The human brain is amazing – even so more sophisticated than any existing computer – that it gives people powerful potential (from The existence of God is self evident). A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells, give or take a few million. A brain cell is technically called a neuron, and a neuron is so miniscule that 30,000 of them fit on a pinhead. The brain is so important to the species that four weeks after conception, an embryo that will become a baby produces half a million neurons every minute. A complex system of 300 million neurons connects the brain’s right and left sides. Each person’s 100 billion neurons has about 20,000 very important connecting branches called dendrites. There are said to be more possible connections in the human brain than the number of atoms in the entire universe! But to make the most of one’s brain, it needs to be exercised and nurtured like every other part of the human system. Synapses – points of brain connections – have to be created and conserved for the brain to stay alert and healthy throughout adulthood.
The founder of the Pranic Healing movement, Choa Kok Sui (honored as Master or teacher by Pranic Healers worldwide), has gifted readers with a book to optimize brain wellness: Superbrain Yoga. The focus is on one easy exercise designed to help students improve their grades. But typical of Master Choa (MCKS), the simple solution offers complex benefits not just for students but adults seeking brain wellness into their senior years, and patients with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, and other developmental challenges and cognitive delays seeking normalcy and cures.
Some Indian friends remember the recommended SuperBrain Yoga squat as a punishment for poor answers and misbehavior in elementary school. It would take Master Choa to deconstruct and analyze scientifically and clairvoyantly what really occurs when doing the yogic exercise… what healing occurs and why. The squat requires squeezing one’s earlobes with thumb and forefinger in proper position. Getting the position mixed up decreases energy. So reading the book and having it around is useful. The exercise allows the body’s energy centers to “absorb, digest and distribute prana to the different parts of the body.” (p. 11) Acupressure energy points for the brain, eyes, forehead, mouth, ovary, parotid, temple, and testes congregate around the area of the ear affected by pressure from the exercise. In addition the fingerpads used in the exercise have acupressure energy points for the brain as well as pineal and pituitary glands. Acupuncturists, auriculotherapists, reflexologists and zone therapists heal by working on acupressure or meridian energy enhanced. Once the energy gets up to the forehead and crown chakras, “it is transformed into subtle pranic energy,
which is utilized by the brain for its proper functioning,” writes MCKS (p 52).
Educators recognize that students learn best when they are relaxed not anxious, and when they have a fair degree of selfconfidence coupled with full attention or focus.
Master Choa Kok Sui adds: “Other benefits from the practice of Superbrain Yoga are greater psychological stability and also greater ability to regulate the sex drive especially for teenagers” (p 52). After performing the simple, yogic exercise, he explains that one’s “energy centers and aura are brighter. Prolonged practice of the Superbrain Yoga makes the practitioner, in general, smarter and more psychologically balanced.”