The health benefits of superbrain yoga

A child is born with about 100 billion brain cells. By the fourth week after conception, the embryo is producing roughly 500,000 neurons every minute, according to Collective Evolution. While the brain is designed with the potential for greatness, not using it or failing to understand how to increase brain power can put you at a distinct disadvantage. That's where Superbrain Yoga comes in.
What is Superbrain Yoga?
The Superbrain Yoga website reports that this practice is "a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain." The technique was introduced in the book "Superbrain Yoga," written by Master Choa Kok Sui.
This method has been used on young school children, including those who suffer from disabilities like ADHD, Down syndrome and cognitive delays. According to the Superbrain Yoga site, research indicates that this practice increases electrical brain activity.
How do you do it?
If you want to try Superbrain Yoga, follow these steps, according to Collective Evolution.
1. Face east. If you are elderly, turn toward the north.
2. Remove all jewelry and touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Make sure to keep your tongue in place throughout the entire exercise.
3. Cross your left hand over your upper body and grab your right earlobe with your left thumb and forefinger. Your thumb should be on the front of your ear.
4. Keeping your left arm in place, do the same thing with your right hand, reaching across your body to grasp your left earlobe. Your left arm should be closest to your chest.
5. Breathe in slowly through your nose, and squat to the ground.
6. Exhale through your nose as you resume the standing position.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 fourteen times. Your tongue should stay on the roof of your mouth and fingers should remain grasping your earlobes the entire time.
What are the health benefits?
Practitioners of Superbrain Yoga claim that by utilizing all of the specialized pressure points in your body, energy is transformed. The practice of Superbrain Yoga is said to reduce stress and increase brain power. In addition, practitioners of this form of yoga claim it can help teenagers control their sex drive.
Other considerations
Some people believe that this practice is a hoax. The NeuroLogica Blog claims, "The fact that some people feel energized after doing the technique or observe improvements in their students, is known to be worthless as evidence without proper blinding and controls. Subjective outcomes like that are susceptible to a placebo effect, observation and reporting bias."
This practice is still being studied, but many people claim to have seen significant benefits from consistently practicing this exercise. One professional who claimed to see benefits is middle school teacher Kim Siar, who said, "The results once again demonstrated an increase in academic performance as well as an improvement in behaviors.... The students succeeded both academically and behaviorally by the end of the year, with a deep appreciation for the inner shift that they had experienced during that school year," according to Superbrain Yoga.
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