Train your Brain

Diwali celebrations continue even though there isn't much going on today. Chaklis and orange burfi are long gone! I guess I had better rectify the situation soon. So while I am cooking, watch this video on Superbrain Yoga®.


If you grew up in India, it might seem more than a little familiar - it is the exercise of situps usually dispensed as punishment. If you didn't know why before, now you do! Here are some step by step instructions for the exercise. Apparently it awakens the kundalini shakti and energizes our brain through ear acupuncture and is considered to improve concentration. Researchers say that its benefits go beyond that and are using it to help those with learning disabilities. It's drug-free - it can't hurt!

Anyone willing to try this for a couple of months on a daily basis? I think I might!


4 comments:

Hello said...

OH I actually remember doing this utthak bethak when I got in trouble during PT class (PE) . ha !

Manisha said...

Why, Hello there! ;-) That's exactly what I was talking about! They used it to try to get us to focus and concentrate! Interesting, ya?

maybelle's mom said...

my grandfather did this everyday. i think i am going to try it.

Purnima said...

Punishment packaged as exercise? Wow..our ancestors surely built up a treasure of exercises wt deep meaning..am awed for the reasons given! Tks Manisha ..too useful..m fwding this to many of my frnds! My kids surely will get punished..oopps..this exercise daily!