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In ancient India, it was a normal practice to punish academically weak or undisciplined naughty students. In those days, the most common form of punishment was to make the child hold his/her ears with hands crossing each other (left hand holding right ear & right hand holding left ear) and alternate between standing and squatting. It is called “Uthak-Baithak” in Hindi. Over the years Indians have believed that this punishment improved concentration and activated parts of the brain which in turn improved memory, attentiveness and grasping power of students. In the past few decades, several research studies were undertaken by Scientists & Doctors across the world on this method of punishment and the results were amazing. Upon realization of the benefits of this method through research studies on hyperactive children and teens, senile people, autistic people, people with ADD/ADHD, and those with related disabilities. Most of the developed countries have accepted it as an “exercise” recommended by doctors and implemented in schools as well . Interestingly, it has been named “Super Brain Yoga” Yes, that’s the name of this yoga routine that we were asked to do as punishment in our early school days back in India. Hence, this apparently simple method is not just a form of punishment but an exercise with scientific background which was discovered by Indians thousands of years ago and was a part of the tradition in Indian classrooms.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect your child's success at school and their relationships in life.. (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize. ADHD symptoms can appear as early as between the ages of 3 and 6 and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems or missed entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may have a history of poor academic performance, problems at work, or difficult or failed relationships.
Symptoms of ADHD
In ability to complete tasks
A child with ADHD may show interest in lots of different things, but they may have problems finishing them. For example, they may start projects, chores, or homework, but move on to the next thing that catches their interest before finishing.
Self Focussed Behaviour
A common sign of ADHD is an inability to recognize other people's needs and desires. A child with ADHD may interrupt other people when they’re talking. They tend to talk non-stop, blurt out an answer before a question has been completed, finish other people’s sentences, or speak without waiting for a turn in conversation. They have trouble waiting for his or her turn, interrupt or intrude on others in conversations, games, or activities
A child with ADHD may have difficulty keeping emotions in check. They may have outbursts of anger at inappropriate times. Younger children may have temper tantrums.
ADHD affected children often can't sit still. They may try to get up and run around. They fidget, or squirm in their chair when forced to sit. They leave their seats in the classroom or in the office. Run or dash around or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or, in teens and adults, often feel restless. Be unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly. They are constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor”
Lack of focus
A child with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, even when someone is speaking directly to them. They won’t be able to repeat back to you what you just said.
Such children have difficulty following instructions that require planning or executing a plan. This can then lead to careless mistakes, but it doesn’t indicate laziness or a lack of intelligence.
Another sign of ADHD is being quieter and less involved than other kids. A child with ADHD may stare into space, daydream, and ignore what's going on around them.
ADHD is treatable. Super brain Yoga is a simple and effective exercise without any harmful effects.. It benefits them with a focused and sharper mind for a lifetime with an investment of only five minutes per day. For more details and methodology of Super Brain Yoga please refer
ii. SUPERBRAIN YOGA by Master Cho Kok Sui, published by Inner Sciences Studies Publishing foundation India Private Limited