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Know about Thoppukarnam, a Super-Brain Yoga Class

It’s a strange sight — a hall full of people, young and old, comically springing up and down on their haunches. Look closer, and their hands are crossed over their chests, fingers clutching the earlobes – not some kind of mass punishment, but a ‘super-brain’ yoga class.

The longstanding punishment for naughty children and a means of showing obeisance to Lord Ganesha, ‘thoppukaranam’ is now packaged as ‘super-brain’ yoga and taught to people who feel their brains needs sharpening. In fact, this form of yoga has also gone abroad, and is taught along with the other asanas at yoga schools.

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