Sunday, 10 September 2017

How to do brain gym exercises?

Brain Gym uses simple motor movements to enhance whole brain learning abilities.Brain Gym can do everything from speeding up your reading to boosting self-esteem.  It can improve your eyesight and even increase your creativity.   It gives you a cutting edge both in the office and in your personal life, improving communication skills, helping you make better decisions and even giving you a boost when you’re facing rejection or disappointment.

This is done in 4 basic steps

1. Hydrate yourself
The very first activity is drinking water, a "positive", drinking water is part of their 'positive category'

2. Wake up the brain with the Brain buttons
Rest one hand over your navel.
With the thumb and fingers of the other hand, feel for the two hollow areas under the collarbone, about one inch out from the centre of the chest.  Rub these areas vigorously for 30 seconds to one minutes, as you look from left to right.

This stimulates the carotid arteries which supply freshly oxygenated blood to the brain.  They help re-establish directional messages from parts of the body to the brain, improving reading, writing, speaking and the ability to follow directions.

3. Cross Crawl - the brain gym motor movements
It is basically connecting any part of your right arm with any part of your left leg and visa versa. There are many ways to do this, tai chi style where it's all 'flowy-like' or you can just go through it, there is even a version where you can behind you like this. You really want to cross over the midline. This is important because it stimulates your spine by engaging the cross crawl reflex. If you stimulate your spine you will stimulate your brain.

Do check this video to perfect this practice...

4. Whole brain posture or Crook's Hook Up
This is an interesting thing which you can do to reduce anxiety while seated or standing. This involves crossing over your hands and feet. o know how exactly to do it see this video...

This shouldn't take you more than 1 minute to 2 minutes. It's a great way to help you transition mentally between projects, activities, and your day-to-day life.Apart from these - taking a shower, drinking a fresh fruit juice, taking a walk out on green grass, sniffing lavender or vanilla or staring at something yellow are all instant stress busting ideas.

There is a logic behind why these activities are so useful. See the video when you have time to understand its logic...

This video by my Bruce Lipton gives a complete understanding of the benefits of the brain gym exercises.

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