Remember the ‘good’ old Indian school punishments? Holding the earlobes with arms crossed over your chests, bending the knees and then sit and then stand and so on until Masterji (teacher) asks to stop? If you still cannot figure out the punishment just see this picture.
I hope now you remember. Well, this time the topic is just the logic behind this punishment. Ever thought why the traditional Indian school teachers used to give this kind of punishment? I believe, many of the teachers around who give this punishment to their students don’t know the reason behind it. This form of punishment has been in practice in our country since the Gurukul (Ancient schools are called gurukul) time and was given to the students who were weak in studies. These days teachers give this punishment for any mistake which is a different question but originally it was meant for students weak at studies.
Talking about the logic behind this punishment, it is very interesting to know that this particular posture increases the blood flow in the memory cells in brain. It also synchronizes the right and left side of the brain to improve it’s function, promote calmness, stimulates neural pathways via acupressure points in the earlobe, sharpens intelligence. The punishment also helps those with autism, asperger’s syndrome, learning difficulties and behavioral problems. This has been proven scientifically and you can find more about this using our Google uncle in support. So, see how helpful this posture is for everyone. Probably this was the reason why our ancestors developed this punishment for us. In the name of punishment they were actually helping out the weak students.
Probably we forgot this ancient method of increasing memory power but the West is now using is very diligently and they are recommending this posture or exercise to treat many a diseases. In race of reaching, I don’t know where, we are forgetting our own gifts to humanity.
Author: Shitanshu Srivastava
Disclaimer: Not sure if it’s really true. But we believe it’s worth knowing about this just to give you some idea.