Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Superbrain Yoga

Super Brain 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.

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.
This has been used on children aged 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

Monday, April 16, 2012

Super Brain Exercise

Here is a Super Brain exercise that I found on the Dr. Oz show. There are so many benefits of doing yoga, but I have just discovered brain yoga that will help your memory and help prevent alzheimers.

Put the thumb in your right hand up at the 12 o'clock and clench the rest of your fingers in the right hand tucked together.

Then clench your left hand together an open your pinky (little Finger) at a 90 degree angle.

Then switch , do that several times and that will get your brain working.

Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain needs stimulation to stay in peak shape. Here are some games to improve your memory. Studies have shown that keeping your brain challenged and engaged can actually help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Enjoy these benefits today with these fun brain games!

Foods that will help prevent Alzheimers

Brain-boosting Foods

Blueberry Concentrate
Blueberries have earned an impressive reputation as a superfood because they are a great source of antioxidants, and they’ve also been proven to enhance memorization skills. A recent study is the first to show a potential benefit of blueberries in improving memory in older adults at risk for dementia. The best way to reap the benefits of blueberries is by using blueberry concentrate. Mix 1 tablespoon with 4-5 ounces of water. One tablespoon of the concentrate is equivalent to one cup of blueberries. Blueberry concentrate costs around $7 and can be found at health food stores or online.

Pumpkin Seed Oil
The high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids found in pumpkin seed oil improves cognitive function and helps prevent memory loss. Pumpkin seed oil is also high in zinc and actually helps your brain form new memories. Add it to salads, grilled vegetables, or pasta. Pumpkin seed oil can be found at grocery stores and online for $10.

Apple Chips
You’ve heard the expression “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and it turns out that apples may just also keep Alzheimer’s at bay too. By fighting the effects of aging on the brain, apple chips are a secret brain-boosting weapon. They help prevent the decline of an essential group of neurotransmitters and protect the brain from diseases like Alzheimer’s. Find apple chips at grocery stores and online for $4.

Brain-boosting Strategies

Remembering Names With Visuals
Spend 5 minutes a day assigning a picture to every name and create a visual. Follow Ron White’s example: “Karen is carrot, and then when I meet Karen, I'm looking for the carrot on her face. “ Doing so will ensure you can always match a name to a face and avoid the embarrassment of forgetting!