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 smart, more intelligent and creative; and even 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.
In the Indian tradition Lord Ganesh is revered as the remover of obstacles. He is supposed to be super intelligent and super powerful which enables him to remove obstacles. In India the Ganesh Exercise is considered to be an old Hindu practice to become intelligent and even a punishment for misbehaving children in the classroom. But does this method make us more intelligent?
According to Master Choa Kok Sui, “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 the Ganesh Exercise and introduced Superbrain Yoga in 2005.
You may read more about this technique in Master Choa Kok Sui’s book titled Superbrain Yoga.
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 (or chakras) 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 effectiveness.
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 The Ancient Art and Science of Pranic Healing by Master Choa Kok Sui). When energies from the basic energy center and sex energy center move up to the heart energy center, they are transformed into inner peace. When the energies go up to the throat energy center and the ajna energy center, they are transformed into greater intelligence and creativity. When they go up to the forehead energy center and crown energy center, they are transformed into a higher degree of spirituality. The lower energies are transformed into subtle energy, which is utilized by the brain to enhance its proper functioning. 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 Late 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
In the USA pilots have been conducted using Superbrain Yoga. A pilot study of two classes tottaling thirty-six students served as the experimental group while sixteen served as the control group. These students performed the exercise regularly. In that year, 83% of the students in the experimental group improved their standardized tests scores using the GatesMacGinitie Reading Inventory as a measurement tool. The average percentage point change in scores was 24 points for the experimental group. For example, students once scoring 64% on tests were now scoring 88%. In the control group, only 50% of the students improved their test scores with an average percentage change of 14 points. In another pilot 36 students performing Master Choa Kok Sui’s Superbrain Yoga were compared to a control group of 36 students. Once again, the data reflects that students performing Master Choa Kok Sui’s Superbrain Yoga perform better academically and behaviourally. In this year the experimental group increased test scores by 25% while the experimental group only increased by 15%. t was also determined through the scientific evaluation of Dr. Eugenius Ang, Jr. (Ph. D Post-doctoral fellow in the department of Neurobiology at Yale University School of Medicine) and Dr. Glenn Joseph Mendoza, (M.D., M.P.H. Practicing Physician and Director of the Neonatology and Neurodevelopment program in Upper State New York and Associate Professor, Clinical Paediatrics at the New York Medical College), that the quality of the experiment has a p value of .0001 which supports that the data collected is statistically and scientifically strong thereby proving the Superbrain Yoga is capable of improving intelligence levels.
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.
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.
Superbrain Yoga is simple… but it is powerful. Give it a shot to see the benefits of this technique for yourself.