Written in 2005, Master Choa Kok Sui who is an international lecturer and founder of pranic healing and arhatic yoga. He developed the Super Brain yoga book: “SuperBrain Yoga can be a part of an effective routine to help people with Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, Learning Difficulties, Alzheimers and Poor Memory and Retention.” The book itself is expensive and difficult to find, ranging anywhere from 60-100 dollars depending on the condition. There are reviews on Amazon about how this has “reversed” their anxiety and their doctors were amazed. It can be practiced at any time of the day and it’s suitable for all ages and activity levels. Check this YouTube video out from testimonies from doctors and teachers on the news.
How Do You Do It?
According to Yoga Practice, it’s a very easy thing to do!
Here is how you do it according to their website:
1. Stand up straight and face the sunrise.
It is best to do Super Brain Yoga in the morning. It is also preferable that you face the sun.
2. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
Keep it directly behind your teeth. It should feel like you are about to make a “la” sound.
3. Move your left hand across your upper body.
Reach for your right earlobe with your thumb and forefinger. Be sure to keep your thumb in front.
4. Move your right hand across your upper body.
And reach for your left earlobe. Again, keep your thumb in front of your forefinger.
5. Gently press against your earlobes.
Take stock of this position. Make sure your left arm is close to your chest. It should be tucked inside your right arm.
6. Deeply inhale through your nose.
Move towards the ground in a squat position.
7. Hold your breath for a beat or two.
Move back to your standing position. Then exhale.
8. Repeat this process 15 to 21 times.
Assess your position every so often. Continue holding your earlobes. Make sure your tongue is still touching the roof of your mouth.
Allow your concentration to increase. Stress will start to melt away. And you will notice a shift in energy within the next few weeks.
You can practice Super Brain Yoga at any time of the day.
But it is best to complete it in the morning if possible. That way, the effects of your practice will last throughout the day.”
Does it Work?
According to the Art of Living, “A 2011 study by Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) substantiated this. Meditation is associated with a thicker cerebral cortex and more gray matter. These are the parts of the brain linked to memory, attention span, decision-making, and learning. Thus, meditation is a means to increase brain power.” Since Brain Power Yoga is closely affiliated with meditation, chakras, and so on—the studies concur that this actually benefits your brain. The reason why this works is because of acupuncture due to the pressure on your ear lobes. There are still studies to be done and the book is no longer being published. However, should we be integrating this into classrooms and prescribing it like the doctor was in the YouTube videos? Yoga in general has proven to be highly beneficial to us already and have stated it in a previous article. Are you willing to give this a try?