Here is a simple exercise that is being adopted by some teachers across America. They use it to aid their young students to improve their focus and mental agility in the classroom.
This technique is called SuperBrain Yoga and is promoted by the Pranic Healing Centers across the world. It was created by Master Choa Kok Sui and allows you to apply a simple acupressure technique while breathing deeply. Deep breathing allows more oxygen to flow to the brain as well as other parts of the body.
Here is an image of the ear, in relation to acupressure:
It’s pretty simple really. Do it for 15 times a day
I have typed the steps listed on the image for clarity.
- Face the East. (Remove any jewelry on the ear.)
- Connect your tongue to the palate. (This is refered to the internal switch in our bodies to allow energy to flow in an oblong motion through our meridians.)
- Say a prayer (optional)
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Squeeze the right ear lobe with your left thumb and the left index finger.
- Squeeze the left ear lobe with your right thumb with the right index finger.
- The left arm must be inside and the right arm outside. This is the correct arm position.
- When squatting down, inhale simultaneously
- When standing up, exhale simultaneously.
- Repeat steps 8 and 9, 14 times per session (do it once, repeat 14 times. That’s a total of 15 times).
- Release your fingers from your ear lobes
- Say a short prayer of thanksgiving (optional)
If it looks interesting to you, try it for a month and share your observations.
You can also try other resources, such as Theresa Zordan’s Youtube video for a visual on how to do this exercise.