both in schools and at home, as a punishment. I would go to school a little late, and we would two kinds of punishments when we missed the very first part of the school, which is Prayer session. 1. Run around the field for two complete rounds 2. perform this sit-ups that we used to call “baski” in kannada.
Well, it was indeed treated as a punishment back then.
(picture source: h t t p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSwhpF9iJSs)
Other instance when we would Perform was before Lord Ganesh as part the prayer – at home and at hindu temples. performing this for 21 times is a general practice. As kids we never knew there was a scientific reason behind such an activity. Although growing up, we learned that there are nerve endpoints in ear lobes that helps triggering the brain activities.
It is now both funny and interesting to see this is being named as “Super Brain Yoga” and would be interesting to learn who is filing a Patent on this discovery!!
I am sure the number “21 times” would also have some scientific significance. A related context i remember is, if a new activity to become a habit, you must continue performing the activity for 21 days. I can relate this 21 times to the “5-minutes-a-day” as the put across in the attached video and it takes aobut 5 minutes to perform this activity 21 times.
Interestingly, wikipedia does not have any entry about this brain yoga yet.