Get Creative, Get Fit: Yoga to Boost Creativity

On the 21st of June, the world commemorated two activities that have been enriching the quality of life since their discovery – the creation of music and Yoga. Both activities have been around for ages and both have a kind of therapeutic effect on the practitioner/listener. Good music instantly puts us in a better mood while Yoga calms the mind, improves health and thereby makes us healthier and happier individuals. It’s only fair then to have a day dedicated to both these activities, so that people are reminded about the benefits we derive from them and thus, the need to frequently do both – practice Yoga and play/listen to music. Setting up a good playlist is easy, but finding the right asanas to practice can be a little tricky. Since we’re all about the arts and creativity, here are a couple of asanas that are said to boost creativity. Practice these asanas to get those bright ideas whizzing around in the upper story!

Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Difficulty Level: Easy

A child’s world is always full of wonder. Their imaginations are fertile and when left on their own, they create dragons and aliens and elaborate tea parties in their heads. As we grow up, there’s so much that’s added to our plates that we rarely get time to think up these fantasies any more. This asana gives you a chance to once again retreat into a world of calm where you can focus on your breathing and thoughts. It also helps you stretch your back so that you feel relaxed and capable of thinking creatively.

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Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

Difficulty Level: Medium

Balance is important in life, for only then will your mind be able to think calmly and creatively. This asana requires for your body to maintain perfect balance for only then will you be able to hold the pose. It also strengths and stretches your muscles, making your body strong and flexible. The asana opens the hip and chest regions, which are believed to be centres of creativity.

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Shirshasana (Headstand)

Difficulty Level: Advanced

We are able to think creatively when we begin to see things from a different perspective. The Shirshasana teaches us this in a beautiful way. Not only does it show us the world from a different angle, it also makes us focus on our balance and breathing. Plus, by holding your body headfirst, blood and oxygen rush to the brain, revitalizing brain cells.

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Well, what are you waiting for? Start practicing these asanas now to experience a surge in your creativity levels!