I recently stumbled upon an interesting Yoga brain training exercise that according to it’s developer can enhance ones brain function and fitness. It’s called SuperBrain Yoga and is being used by doctors and teachers alike to improve peoples thinking and mental function. Improved grades and increased mental focus among people who practice Superbrain Yoga are being reported, even among those with mental disabilities.

SuperBrain Yoga is essentially a form of acupressure and breathing technique used to balance both hemispheres of the brain and bring energy up to the brain. It was developed by Master Choa Kok Sui who has written a book on the subject. The exercise is easy to learn, takes only a few minutes to do and can be done by almost anyone, anywhere.

According to the book, Superbrain Yoga by Master Chao Kok Sui, a Superbrain Yoga pilot study conducted by doctors in New Jersey with children ages 5-to-9 years of age possessing a variety of neurological disabilities reported the following subjective results:

  • The children are more focused and ready to work.
  • The children are displaying improved emotional states.
  • The child displaying bizarre behaviors appears to have a normal behavior.
  • The memory and retention of new information appears to have improved.
  • The entire dynamic of the class has improved dramatically.

I’ve been practicing Superbrain Yoga myself for awhile now and can report improved mental clarity, focus and a feeling of calmness after each exercise. It’s great to do first thing in the morning or anytime you need a quick boost of energy.

The video below shows people performing the Superbrain Yoga technique and provides some great testimonials.

A few important points to remember when practicing Superbrain Yoga not mentioned in the video are:

  • Connect your tongue to your palate.
  • Face East
  • The left arm must be inside and the right arm must be outside (over the left arm).
  • Inhale while squatting down and exhale while standing up.
  • You thumbs should be touching the front part of your earlobes, index fingers behind the earlobes.
  • Perform the exercise 14-21 times, once or twice a day.

For more detailed information on Superbrain Yoga, you might also want to check out the book titled Superbrain Yoga by clicking here.

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  1. This sounds interesting…i will have to give it a go

  2. Good article, Thanks. my name Philip.

  3. I never understood how people find these goofy little exercises out. My friend was showing me some and I was like, you got to be kidding me! That actually does something?

    I wonder how much of this stuff actually works – or if it is your mind playing tricks on you.

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  4. yup yoga can improve your brain…

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  5. Video was interesting. I’ve never really thought of doing any Yoga, because I’m kinda overweight and Yoga seems pretty hard especially when you can’t even touch your toes.

  6. I’m interesting too,that’s make better and smarter

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  7. thank you for this article

  8. Sounds like a great tool. As I try it out and recommend it to my ADHD clients, I’d like to measure improvements with something more sophisticated than the simple “Mood and Focus” tracker I use for other interventions. In particular, what tools were used to measure memory and retention. It’s a measurement that I know needs much more objectivity than we use for mood and focus.
    Thanks.

  9. This is incredible! It can actually help children succeed. Thanks so much for the post!

  10. Sounds a little bizarre but hey worth a shot. I’ve never heard of yoga being able to improve brain power but it’s definitely great for losing body fat and keeping your health in check. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Yoga has helped my neck pain, I had no clue it could do stuff with brain power!

  12. Very interesting. I’m a little skeptical of it making a child smarter but yoga has definitely been great for increasing my flexibility and stamina.

  13. this is interesting about yoga exercise technique, i will also recommend this to my friend
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  14. Thanks for this video. I visited your site. Its really very interesting. I followed your yoga methods. Now i feel free to manage the problems. I would like to continue this yoga exercise.
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  15. Yoga is like a game of challenge. It requires concentration and stamina. So, it helps your brain unwind and think clearly.

  16. i am currently enrolled in a Yoga class. the health benefits of Yoga on myself is great. I am more relaxed and i can sleep well at night.

  17. Isnt there any easier way to improve my brain power? I think that walk backward like you said in another post is easier, isnt it?

  18. This exercise can really challenge the brain. I find it really hard to do such exercises.

  19. i do Yoga at leat three times a week. It helps me calm down my mind and ease away stress.

  20. Yoga is where it’s at. Some people read a book I prefer yoga.

  21. That is an interesting brain exercise. There are tons of ways in improving our memory. Like eating the right food and exercising our brain. If we use our brains more often, we can actually improve our memory.

  22. this is no a yoga a indian school punesment

  23. i practice Yoga purely for the purpose of reducing stress and it really works. Yoga keeps both of my mind and body relax.

  24. i do Yoga everyday for the purpose of relaxation. Yoga really helps me in getting a very relaxed mind and body.

  25. This simple exercise was practiced by many devotees in Hindu temples for hundreds of years, and also used as a punishment in schools in Asia when kids were disobedient. Maybe the rich cutlures of Asia/South Asian knew somethings -thousands of years before science could quantify-left and right brain synchronization!

