As the bar exam draws closer, most people feel stressed, worried, or apprehensive. But for some people, these feelings are in overdrive. If you find yourself catastrophizing the outcome of the exam, getting distracted while studying, sleeping poorly, thinking you’ll never be prepared and never pass, or feeling physically ill from worry, you are likely experiencing test anxiety. [Read more…] about Test Anxiety and the Bar Exam: How Should You Handle It?
Now that there is just over a month before the bar exam, you’ve likely increased the amount of time you spend studying. Hopefully since practicing the poses from part II of this series, you have seen your ability to concentrate and memorize information increase exponentially. But all that extra time spent sitting at a desk or on the couch hunched over your books and practice questions takes a toll on your body. [Read more…] about Passing the Bar Exam One Asana At a Time Part III: Poses to Counteract Sitting and Poor Posture While Studying
In Part One, we talked about yoga and the benefits it can have for those studying for the bar exam. Today, we will show you the poses that will increase your ability to concentrate.
Studying for the bar requires focusing on complex material for long periods at a time. It’s a marathon for your brain, and yoga just might be the perfect way to cross-train. While practicing yoga overall helps with blood flow and oxygenation, both of which improve brain function, there are specific poses which help develop your ability to concentrate. You can always attend yoga classes, but you can also practice at home if you are short on time or want to hone in on one specific goal with yoga. If you want to boost your concentration skills, or if you’re having a day when you just can’t seem to focus, try these poses for 5-10 breaths each and tackle your MBE questions with renewed confidence! [Read more…] about Passing the Bar Exam One Asana at a Time Part II: Poses to Increase your Ability to Concentrate
As you settle in to a summer of studying for the bar exam, patting yourself on the back for setting up your bar prep course and making a foolproof schedule to ensure you will master every topic, there may be one crucial study tool you left off of your otherwise meticulous plans. [Read more…] about Passing the Bar Exam One Asana At a Time: Part One