When most people decide to give yoga a try, they think about the physical benefits they will get. These include flexibility, blood flow, and overall strength. These benefits are well known by those who practice yoga as well as those who do not. However, a new kind of yoga is getting more and more attention as people start seeing the change.
Yoga for the brain, officially known as superbrain yoga, is an odd exercise that has been proven to increase mental focus and concentration. Doctors approve of it, Yale University PhD researchers approve of it, and teachers working with learning disabled kids approve of it. Learning how to do this short exercise is expected to, over time, noticeably increase one’s mental focus. Interested? Let’s look at how it is done.
The Steps for a Fitter Brain
- First of all, stand up and place your right thumb and index finger on your left ear lobe and pinch gently.
- Do the same thing with your left thumb and index finger and your right ear. Your arms should be across your chest.
- Inhale through your nose and squat down.
- After holding this pose for several seconds, stand up while exhaling.
- Perform this activity 15 times once a day. After 3-4 weeks, you will notice impressive improvements to your mental focus.
Scientists have done brain scans before and after this yoga activity is performed, the EKG’s show increased mental alertness. These areas of the brain are keenly aware of stimulus. Brain yoga is just one way you can up your game and perform at your peak, and combining this brain yoga exercise with a healthy diet and appropriate brain supplement could bring about some serious improvements to the way your brain works.