  26. Hi,
    Wow something new to learn about yoga everyday. Nice article.
    Cheers,

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  28. yoga is the best way to have good lifestyle healthy body and nice muscles.
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  29. I practice Yoga at home mainly for the purpose of having a relax mind and body. Stress is really high on our workplace and yoga helps me relax.
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  30. I’m not surprised at all that yoga can and does help with brain development. It’s my belief that yoga can provide both mental and physical benefits to anyone who practices it… regardless of their fitness goals.
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  31. I started taking Yoga lessons last month and i am amazed of how it can take away the stress of my mind and body.
    *****

  32. Great stuff, very informative. I am impressed! I hope that your site will be there for a long time.

  33. In hindu temples all over the world , I have seen devotees do this particular exercise in front of Lord Ganesha ,I always wanted to know the significance of this ,in addition to this there are other the devotees expected to do ,to sit down cross legged for few mins at least and pray while keeping your chest straight up, which most people who never tried cannot do ,once you have done no problem ,Now seeing that done in west , in scientific research lab, I can see the benifit of these and fasting days introduced throughout the whole year in the name of some God so that hindu devotees will do it,now i will try this more and the fasting to keep my weight under control

  34. I knew of some purposes you could use Yoga for but like my teacher said: There is something new everyday!

    I think I will have to try that out.

    Although I really do like and practive Yoga, I must confirm Yoga mats opinion that sometimes you are simply fooled by your expectations and / or your body.
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  35. [...] tank,” says Ang. –Janet KinosianNow, here is @Gary_Dashney’s post from The Online Brain Games Blog.  If you click on that link you will get to the video on his blog.Master Choa Kok Sui also has [...]

  36. Sanjeevi @ 2010-03-23 01:56

    It’s a part of Hindu’s prayer, many of the asana’s and Yoga postures were the part of our daily prayer in temples and now it’s proved in western countries that it’s good for health and increase the memory.

    Even in our Indian schools we do it as a part of punishment for weak students to improve the memory capacity.

    Practicing Yoga for more than a year I can realize, doing yoga daily will activate the brain cells and make the dead cells alive, which in turn keep us fresh, young, relaxed and happy.

  37. I was very much aware of the benefits of yoga on the brain but this is taking it to a whole other level. It’s definitely out of my confort zone – but hey, that’s how we learn right?
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  38. My girlfriend has recently started taking yoga classes and she loves it. I will be sure to show her this post because she would be very interested in it.

  39. Yes, Very Good article about Simple Yoga. It is really helpful to sharp our brains. Thanks for the information.

  40. Will have to try this exercise out

  41. The benefits of Yoga, is something unimaginable. Everyone should take advantage of it.

  42. Science has confirmed that your breathing patterns affect both the heart and brain functions. And of course there is a direct correlation between the breath and our own well-being.

  43. I have seen devotees do this particular exercise in front of Lord Ganesha ,I always wanted to know the significance of this ,in addition to this there are other the devotees expected to do ,to sit down cross legged for few mins at least and pray while keeping your chest straight up, which most people who never tried cannot do ,once you have done no problem ,Now seeing that done in west , in scientific research lab, I can see the benifit of these and fasting days introduced throughout the whole year in the name of some God so that hindu devotees will do it,now i will try this more and the fasting to keep my weight under control. Thanks!

  44. Incredible video. I like it

  45. Yoga brings out something different in one’s being. it gives focus, peace of mind. See the power of yoga.

  46. this isamazing topic how to make yoga Exercise Build Your Brain Power. this is very usefull

  47. Super Brain yoga is a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain. It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture.

  48. Well secretly I have been doing Super Brain yoga in my bathroom every morning. I lock the doors upon entering so that my inner being feels safe from judgment and ridicule. It’s the first thing I do every morning right as the sun comes up. I have been consistently doing this for 1 year now and the results have been amazing.

  49. Hi Just thought this super brain yoga seems great. Keep up the good work Interminds events

  50. This is really cool. I will definitely get my nephew to try it out. Hope it works.

  51. Yoga is a wonderful and easy way of keeping your mind, body and soul healthy and fit. Doing Yoga asans regularly keep you in good health and gives peace to the mind.

  52. It is nice to find a site about my interest. My first visit to your site is been a big help. Thank you for the efforts you been putting on making your site such an interesting and informative place to browse through. I’ll be visiting your site again to gather some more valuable information. You truly did a good job.

  53. Khetesh Bhatiya @ 2011-06-10 02:17

    Thanks for the idia for improve my memory

  54. thanks its sounds good? but i havent practice it

  55. This technique was not developed by Choa Kok Sui. The Indian great saints (Rishees) were the ones who developed this.

