The 3-Minute Super Brain Yoga Exercise Can Boost Mental Clarity and Maximize Mind Power
While memory problems are often associated with aging, statistics show that 14% of young Americans between 18 and 39 years old experience a decline in their brain function. Fortunately, there’s a series of simple exercises called Super Brain Yoga that can help you cope with this problem. It effectively boosts your mental power by balancing both of the hemispheres of your brain and directing energy to your mind.
Bright Side offers you a precise description of a 3-minute Super Brain Yoga session. Are you ready to use this simple exercise in your daily routine to improve your brain efficiency and concentration? Let’s begin!
1. Wake up early and face the right direction.
The best time to practice brain yoga is in the morning, so get up early. Make sure you face the east, exactly where the sun rises. Elderly people should face the north. In order to be sure, get a compass or download a compass application on your smartphone.
2. Remove any jewelry.
Make sure you take off all your jewelry, including wedding rings. Now press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, just behind your teeth. Leave it there throughout the whole exercise session.
3. Stand up straight.
The posture is very important in yoga. Stand up straight with your hands to your side, stabilize your feet. Hold your back straight throughout the whole session.
4. Get the correct hand position.
Lift your left hand, cross your upper body, and place it on the right earlobe. Make sure the thumb is in the front of the ear.
Now lift your right hand, cross your upper body, and grab your left earlobe. Also, make sure your right thumb is in the front of the ear.
You must press both earlobes simultaneously.
5. Start doing squats.
Inhale through your nose and slowly squat down. In order to avoid extra pressure on you knees, make sure your knees don’t pass over the ankles.
Make your way back to standing as you exhale.
Repeat the exercise for about 2-3 minutes. Remember to hold your back straight and your tongue pressed against the roof of your mouth.
6. Repeat the exercise daily.
One of the most important aspects of any exercise is regularity. Start doing this simple exercise every day and you will notice a big difference in your concentration level within a few weeks. You will feel significant changes in your mental abilities within a few months.
7. Involve your kids in the practice!
If you have kids, teach them how to do Super Brain Yoga. These exercises are really simple but it can be your fun daily habit together. After the session, the kids will be more focused and ready to absorb lots of new information.
Have you tried Super Brain Yoga? Or maybe you’re going to start your day tomorrow with a 3-minute session? We can’t wait to hear your experience in the comments below!
Illustrated by Ekaterina Gapanovich for BrightSide.me