keep a proper count. Do not be discouraged. Just keep trying and be consistent in your attempts. This is the easiest way to improve your concentration and you will begin to notice an improvement in all the smallest things. Another way to improve powers of concentration is to read books. If you are not habituated to reading, finishing a whole book can take a tremendous amount of mental effort. But you will discover that it is well worth it, as your concentration will improve and you may even enjoy the book!