Super Brain Yoga, and a few simple "brainy" practices
Improving respiration, blood circulation, body alignment - and capacity for focus and learning.



We've all heard that "All work and no play makes ___ a dull person." Most companies are OK with employees taking short breaks for rest and to clear their head. However, generally companies leave it to employees to choose how to use those rest breaks. Most companies do not offer guidance to employees on how to use the break/rest time for optimal rest and better productivity. Whereas some Asian companies, especially in Japan, China, Taiwan offer guided sessions of exercise to boost energy.


Evidence from Japan suggests that periodic breaks for exercise at work improved employee health, morale, sense of camaraderie/community, productivity, and even reduced on-the-job physical accident rates. In Japan, a radio station – Radio Taiso – plays music to exercise to, along with instructions for simple, low-impact exercises to be performed in groups. Now some Western companies e.g. Google are adopting such practices. Such practices WILL improve focus & learning - significantly.


A select set of ancient Indo-Oriental health practices will be taught to employees. Among them: Super Brain Yoga, breathing exercises, finger exercises, etc. ( , first few minutes of ). The practices may be done standing or seated, in small spaces like a cubicle. Periodic announcements on factory floors, on-screen prompts for desk workers will drive a culture shift towards guided brain practices, while respecting people's free will.

How would you stage or advertise your hack?

"Super Brain Yoga" sounds nice, while "Neurobics" encompasses the practices of regulated breathing, squatting, finger movement, eye resting, brief meditation, etc. (Re eye rest, 20/20/20 rule ). Company culture or preference will decide how it is pitched to employees.

This set of practices is a quick, inexpensive hack. Main investment for them is learning time. Corporate organizations shall demonstrate the practices to all employees, encourage them to practice in groups at such demonstration meetings. Thereafter, team leaders can encourage their teams to perform these practices together from time to time, to ensure that people get comfortable doing it on their own time during their breaks. Timer/reminder software on computers can also remind about the practices. That is, instead of using breaks to catch up with social media feeds, a cigarette, or keep sitting on the computer, people will improve their brains - and their learning.

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