The ever-popular up and down squats punishment given to Ghanaian students at primary school level has been found to hold good health benefits, especially with regards to improvement of the human brain.
According to Dr. Joie P. Jones of the Department of Radiological Sciences at the University of California, the popular Ghanaian punishment, known as "mi toe wa minuu nii", to wit, I am stubborn and I don't listen to advice, is actually a good exercise that revamps the brain.
Practitioners of this exercise, known as Superbrain Yoga or the Calisthenics of the Brain, stand to have their brain powers improved greatly if they can routinely do it for three minutes.
The brain, just like any other part of the body, needs regular exercise to remain sharp. The Superbrain Yoga actually keeps the synapses of the brain in check throughout adulthood.
The study shows that people who are seeking to recover from various forms of brain disorders really need this form of exercise to speed up their brain recovery.
Patients with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, or other development challenges and cognitive delays seeking normalcy and cures are advised to regularly engage in his type of exercise.
It might be seen as just an up and down squat, but it actually is a good remedy for brain power improvement.
Dr. Jones explains that this exercise stimulates neuropathways into the brain by activating acupuncture points on the earlobes, which in turn leads to the synchronization of the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
According to him, a prolonged practice of the Superbrain Yoga gives the individual much more psychological balance, as well as increasing their smartness levels.
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Well, if you did not know that this type of Ghanaian punishment is actually good for the brain, now you have all the information about its benefits.
Watch how it's done below: