This can be done by anyone of any age and should be done on a daily basis.
With your feet pointing straight ahead, spread them apart about shoulder width. Hold 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. Then breathe out as you stand. The breathing needs to be synchronized with the squats.
Continue this motion repetitively while holding both earlobes for one minute, gradually working up to three and an absolute maximum of five minutes, although three minutes is thought to deliver the maximum benefit.
According to Yale neurobiologist Dr Eugenius Ang, the earlobes 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.
According to Dr Ang, the brain is, in modern terms, lateralised. This is an ideal hemispheric arrangement, which is unusual these days although pricey brain technology CDs attempt to achieve it by producing subliminal sounds to the brain attached to audible sounds through a headset.
The exercise was introduced by pranic healing Master Koa Chok Sui`s book SuperBrain Yoga although it is only one aspect of pranic healing.
Prana is another word for Chi, the subtle life force energy that surrounds and permeates the body.
It also appears that combining a mildly aerobic exercise also helps flood the brain cells with oxygen.
Courtesy of Natural News
First Published March 2010
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