SQUEEZING THE EARS IN GANESHA WORSHIP
(DISCOURSE BY N.R. SRINIVASAN--JULY 2011)
Religious Hindus pay their obeisance to one of their deities by standing before the deity with legs crossed and hands also crossed along the breast, with their fingers squeezing the air lobes. In this posture one has to sit down touching the floor and then get up and repeat this exercise as many times as one has vowed to do. This exercise is not easy. It purifies vital plexus which tunes the psychic power of the worshipper. Though many make fun of this practice there are medical studies made in U.K. which show health benefits.
Squeezing the ear could be useful in treating heart problems according to an Indian Medical Team, working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in London. The simple procedure of squeezing the ear produces a temporary effect on heart dynamics, causing a small reduction in pulse rate, a profound drop in the amplitude of the pulse and a drop in the peak and mean flow velocity.
Orthodox Hindus tie around their ear tightly their holy thread worn in the fashion of a garland. According to Dr. Saxena working at Queen Elizabeth's Children Hospital, London, the act of tying the thread on the ear enhances spasmodic movements of the intestines enabling easy and complete evacuation of fecal matter. At the same time the bladder evacuates the urine completely without hindrance.
In the opinion of Ayurveda, Indian Medicine, the nerves around the right ear are linked with muscles controlling evacuation of the bladder and those on the left are linked with anus. Orthodox Hindus tie their long holy thread worn in the form of garland around their neck round their right ear when passing urine and when passing stools on the left side. These keep one free of diseases like excessive urination, diabetes, piles, fistula and other ailments pertaining to passing urine and stools.
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Thoppukaranam or Super Brain Yoga and the Vedas
Posted by Mathomathis | Dec 25, 2015
The movement begins from a standing position. Weights are often used, either in the hand or as a bar braced across the trapezius muscle or rear deltoid muscle in the upper back.
What is a Squat?
In strength training and fitness, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps (vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and rectus femoris), hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body.
Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, as well as developing core strength. Isometrically, the lower back, the upper back, the abdominals, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles, and the shoulders and arms are all essential to the exercise and thus are trained when squatting with the proper form.
The squat is one of the three lifts in the strength sport of powerlifting, together with deadlifts and bench press.
And the following topic of discussion will be discussed as per the author (Dr. Paul Nogier MD, a neurologist, who has spent 20 years from 1950 to about 1970 doing medical research.) research on the following concept of Super Brain Yoga.
Author indeed rediscovered that the ears correspond to the whole body. The ear corresponds to an inverted fetus curled in the womb. The ear lobe corresponds to the head [ref: Nogier, Dr. Paul M. F., Handbook to Auriculotherapy, (France, 1981)].
The correspondence of the ear to the whole body was already recognized by the ancient Chinese acupuncturists and also to the great rishis (teachers) in India, who developed a technique to increase people’s intelligence. Now we know it worked because it was based on the principle of ear acupuncture.
Well there is a tradition in Vedantist that, when we visit any temple, most of them hold their ears through their hands in a cross section manner. In the sense, a left hand been positioned to the right ear and the right hand to the left ear and squat 9/11/21 times or even more as a part of offering their namaskara in front of the deity. Now for most of them who see that as a part of mediocrity, well we have an explanation scientifically as per the author’s research on it.
The Energy Body
Clairvoyants, with the use of their psychic faculties, have observed that the physical body is surrounded and interpenetrated by a luminous energy body, which resembles the visible physical body.
Clairvoyants call this the etheric double or etheric body. The “energy body” as they called it was first photographed by Russian scientists Semyon Davidovich Kirlian and his wife in 1939. With the aid of Kirlian photography, they observed, studied and photographed small bioplasmic articles* like the “light” or bioplasmic energy of the fingers, leaves, etc.
It is through this energy body that prana or vital life energy is absorbed and distributed throughout the whole physical body [ref: Master Choa Kok Sui, Miracles Through Pranic Healing, (Phil, 1987), 5]
Prana or ki is the life energy which nourishes the whole physical body. The visible physical body is molded after the energy body. They are so closely related that what affects one affects the other.
Without life energy, the body will die. If the energy body is depleted or congested, the physical body gets sick. When the physical body is healed, the corresponding energy body also gets healed.
This may manifest gradually or may happen almost instantaneously if there are no interfering factors. The energy body, through energy centers (also known as chakras) , controls and is responsible for the proper functioning of the whole physical body including its different organs and parts.
Major energy centers are actually major acupuncture points. Energy centers are very important parts of the energy body.
Based on the research of Dr. Joie P. Jones, Dept. of Radiological Sciences, University of California in Irvine, California: The acupuncture points are made up of 2 parts: an upper part and a lower part.
These 2 parts are constantly moving in opposite directions. When the upper part is moving clockwise, the lower part is moving counter clockwise. This motion alternates from clockwise to counterclockwise.
Dr. Jones calls this the “twisting motion” of the acupuncture point. The major acupuncture points in the Indian tradition are called chakras which means whirling energy centers.
The major energy centers or chakras are just like power stations that supply life energy to major and vital organs of the visible physical body. They are responsible for the proper functioning of the whole physical body as well as its different parts and organs.
A lot of ailments are caused partially by the malfunctioning of the energy centers. Some energy centers are sites or centers for psychic faculties. When activation of certain energy centers occurs, they can even result in the development of certain psychic faculties.
The energy centers may be understood more easily as energy transformers. When energies from the lower energy centers move upward into the higher energy centers, they are transformed into other forms of energies of a much higher frequency. When higher forms of energies from the upper energy centers move down into the lower energy centers, they are transformed into other forms of energies with a much lower frequency.
How to Energize and Activate the Brain
The physical body is a very complicated subtle electronic equipment. When a proper energy wiring connection is made, it produces the right results. When the connection is wrong, expected results are not achieved.
The right ear lobe corresponds to the left brain. The left ear lobe corresponds to the right brain.
When the right ear lobe is gently squeezed with the left thumb and left index finger with the thumb outside, it produces the necessary energy connection. This connection causes the left brain and pituitary gland to become energized and activated.
Similarly, when the left ear lobe is gently squeezed with the right thumb and right index finger with the thumb outside, it produces the necessary energy connection, which causes the right brain and pineal gland to become energized and activated.
For energizing and activating the Left Brain and the Right Brain, the left arm must be inside, while the right arm must be outside.
The correct arm position is important for energizing and activating the brain.
Supe-rbrain Yoga transforms or internally alchemizes the energies from the lower energy centers into higher subtler energies. These energies are then utilized by the upper energy centers. When those centers are highly energized, they energize the brain so it can function with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Supeirbrain Yoga not only energizes and activates the brain, but also assists in balancing the energies of the heart, throat, Ajna, forehead and crown energy centers. When energies from the basic energy center and sex energy center move up to the heart energy center, they are transformed into inner peace.
When the energies go up to the throat energy center and the Ajna energy center, they are transformed into greater intelligence and creativity. When they go up to the forehead energy center and crown energy center, they are transformed into a higher degree of spirituality. The lower energies are transformed into subtle energy, which is utilized by the brain to enhance its proper functioning.