Saturday, February 23, 2008

Superbrain Yoga and my mental state

As an elder, I'm a card carrying member of AARP , and I'm a regular reader of the member magazine "AARP The Magazine" (clever name isn't it?). The magazine used to be called "Modern Maturity" and featured advertisements for hearing aids, bunion pads and devices to hoist you out of chair. Now that the boomers have arrived they have articles about sky diving, and visiting foreign lands.

The March/April edition had an article "Get smarter with a simple yoga move" which I wanted to share with the family. I've noticed that I keep getting dumber each year. I misplace my glasses and allow squirrels to outsmart me with bird feeder management. Can a simple yoga movement bring me any relief?

My sister has diagnosed me with Asperger's Syndrome . My sister is not a doctor, but she does read a lot of books about maladies and she's pretty clever about these things. I was pleased to see that "Superbrain Yoga" was being used to treat forms of autism. A quick Google search of "superbrain yoga" found a video demonstrating the technique. I tried it and was easily able to add this blog posting. I even feel smarter. After you view this, grab your ears and start squatting (Exhale coming up). Once a day