Super Brain Yoga

A tool to improve your life

Yoga as we know has been around for many thousands of years but it's only in the past couple of years that this exercise has come to wider public notice. In fact this idea of super brain yoga is finding its place in classrooms, medical and rehabilitation centres all over the world. It is a practical application to help people with learning difficulties and for those who want to succeed in life.

We often think of our brain as being two hemispheres and that we either use more the left left or the right. What super brain yoga does is harmonise both sides of the brain so that they work together in harmony.

The exercise is simple, here's how:

  1. Remove your watch and any jewellery.
  2. Stand with your feet comfortably apart.
  3. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
  4. Stretch your left arm away and then grasp your right ear lobe with your thumb to the outside and your fingers behind the lobe.
  5. Repeat with your right arm and grasp the left ear in the same manner.
  6. Bend your knees and squat down as far as comfortable as you breathe in, then stand up as you breathe out.
  7. Continue this exercise up to about three minutes. If you are in a hurry, one minute may suffice and some practitioners recommend five minutes but it's best not to overdo it.

For anyone who has never exercised, this activity may pose a few problems that will be soon overcome with regular practice.

  • Breathe through your nose as normal, not through your mouth.
  • If you have difficulty crossing the arms to hold your ears, lift your elbows higher.
  • If you have difficulty squatting, ladies can possibly wear high heeled shoes or like men, place an equally fixed book or block of wood under each heel.
  • If your thigh muscles begin to burn with discomfort from the squatting up and down, stop when it becomes uncomfortable and if you maintain a regular practice, those muscles will soon become accustomed to the activity.
  • If you are short of breath, make the squatting action faster.
  • Regular practice of other Yoga Exercises will add to the benefits achieved by super brain yoga alone.

2 comments to Super Brain Yoga

  • My class (six 6th graders and one 8th grader) has been doing Super brain yoga since September. The students love it. On mornings that I forget, they remind me that we need to do it. On mornings that we run out of time and don’t get it done, they are disappointed. We were doing it first thing in the morning before breakfast and breakfast seemed calmer and the students were less likely to forget what =o get when they went through the lunch line. Now we do it right after breakfast, before they change classes for academic subjects. They seem more focused and alert during their academic classes. It is also helping them learn left and right. All my students actively participate in SBY and really seem to enjoy it. I like it because they seem more alert, more focused, and more engaged in learning. And it’s FUN!

  • cary

    Hey this really works and everyone I know’s doing ti 🙂

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