Something to try…for a general tune-up

In the spirit of being the director of your own study-of-one, here’s an experiment for you. This activity takes about 3 minutes and engages parts of your body that improve energy flow and oxygen to the brain. According to Dr. David Jockers, it has dramatically improved the health of many people with ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, depression, brain fog and dementia.

It’s a fast, simple, and drug-free method of improving brain function, according to the doctor interviewed in the following news report.

The next video is Dr. David Jockers demonstrating how to do SuperBrain Yoga. He mentions that a person with limited mobility can make adaptations. They aren’t demonstrated, so here’s his description from near the end of his article. This uses visualization in the same way that high-performance athletes do.

Science shows that visualizing a technique can actually result in positive benefits as if your body physically performed an exercise or experience. …adults with limited abilities to squat should sit in a chair with feet grounded and hands [holding earlobes the same as if standing]. While performing the same breathing patterns, visualize the exercise…

I did this every day for about 3 weeks and didn’t notice cognitive difference, but my knees sure improved, even though they emphasize this is not about exercising muscles. However, in my world, that’s a substantial benefit because I haven’t been able to squat down very far for years. At the 3-week mark, I got a cold, didn’t feel up to doing it,and hadn’t picked it up again. Prompted by writing this post, I did it again and was shocked how much of my knee mobility I’d lost. That’s good enough incentive to keep me going.

So…I’m curious. If you try it, what happened for you?

2 thoughts on “Something to try…for a general tune-up

  1. I am very intrigued by this concept so just tried my first brain yoga session. Fortunately it is quite similar to the movements in my regular chi gong routine so will be easy to make a daily commitment to the exercise. I’m curious to see what happens. And I agree, the squat alone is reason enough to stick with it. There are two other squat movements in my routine and they have made a huge impact on my knee mobility and surrounding muscle strength.
    Thank you Laurana. I will let you know if i get smarter! 😄

    • I think the secret sauce with this movement is crossing the midline of the brain by holding the opposite ears. I’ll be very interested to hear whether or not you notice any brain effects, Susan.

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