The word comes from the Sanskrit words 'thorpi' meaning 'holding by hands' and 'karnam' means 'ears'. With usage it has become 'Thoppukarnam'. It helps with neurological issues so it is also known as 'brain yoga'.
Activates the brain
Brings balance between left and right brain
Enhances thinking capacity, concentration, memory
Releases tension and brings ease
Benefits for adults with Alzhiemers
Beneficial for children especially those with diabetes like autism, dyslexia, ADD