Super Brain Yoga (THE exercise for brain power!)

Super Brain Yoga (THE exercise for brain power!)


Agatha: Hey guys, it’s Agatha here. And this week I have a quick one but a good
one. If you knew that there was one exercise and
just one exercise that you could do and under one minute that would improve your mental
capacity, your mental focus, your alertness, and in kids has been shown to improve behavioral
issues, learning difficulties, and some claim even make you smarter, won’t you want to do
it? Well, I have one for you right now. It is called Super Brain Yoga. Some people like to call it Super Brain Squat. I’m going to break it down for you and explain
the benefits of each part of this exercise and we’re going to do it together. Agatha: First part of the exercise, we are
going to take the left ear lobe with your right hand. So make sure that you have no earrings there
’cause that will interfere with the effectiveness of the exercise. And then we’re going to cross over the body
and take a hold of the right ear with the left hand. So this first place pattern here, holding
on to the ear lobes, we are stimulating neuro pathways in the brain. Crossing over the body like this is what activates
and gets the left and the right hemispheres of the brain to wake up and start coordinating
with each other. Agatha: Next step, you’re going to press up
onto the roof of your mouth with your tongue. What this does is it automatically turns on
the multifidi, which are the muscles that stabilize all along the spine. At the same time, what’s going to end up happening
is we’re creating length and better posture to get that pathway from the brain all the
way down the spine, to open up and communicate a little bit better with the rest of you. When we’re sitting down for long periods of
time, the net positions that we’re in are less than optimal. So what ends up happening is that we cut off
circulation to the brain. Part of the effectiveness of this exercise
is that it’s increasing that circulation to the brain. Agatha: Okay, so we’ve done this part of it,
we’ve stuck the tongue to the roof of the mouth, and then we’re going to go into squats. You want to stand with your legs hip width
apart, and you’re going to squat down. So pressing the sit bones back as if you’re
about to sit on a chair, and then up again. And what happens when we go into a squatting
position, we are activating all the major muscles of the body. So your quads, your glutes, your hip flexors,
and all of that turning on is getting you just primed for action. The blood starts circulating through the body,
even more your heart starts pumping a little bit harder. And that circulation is just flowing beautifully
throughout the body. Agatha: The breathing pattern is we’re going
to inhale on the way down, and then exhale on the way up. Inhale on the way down. Exhale all the way up. We cross right hand to the left ear, left
hand to the right, press the tongue to the roof of the mouth, inhale to squat down, exhale
to come up. Inhale to go down, exhale to come up. Really eight to 10 laps, that’s all you need. Maybe two to three times a day, any of those
moments that you feel you could really use a boost. And my challenge to you is to try this out,
try it for a week, and then post in the comments below and let me know does that do anything
for you? Did it change? Did you feel an energy boost? Did you feel your mental alertness change? I would love to hear more about it. So don’t forget to post below. Agatha: If you like it hit the like button. Don’t forget to subscribe and hit that little
bell, and I’ll catch you guys next week. Take care, bye-bye.