Enhancing Concentration and Efficiency: 5 Easy Yoga To Swear By

If you are having trouble concentrating or unable to achieve efficiency, here are five exercises to the rescue.

Sushmita Sharma
Written by: Sushmita SharmaUpdated at: May 22, 2023 20:49 IST
Enhancing Concentration and Efficiency: 5 Easy Yoga To Swear By

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Do you find trouble focusing on things or are unable to achieve efficiency at work? In a world filled with distractions and constant demands for our attention, it's no wonder our minds often feel scattered and unfocused. But fear not! These simple yoga poses can help sharpen your concentration, boost mental clarity, and improve overall efficiency. 

We spoke to Parameshwari Raghavan, Yoga Practitioner, Instructor and Meditation Coach, who listed five easy exercise poses that can be incorporated into your daily routine to sharpen your focus and increase productivity.

5 Exercises To Build Focus And Increase Efficiency

1. Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Raghavan said that this simple pose helps improve posture and promote a sense of calmness, setting the foundation for enhanced concentration.

Step 1: Find a comfortable place and stand firm by keeping your feet hip-width apart. 

Step 2: Ground yourself by pressing evenly through all four corners of your feet. 

Step 3: Lengthen your spine, relax your shoulders, and let your arms hang naturally by your sides. 

Step 4:Take slow, deep breaths, and focus on your breath flowing in and out. 

2. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

This pose not only strengthens your legs and improves balance but also helps in focused attention, helping to sharpen the concentration and mental clarity.

Step 1: Shift your weight onto one leg and gently lift the other foot, placing it on the inner thigh or calf of the standing leg.

Step 2: Bring your hands together at your heart centre, finding balance and stability.

Step 3: Fix your gaze on a focal point in front of you, and engage your core for added stability. 

3. Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Raghavan added that the chair pose strengthens the legs, stimulates the abdominal muscles, and encourages mental focus and discipline.

Step 1: Raise your arms overhead and keep your feet hip-width apart. 

Step 2: Bend your knees, as if sitting back in an imaginary chair, while keeping your spine straight. 

Step 3: Engage your core and lengthen your tailbone towards the floor. 

Step 4: Maintain the pose for several breaths while focusing on your alignment and stability. 

4. Corpse Pose (Savasana)

By consciously letting go and surrendering to the present moment, the corpse pose can improve mental clarity, reduce stress, and enhance overall efficiency.

Step 1: Lie down on your back, arms resting by your sides, and legs comfortably separated. 

Step 2: Close your eyes and consciously release any tension in your body.

Step 3: Allow your breath to become natural and observe the sensations in your body and mind. 

5. Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)

This pose strengthens the legs, improves balance, and cultivates mental stamina and concentration.

Step 1: Step your feet wide apart, with one foot facing forward and the other foot turned slightly inwards. 

Step 2: Extend your arms parallel to the floor, with your gaze over the front fingertips. 

Step 3: Sink into a lunge, ensuring your front knee aligns with your ankle. 

Step 4: Find stability and focus on your breath as you hold the pose. 


You should perform these exercises with mindfulness and awareness, allowing yourself to fully engage in each pose. If you suffer from any injury or persistent ache, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare expert to avoid complications.