    May be Choa Kok Sui have researched and documented it. The credit for developing this technique shouldn’t be given to Choa Kok Sui.

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  58. HAI VIEWERS….IM SUMESH….SUPER BRAIN YOGA IS QUITE INTRESTING ONE..IT CAN BE PRACTICIED ALL AGE FROM 6-100 (KIDS TO OLD PEOPLE)…DO THIS EXERCISE FOR ONE MONTH…SURE RESULT…DO AT MORNING…THANK YOU..

  59. Thank you for another fantastic blog. Where else could I get this kind of information written in such an incite full way? I have a project that I am just now working on

  60. I’ve read that this does work. I’ve also read recommendations to try brushing your teeth with your opposite hand etc to mix things up.
    Great post!

  61. Excellent blog.
    The American justice Dept. have recently approved the power of yoga and meditation vide a recent judgement in the American court.” Man Who Slapped Wife Sentenced to Yoga, It’s Anger Management, Says Judge.” First there was house arrest. Now there’s yoga. A judge ordered a man convicted of slapping his wife to take a yoga class as part of his one-year probation. “It’s part of anger management,” County Criminal Court at Law Judge Larry Standley said of the ancient Hindu philosophy of exercise and well-being. “For people who are into it, it really calms them down. ” Standley, a former prosecutor, said the case of James Lee Cross was unique. Cross, a 53-year-old car salesman from Tomball, explained that his wife was struggling with a substance abuse problem and that he struck her on New Year’s Eve during an argument about her drinking. “He was trying to get a hold of her because she has a problem,” Standley said after the court hearing. “I thought this would help him realize that he only has control over himself.” The sentence came as a surprise to Cross, who was told to enroll in a class and report back to Standley on his progress. “I’m not very familiar with it,” Cross said of yoga. “From what I understand, it may help in a couple ways, not only as far as mentally settling, but maybe a little weight loss.” Darla Magee, an instructor at Yoga Body Houston in River Oaks, said she would recommend that Cross take a basic yoga class emphasizing breathing and including a variety of postures — forward bends, back bends and twists. “Yoga can help us to get rid of many emotional issues we might have,” she said. “It’s a spiritual cleanse.” Prosecutor Lincoln Goodwin agreed to a sentence of probation without jail time because Cross had no significant criminal history http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2365341.

  62. Jeyabalan @ 2011-11-22 10:35

    I’m proud to be an indian on seeing this video… because this is one of our way to worship our god lord ganash. This is given by our ancestors but with out knowing its value we used this for worship god. Every children from india taught this by their parents with out knowing this as an brain improving thing. But now culture declining because of western culture intrusion. There so many things like this is that improve our health is taught by our ancestors but we are not understanding this.The indians now a days are all we taught by our grand parents says that these are superstitious beliefs but, all of them are identified by foreign scientists as yoga or habits of life…. Once again proud to be an indian….

  63. Jeyabalan @ 2011-11-22 10:55

    Something to be added to above…Even this is given as punishment to students who didn’t study well or being obediant…This is specially called as ukki(In tamil languge) Stusents will get 100 ukki’s as punishment…

  64. hey really great post thanks for sharing with us I appreciate it

  65. azhagatz @ 2012-01-10 09:25

    its nice and the yoga came from tamil nadu in india

  66. I heard a lot about this brain yoga and they have been proven that it is really working.

  67. This one has got my sight by the quality of the work and for it nice tittle.Thanks for the great sharing with the great clearance.Hope to find some more update here.Keep it up here.

  68. nonsense, better if u had shown some graphics related to this yoga….
    just unable to understand???????

  69. Yoga exercise are really important to build up your brain.Thanks for sharing such important topic with us.Hope this article will help to make our brain sound.

  70. Yes, this technique clears energy blockages as opposed to making you brighter. It really is the natural state of ones energy system that determines how well you function.

    This method does not make you any better than simply jumping up and down or sprinting for few minutes.

    A persons energy system is brought to a state of more equilibrium.

    Energy blockages create all sorts of ailments in a person. It does not matter what age you’re at.

  71. Nice idea to share.Yoga is real help to enrich your brain power.Thanks for your superb sharing.I have started yoga and felling better.

  72. It is not much help taking all time traditional medicine. I am tried of it now. I heard about Yoga mental refreshment course and mind power increasing practice in the city. Read your blog and learned much more than I thought.

  73. This is awesome work throughout.No one can ignore the hard work require to create such kind of stuff.Thanks for the informative sharing and hope many more are yet to come.

  74. I found your website perfect for my needs. It contains wonderful and helpful posts. I have read most of them and got a lot from them.

