5 Super Brain Yoga Exercises to Boost Memory Power

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Yoga asanas keep individuals physically fit and healthy. But have you ever considered your mental health? It is a fact that mental health is also a prerequisite of holistic well-being together with physical healthiness. Let’s find out how yoga can bring upon mental well-being by means of various asanas.     

A healthy and happy morning in terms of health can boost the tempo and energy for the entire day, while an ailing body can dampen the enthusiasm completely. This also acts as a hindrance in our work performances. Yoga is a good way of keeping fit and healthy, but is physical health the only prerequisite for holistic well-being? No! Your mental health also performs a crucial role in your overall happiness and health.

The human brain performs an exceptional role in carrying out our daily responsibilities. Our instant responses, our comprehending power etc., are all related to our brain health. Hence, it is crucial to understand that like all other parts of the body, the brain also needs nourishment regularly. So, the way we keep the body healthy by means of exercise, we also need to keep the brain healthy by means of asanas. There are some yoga asanas which especially help in the better working of the body and mind. Let us talk about such asanas and how to increase brain power with them, in this post.

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Pranayama and Yoga asanas for efficient brain functioning 

If you want to know how to increase memory power, here are 5 brain exercises and pranayama for an efficient brain:

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Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breathing)
  • This asana releases negative emotions such as agitation, frustration, anger and anxiety
  • It improves concentration and memory
  • It builds confidence
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  • This asana stretches the spine and helps relieve stress
  • It relaxes the mind by removing negative emotions like anger and irritability
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  • This asana strengthens and stretches the neck and spine
  • It relaxes the tight muscles
  • It improves the blood circulation to the brain
  • It helps to calm your brain and the nervous system, which in a way reduces anxiety, depression and stress
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
  • This asana regulates and normalises the functioning of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • It also aids in brain nourishment as it helps in sending more blood to the pineal and hypothalamus glands
  • It also helps to improve your cognitive functions
Halasana (Plow Pose)
  • This asana helps in improving the blood flow of the body to the brain
  • It also calms your nervous system
  • It stretches neck and back, thereby reducing fatigue and stress

How to Perform the Super Brain Yoga asanas?

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Stand straight. Keep your arms by your side
  • Now, with your left arm try to hold your right earlobe. Lift the arm gently and hold the earlobe with the help of your index and thumb finger. Your thumb finger should be in the front side of your earlobe
  • Next, slowly lift your right arm. Now with this arm hold your left earlobe. You must note that your right arm should come over the left one
  • Take deep inhalation and slowly squat down to a sitting position
  • Be in this posture for about 2-3 seconds
  • Now, as you rise up, exhale gently
  • This makes it one complete cycle
  • Repeat this cycle about 15 times daily

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Benefits of Super Brain Yoga

There are several benefits of Super Brain Yoga asanas. These asanas activate your earlobe’s acupuncture points and help stimulate your gray matter. Further, the super brain yoga asanas help your brain in various other ways such as:

  • They synchronize the brain’s left and right sides
  • They induce calmness by dispensing energy levels
  • They stimulate thinking capacity
  • They enhance your spiritual energy
  • They also enhance your creativity
  • They develop your cognitive powers
  • They improve concentration and help in strengthening memory
  • They also boost your skills of decision-making
  • They relieve you of stress and other behavioural issues
  • They balance your psychology

These super brain exercises are best for patients with Alzheimer’s, Down’s syndrome, autism, mild depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and so on. The yoga session can be followed up with a guided meditation session.

Enhance brain power with Meditation

As per a study, a meditation program of eight-week can make changes in the brain that can be measured. This is because meditation is linked to more gray matter as well as the thicker cerebral cortex, which are linked to brain parts associated with empathy, memory, stress and self-sense etc. Hence, meditation increases brain power.

Overall, yoga asanas along with super mind exercises and meditation and pranayama stimulates your brain power. So, you should spend some time on these exercises on a daily basis to lead a smarter life.

It is important to note that one should practice yoga under the supervision of a trained yoga teacher. Also, you must note that you cannot substitute yoga for medicines despite the fact that yoga helps in the development of your mind and body.

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FAQs: Benefits of 5 Super Brain Yoga Exercises to Increase Memory Power

Is doing super brain yoga beneficial?

Yes, there are many benefits of doing super brain yoga. If you want to know how to make mind sharp and intelligent, here are the ways to do so:
~ It improves attention span and enhances recall capacity
~ It synchronizes left and right sides of the brain which improve your power of thinking and your creativity
~ It also enhances your concentration while calming the mind too
~ It is also beneficial for senior citizens as they could enhance their memory better, especially for the patients of Alzheimer’s, autism, ADHD, dyslexia, down’s syndrome etc.

When should I do super brain yoga?

Morning hours are the most preferred time to practice yoga. Like other yoga asanas, the super brain yoga is best recommended to practice in the morning time.

What is included in super brain yoga?

Super brain yoga, also known as Dorbi Karnam technique involves breathing techniques, acupressure, as well as sit-ups, squatting etc. The techniques used in super brain yoga impacts on synchronising the brain’s left and right sides, which optimises the energy levels of the brain.

Does yoga increase the GRAY matter of the brain?

Yes, it is quite amazing to note that yoga can increase the GRAY matter of the brain.

Can you stimulate GRAY matter, how?

Yes, you can stimulate Gray matter by regular practice of yoga poses. By holding the pose, by breathing deep in the pose you can bring your breath, mind and body in union. This helps in stimulating the density of gray matter, while activating the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of the brain.

Can I increase brain power with yoga?

Yes, you can increase brain power with yoga as it increases the gray matter.

How regularly does SuperBrain Yoga be performed?

The Super Brain exercises yoga can be practiced to boost the gray matter of the brain and it should be practiced for about 15 times every day.

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