India, the land of billion yogi's is rich in Spiritual and ancient science. Our Spiritual identity reflects in our tradition and culture of our country."India will be the Guru of the world" so said Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo in the early decades of the 20th century. That was the time when India was totally subjugated to the British and nobody could dare to think of Indias superiority in any field. Even after 40 years of Independence, many Indians continued to think of India in inferior terms. That situation has changed and now India is emerging as a knowledge power.
Thoppukaranam is a traditional practice in Indian Schools, accepted from Gurukula system of education to make the child sit and stand catching both the ears with hands crossing each other symbolising punishment for lethargy, laziness and not memorizing or grasping and to improve brain power etc. Though it has degenerated into a punishment, the reason for giving such punishments were exactly to improve the brain power of the child. Most people do it infront of idol of Ganesha. There it is more than improving the brain power, it is a request to enlighten. Science only reinvents.
A simple devotional action performed by Hindus in front of Lord Ganesha or Ganapathi from time immemorial is now being researched and enthusiastically promoted and registered in the West as Super Brain Yoga.
There are many ways to boost the brain power through yoga and other techniques like ears piercing which can stimulate pituitary gland.
Knowledge of the ancient Indian mystics and the seen is the great message of Ganapathi "Ga" means Buddhi (intelligence). 'Na' means Vijnaana (wisdom). 'Pathi'means master. So, Ganapathi is the master of all knowledge, intelligence and wisdom. There is also another significant meaning for the word, that He is the Leader of all the Ganaas who are celestial. He is also called Vinaayaka, which term means that he is one who has no master above Him. He is the Supreme master. He is beyond the mindless stare. One who has stilled the mind cannot have any master.
As per the medical research and subsequent report, doing these special kind of situps while holding the opposite earlobes help stimulate brain power and remember things better.
Dr. Eric Robins, a medical doctor in Los Angeles, calls it “a fast, simple, drug-free method of increasing mental energy” and prescribes it for his patients. He speaks of one student who raised his grades from C’s to A’s in the space of one semester.
Denise Peak, a high-school teacher of students with learning disabilities, including autism and Aspergers Syndrome, has had very encouraging results. She says, “I think this might be the key to help unlock these children.”
Occupational therapist Raina Koturba says the effect on one autistic seven-year-old boy was immediate and dramatic. Before learning the exercise, the boy had frequent episodes of violence, including kicking, biting, punching, and head-butting; “but since he started the exercise, he has not had one outburst.”
Yale neurobiology researcher Dr. Eugenius Yang, Jr. says the practice stimulates neural pathways in the brain by activating acupuncture points on the earlobes–and synchronizes the right and left hemispheres of the brain, as demonstrated by EEG (electroencephalograph) scans. “I do it every day,” he said.