Dhyana Yoga or Meditation Yoga is the Yoga for increasing concentration. The word ‘Dhyana’ is derived from the word ‘Dhyai’ which is a Sanskrit word and means ‘to think of’. Meditation is practiced to keep your mind off the surrounding and focus on the spiritual aspect of life. These Dhyana Asanas have immense benefit. They provide muscular strength and increase the energy level. It boosts the capacity of your brain and gives you a feeling of happiness, peace, content and sound sleep. Meditation gives you calmness and serenity. It also treats your anxiety attacks. Here are top 10 Dhyana yoga poses:
Top 10 Dhyana Yoga Poses:
This is also called the Siddhasana. This is called the best pose in among the 84 lakh yoga poses. For this sit on the floor with legs stretched. Fold the left leg parallel to floor and bring the heel to perineum. Now fold the right leg in the same manner and let the heel rest against the area of pubic bone. Let both the knees and your left heel touch the floor. Place both hands over both knees and touch the index finger with thumb tip. Close your eyes and meditate.
This is also named the Padmasana. For Padmasana sit on the floor with your legs stretched. Fold your right leg and bring it close to you and put your right heel on your left thigh. Then fold your left leg and place the left heel on the right thigh. Place your arms on the knees with palm facing upwards. You are all set in Padmasana for meditation.
It is also called the Muktasana because it is easier to practice than Siddhasana and Padmasana both. Sit on the floor with legs stretched. Bend the left leg and bring the heel close to genitals. Now fold the right leg and place the heel on the left leg’s calf. Stretch your hands over your knees with palm facing upwards.
This pose is also called the Swastikasana. Sit on the floor with legs a little wide apart. Fold your left leg and place the heel so that it touches the inner side of right thigh. Now bend the right leg and place the heel between the thigh and calf of left leg. Place both hands on respective knees, touch the index finger with tip of thumb and meditate.
This is also called the Sukhasana because it is easiest of all the postures. Sit on the floor and fold your legs as you casually do when sitting on the floor. Place your arms on the knees with palm open and facing upwards. Relax and begin meditating.
This is also named the Bhujangasana. For practicing this lie down on the floor on stomach. Keep your legs together or one foot apart if you have backache. Put your palms on the floor beside your shoulder. Rest the head on the ground. Inhale and raise your body till the navel region and try to see the roof. Hold this position for 10-60 seconds and keep the breathing steady.
Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique
Sit comfortably and keep your spine erect and legs folded. Place your left arm on your respective knee, facing upward and thumb tip touching the tip of index finger. Bring your right hand near your face, your index finger and middle finger between eyebrows, your thumb on right nostril and ring finger and little finger on your left nostril. Press your thumb down on your right nostril and breathe out from your right nostril. Then breathe in again with your left nostril, press the ring finger and little fingers down on the nostril and lift the thumb a little from right nostril and breathe out slowly from your right nostril. Then breathe in again from your right nostril and repeat the process with your left nostril. Repeat the rounds.
Bellows Breath Posture
Sit in either padmasana or Vajrasana. Put your palms on your knees. Relax and breathe in until your lungs feel full. Then exhale with great force making hissing sound. Repeat the process few times.
Bee Breathing Technique
It is also called bee breathing technique. Sit straight, close your eyes and put thumbs in to respective ears. Place your index finger above eyebrows and rest of the finger lightly over your eyes. breathe in and while you breathe pout make a humming sound.
For this meditation posture, lie down on the floor on your back. Keep your legs stretched and arms stretched on the side close to your body. Leave your body loose. Close your eyes breathe steadily and concentrate on your breathing.