Superbrain YogaThe Smart Way To Become Smart
What would you say if you were told that by doing one simple exercise every day you could improve concentration, reduce stress levels, become more intelligent and creative, and enhance your spiritual development at the same time? What if youwere told that this exercise hardly takes 60 seconds a day?
Does this sound too good to be true? Well, truth can often be stranger than fiction. The truth is that such an exercise does exist, and it is practiced all over the world with consistently incredible results. According to MCKS, “The great Indian rishis have developed a technique to increase the intelligence of people based on the premise and principle of ear acupuncture; unfortunately the proper technique on how to do this exercise has been distorted or lost.” Therefore MCKS distilled the proper yogic technique behind this exercise and introduced Superbrain Yoga in 2005. You may read more about the technique in the book by the same name by MCKS.
Exercise for your Brain
A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons), give or take a few million. The brain is so important to the human species that four weeks after conception, an embryo produces half a million neurons every minute. In fully developed humans, a complex system of 300 million neurons connects the brain’s right and left sides, but they are so minuscule that 30,000 of them can fit on a pinhead. To make the most of one’s brain, it needs to be exercised and nurtured, just like every other muscle of the human body. Synapses – points of the brain connections – have to be created and conserved for the brain to stay alert and healthy throughout adulthood. How can a parent ensure their child’s development is constantly improving during school? What could a parent of a learning disabled child do to help them develop?
One option is Superbrain Yoga. Superbrain Yoga is a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain. It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture. This powerful technique is explained in Master Choa Kok Sui’s book Superbrain Yoga. This exercise takes less than 60 seconds a day to perform.
This exercise offers benefits not just for young students, but also adults seeking brain wellness into their senior years and patients with development challenges and cognitive delays seeking normalcy and cures. Pilot studies on the effects of Superbrain Yoga on school children include children with disabilities such as ADHD/ADD, developmental and cognitive delays, Down syndrome and specific learning disabilities. Children studied showed a significant increase in academic and behavioral performance, greater class participation and improved social skills. In one study, the result of an electroencephalograph showed increased amplitude in the parietooccipital region of the brain following the Superbrain Yoga. This indicates increased brain electrical activity following the exercise. Superbrain Yoga can additionally help keep our brain fit and functional, and how these can help counter the common mental effects of aging, memory loss, as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Science Behind Superbrain Yoga
Dr. Paul Nogier MD, a neurologist, spent 20 years from 1950 to about 1970 doing medical research. He rediscovered that the ears corresponded to the whole body. The ear corresponds to an inverted fetus curled in the womb. The ear lobe corresponds to the head. You may read more about this research in the Handbook to Auriculotherapy (France, 1981).
The correspondence of the ear to the whole body was already recognized by the ancient Chinese acupuncturists and also to the great rishis (teachers) in India, who developed a technique to increase people’s intelligence. Now we know it worked because it was based on the principle of ear acupuncture.
Superbrain Yoga transforms or internally alchemizes the energies from the lower energy centers into higher subtler energies. These energies are then utilized by the upper energy centers. When those centers are highly energized, they energize the brain so it can function with greater efficiency and effectivity.
Superbrain Yoga not only energizes and activates the brain, but also assists in balancing the energies of the heart, throat, ajna, forehead and crown energy centers. (For detailed information on the 11 major energy centers, their location and function please refer to “Miracles Through Pranic Healing” by Master Choa Kok Sui).
This is why some people have also experienced stress reduction by practicing the Superbrain Yoga.
Other benefits noted from the practice of Superbrain Yoga include greater psychological stability and an ability to regulate the sex drive. This is especially helpful for teenagers. Prolonged practice of the Superbrain Yoga can make the practitioner, in general, smarter and more psychologically balanced.
Based on the research of Dr. Joie P. Jones of the Dept. of Radiological Sciences at the University of California, the exercise works using the body’s energy centers which absorb, digest, and distribute energy to different parts of the body. These primary energy centers are actually major acupuncture points. Acupressure energy points for the brain, eyes, forehead, mouth, ovaries, parotid, temples, and testes congregate around the area of the ear affected by pressure from the exercise. In addition, the finger pads used in the exercise stimulate neuropathways into the brain by activating acupuncture points on the earlobes. According to Dr. Jones, after doing the exercise, an EEG scan shows the right and left hemispheres of the brain have synchronized.
Benefits of Superbrain Yoga
There are several benefits of Superbrain Yoga. These include:
- It increases the focus and the power of concentration among children
- Improves emotional intelligence in children
- It serves to pacify and normalize the behaviour patterns of children
- It increases the power of the memory to retain and recall new information
- This has the potential to improve the group dynamics dramatically
According to Master Choa Kok Sui, one can experience illumination much faster if Superbrain Yoga is practiced before the Meditation on Twin Hearts. Hence, it is also an effective way of preparing oneself for an enhanced meditation experience.
To maximize the benefits of this practice, make it a fun daily habit with your child when getting ready for school or even after school when they need a re-charge. For teenagers, the best way is to lead by example and also make the first 30 days a together practice (proven by first-hand experience). You will start to see results in the first three months of daily repetition, and in seven months your child will improve their cognitive abilities (and average in school) by 20–35%, but by that time what once was just an exercise will become a great habit you’ll want to keep all your life – one that will ensure your next generations grow up healthy and smart. You could read some more about what research on Superbrain Yoga has revealed about improvement in academic performance here.
Superbrain Yoga is simple… but it is powerful. Give it a shot to see the benefits of this technique for yourself.