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Balance Brain Function Exercise

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ironlifter76, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. ironlifter76

    ironlifter76 Registered Member

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    Have seen some threads about subliminal CD's to help with brain function and ran across this. Thot you might enjoy it...just started it today and will keep you informed as to how and if it works for me. Let me know what you think.
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    ironlifter76:coffee:


    (NaturalNews) 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 (source below) 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 victims.

    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 Exercise

    With your feet pointing straight ahead, spread them apart about shoulder width. Grab your right earlobe with the thumb and finger of your left hand. 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 student.

    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 arranged.

    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 (Chi) Gong. 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 mental disorders. There are those who call it quackery. But you`d be smart to do it daily!

    Sources for more information:

    Main Source page with CBS News video (Click - See how it is done here)
    Really Long Link

    EEG details
    Really Long Link

    Site for Master Koa Chok Sui
    http://www.superbrainyoga.org/

    A bit about neural pathways
    Really Long Link
     
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  2. ironlifter76

    ironlifter76 Registered Member

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    Morning everyone(my apologies if it's not morning where you are),

    Update from yesterday: I did the suggested exercise but in a different way from what is suggested by the Dr. Every hour for 5 hrs. I did 20 push ups immediately followed by the squat exercise. I used the correct form but did 40 of the squats, which took about 2 mins. each time. Now for those of you that are thinking this isn't much in the way of exercise let me say that I'm working my way back into shape since I turn 64 tomorrow. And I'm finding that as we age exercising can become somewhat more difficult. Anyway, sorry for the sidetrack...I did find that I had a feeling of optimism after the first set of exercises and it continued thruout the day. And I felt more balanced in my thinking...if that makes any sense. Also, my memory seemed to be a little clearer. So, that's the first day...I'll keep you informed as I go along.

    I would say that if you can find 3-5 minutes in your day...give it a try. What have you got to lose? 3-5 minutes, maybe. And maybe gain something for your efforts.

    Regards,
    ironlifter76:coffee:
     
  3. Hoops4me

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    I will give it a try. I suffer from chronic vertigo and brain fog is one of the side effects. I certainly won't hurt to do. You are right about the first time after one minute my legs were burning. Thanks
     
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    Interesting - any exercise is good when you sit at a PC all day and if it lifts the brain fog too, well thats a bonus :)

    Oh and happy Birthday for tomorrow :beer:
     
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  5. ironlifter76

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    Hoops4me,

    That's the attitude...just keep after it.You know, even if it would turn out to be a placebo effect(and I don't think that it is)and it helps, that's still a good thing. So, congratulations for taking that step. And let me know how and if it works for you.

    And barca, thanks for the reply.

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  6. ironlifter76

    ironlifter76 Registered Member

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    Hoops,
    Wanted to mention that if you follow the breathing suggestion I think you'll find it somewhat easier to do...especially if you get into a rhythm with it. Concentrate on your breathing in time with the squats and focus on that and I believe it will help. Then your time should increase. Just finished up the second day of it and found the same things occurred as yesterday. I just feel better after finishing a 3 minute round.

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    That's weird that you posted this. I saw this like a week or 2 ago but I had just seen a diagram/picture of the exercise & I didnt realize there were Yale studies behind this. I will check out the link when I get a chance. So its weird because I was just trying to find it again today, but couldnt. When I saw this, it said that it was "energy yoga" though. Interesting that it says that it's more for mental clarity and acuity ect...

    The pic that I saw portraying this exercise said that It DOES MATTER which arm is against your chest. If I remember correctly it was the left arm that was supposed against the chest.

    Thanks for sharing this. Dont know if everyone here knows this but you are supposed to get up and move like every 30 min if you work a computer or desk ect.
    This would be perfect for that.
     
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  8. ironlifter76

    ironlifter76 Registered Member

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    KBC-12,

    Thanks for adding info...so, what you saw said that the arm against the chest can make a difference. Interesting. If you happen to run across it again, please post the site. I'd love to get a look at it.

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    Found it.

    "The left arm must be inside and the right arm outside that is the correct arm position."

    apparently it makes a difference, although I have to admit I cant think of why at the moment.

    I just googled the SByoga in images for the diagram..
     
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    Quick update...after some 2 weeks of this I find that it truly works for me. I feel much better after just one set of the exercise and at this point that's all I do each day. Had some family issues that created some conflict within the family but this helped dissipate the problem so that it didn't seem as bad. Anyway, I know not everything works for everybody but give it a try and see how you feel after you finish.

    And "Hoops4me" if you're still working at it drop a line here or shoot me a pm and let me know how you're doing.

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    ironlifter76:coffee:
     
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    reminds me of that exercise from the nineties that had people humming and rolling their eyes to cure panic attacks.
     
  12. ironlifter76

    ironlifter76 Registered Member

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    Hey Scarlet,

    Did that one work...kinda' curious about it? Or are you being facetious? Not quite sure.

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    ok, i am going to try it. i get constant brain fog. will post my results
     
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    Sounds like something that can be added to mindfulness or walking meditation. Interesting that there's some explorative science behind it.
     
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