By Paul Fassa / Source: Natural News
An unusual exercise to improve mental health
and acuity has been going viral on the
internet lately. It was featured in a Los
Angeles CBS News report that has an MD, a Yale
neurobiologist, an occupational therapist,
educators, and parents endorsing it.
It is a simple routine, and it has created
positive results for learning disabled and
autistic children as well as older Alzheimer's
And it's useful for any kind of brain fog or
dullness, even emotional instability. It can
improve memory and focus, and it's even made
some a little smarter. It seems to work for
everyone regardless of mental condition.
How to Do This Simple
your feet pointing straight ahead, spread them
apart about shoulder width. Grab your right
earlobe with the thumb and finger of your left
Cross over your left arm and do the same
using your right hand on the left earlobe.
Then squat as fully as you can, breathing in.
That's a little counter intuitive, but that's
what you do. Breathe in as you squat.
Then breathe out as you stand. So the
breathing needs to be synchronized with the
squats. Continue this motion repetitively
while holding both earlobes for three minutes.
That may be too much at first, so start with
one minute. One can go up to five minutes, but
three is good enough. This can be done by
anyone at any age and should be done on a
daily basis until the fog lifts!
How It Works
Los Angeles physician Dr. Eric Robins says
that the brain cells and neurons are energized
with this simple exercise. He prescribes it to
his patients and has had excellent results.
One example of his is a youngster doing poorly
in school. After being introduced to the
exercise, that child went on to become an A
According to Yale neurobiologist Dr. Eugenius
Ang, the earlobes grabbed are acupuncture
points that stimulate neural pathways in the
brain. The brain's hemispheres are in opposite
sides of the earlobes. Using opposite hands
for pinching the earlobes may have something
to do with the way our subtle energies are
Ang showed that the results from EEG
(electroencephalography) readings after doing
this exercise indicate the right and left
hemispheres of the brain had become
synchronized. EEG readings measure the neuron
firings in the brain via electrodes on the
scalp, and are used to determine brain wave
normalcies and abnormalities.
As Dr. Ang states, "... in modern terms, the
brain is actually lateralized. This is an
ideal hemispheric arrangement, which is
unusual these days. It is something that
pricey brain technology CDs attempt to do by
producing subliminal sounds to the brain
attached to audible sounds through a headset.
Dr. Ang also does this exercise daily.
How It Started
The exercise was introduced by pranic healing
Master Koa Chok Sui's book SuperBrain Yoga and
taught by him personally on lecture tours. Of
course, there are many other aspects of pranic
healing that Master Sui taught.
Prana is another word for Chi, the subtle life
force energy that surrounds and permeates the
body. It is the stuff of acupuncture and Qi
In addition to the subtle energy
aspects of prana or Chi, it seems that
combining a mildly aerobic exercise also helps
flood the brain cells with oxygen.
At any rate, it's an easy and inexpensive way
to improve memory, mental clarity and focus,
as well as assist those with debilitating