  75. Nice information, thanks a lot to your author. It truly is incomprehensible in my experience now but in general, the usefulness and significance has my head spinning. Thanks again and good luck!

  76. As you can understand, this exercise, called “Super Brain Yoga” by the Americans, is nothing but the simple “Thoppukaranam”, the reverential practice done by Hindus in front of Lord Ganesha’s temple.

    As per the medical research and subsequent report, doing these special kind of situps while holding the opposite earlobes help stimulate brain power and remember things better.

    Hindus have been doing “Super Brain Yoga” for ages in front of temples devoted to Lord Ganesha. In fact, I have observed that while crossing a Ganesha temple on road, most people stop, take off their footwear, perform “Thoppukaranam”, and then resume their journey. Lord Ganesha is associated with Knowledge/Memory, a point which is now proved by this research.

    But what is saddening is that many of our traditions are being copyrighted by the western world, and the latest point in this case is “Thoppukaranam” being copyrighted as “Super Brain Yoga”…

  77. Thanks for sharing nice information with us. i like your post and all you share with us is update and quite informative,thanks for sharing…………

  78. Yoga is very helpful for the growth of brain.I always practice yoga for betterment of my health.it help me feel relaxed.

  79. This is superb work.No one can Ignore that Yoga is helpful for the brain.Wanna say This is impressing work.If some means of yoga is shared here then it would be more sensible.

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  82. indranil @ 2012-05-02 17:32

    superbrain yoga wasnt discovered by chao kok sui. it had been to us indians for centuries…its called ganesh pranam. a ritual performed in front of lord ganesha.god of wisdom

  83. I cannot squat down
    I am a right leg amputee
    Is there an alternate exercise I can do with the same benefits
    Thank you
    Tony

  84. ambika prasad @ 2012-05-11 02:56

    this is good exercise ..

  85. Kevin alson @ 2012-05-21 06:11

    I am pretty sure people who doesn’t know much about the yoga specialty not gonna believe that what is actually happening with it in the field of diseases prevention.I watch the Yoga video services in the Youtube to find the regular Yoga practice the common one is derived by you here.

  86. I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN !!

  87. These kind of posts are always inspiring and I prefer to read quality articles, and i am very happy to find many good points here in the post, writing is simply great, thank you for the post.

  88. Saravanan @ 2012-06-17 07:19

    In India this is a custom we follow to worship the Hindu god Ganesha!!

  89. I should give yoga a try.

  90. Actually I’m looking for something like this, I’ll try, thanks!

  91. Dear Readers,

    This man who developed is just copied it from hindus way of workship.
    We have the elephant head god Ganesha, for him its the way of praying. Its practiced for centuries in india every day for God Ganesha.

    To the Inventer: Please touch your heart and accept you have simply copied this. You have not invented anything new.

    thanks

  92. I’ve been practicing Superbrain Yoga myself for awhile now and can report improved mental clarity, focus and a feeling of calmness after each exercise. It’s great to do first thing in the morning or anytime you need a quick boost of energy.

  93. I was thinking to have yoga too. This would be a good idea to release all the stress and the toxic in my body. I would love to have this next weekend.

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  96. It’s a one type of punishment in Indian school.

  97. I’ve been doing this , and yes I see benefits but at the same time I got huge headache after doing them.

  98. i like this blog!thank u!!

  99. TEse sit up’s were used to be given out as punishments when I was a kid. Never knew it to be that helpful.

  100. You always provide nice blogs and i hope it will help me in future…I also share this blog with my friends too..
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  102. random dude / not spam @ 2012-10-10 20:38

    If I had find this post as the first thing I saw on this blog, I think I probably would have just ignored it as some woo blog, except if my eyes were catched by something more credible on the links on the side first. Things like that undermine the credibility, it’s like “astrology for better brains” or something.

  103. I visit your article every sector is very clear and great information..

  104. I am surely going to try this superbrainyoga

  105. abhishek @ 2013-01-06 08:29

    The information you give is not correct it was not developed by Master Chao Kok Sui it is originally from South India known as Thompu Karanam Google about it

  106. Interesting, I had never before heard of this type of Yoga. What I do know is that my LSAT students perform much better when they incorporate some sort of physical and mental training into their LSAT prep.

    In fact, I often suggest that students who are stuck on a tough concept take a day off and do stretching, Pilates, and yoga. Many are too stressed to take my advice and instead spend their time studying and frustrating themselves. Others take time for themselves and their body, and magically the tough concepts start making sense. In fact, some students even report understanding the concept during their exercise.

    Anyway, thanks for this information. Regards.

  107. I see everyone is excited to learn about Super Brain Yoga. It sure would be great to have more feedback from those who have used it for a reasonable amount of time so we could see what results they got

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