Kinesiological Exercises That Will Make Your Brain Work At Full Capacity

Kinesiological exercises are done in a sitting position and are easy to perform. You can even do it while working in your computer. They really work, otherwise, I would have abandoned it a long time ago. They are simple to do and not time-consuming.

These exercises can be performed by both kids and adults.  They stimulate and tone the body, relieve fatigue and heaviness in the head, help your body cope with the stresses of life, sharpen attention and memory, and greatly improve the ability to concentrate on your job.

Kinesiology is the science of developing one’s mental abilities and the attainment of physical health through movement and exercises. It is comprised of a combination of theoretical and practical understanding of naturopathy, physiotherapy, Winter Park acupuncture, chiropractic, Eastern medicine, homeopathy, etc.

Using the techniques of kinesiology, health can be strengthened, basic mental processes (memory, attention, thinking, speech, hearing, imagination, perception) can be optimized, and emotional state can be balanced and stabilized.

How to Start

To release tension, calm the nervous system, focus, and quickly restore emotional balance, you need to sit on a chair, cross your legs, and put the ankle of your left leg to the ankle of your right leg.

Then cross your arms, resting your right wrist on your left wrist, and then connect your fingers in a lock, so that the thumb of your right hand is on top of the thumb of your left hand.

Then turn your hands in front of your chest inside-out interlocked with your fingers pointing upwards. Look right and up, press the tip of your tongue against your upper palate. Then breathe in slowly and exhale while lowering the tip of your tongue.

Sit in this position for 1-5 minutes until you attain a feeling of adequacy.

This technique (you can also perform these exercises lying down) may at first glance seem uncomplicated and simple. According to kinesiologists, this crossing of the arms, legs and fingers involve complex processes that can lead to a balanced function of your motor and sensory centers of your brain. This balance is due to the association of emotions and thinking processes (increased interhemispheric integration), leading to the optimal functioning of the body.

“Mirror Drawing” Exercise

Place a blank sheet of paper and some pencils or crayons on a table. Start drawing simultaneously with both hands mirror-symmetrical numbers, letters, or drawings. You need to relax your hands and eyes when performing this exercise. When the activities of both hemispheres of your brain are synchronized, it significantly increases the effectiveness of your entire brain.

Kinesiology is a fascinating and mysterious science. Most of us perform daily physical routines with our right hand (some with our left hand). What about trying to brush your teeth, comb your hair, pick up certain objects and so on, with your non dominant hand? Studies show that the implementation of common actions using your non dominant hand activates seldom-used and new regions of your brain and helps to develop new connections between brain cells. These exercises are extremely popular with children.

“Ear — Nose” Exercise

Use your left hand to hold the tip of your nose, and hold your left ear with your right hand. Simultaneously release the ear and nose, clap your hands, then change the position of your hands (this time using your right hand to hold the tip of your nose, and holding your right ear with your left hand.

Rocking Exercise

Lie down, raise one of your leg, turn inwards and rock your body back and forth eight times. Repeat this time using your other leg.

Relaxation Exercise

This exercise requires a small ball or round object and is perfect for relaxation after work. You do this lying down, feet parallel to each other, not crossed. Now put the two fingertips of your two hands, as you clasp the ball and place the ball in front of your chest. Your gaze should be directed downward, with the tip of your tongue clamped between the teeth. Stay in this position for a minute or two.

Exercise soothes and relieves muscle nervous tension and harmonizes your mental processes. Kinesiologists claim that it improves the separation and function of the right and left hemispheres of your brain.

Exercise to Correct the “Frontal-Occipital” Lobe of Your Brain

If you experience feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, excitement (or stress) exercising the so-called frontal-occipital region of your brain can relieve those feelings. Put one hand on your forehead and the other hand on your head. Concentrate for a few seconds then take a few deep even breaths and calmly verbally mention your problem since speaking aloud does not work nor just thinking about it.  Do this exercise as long as you want.

Touching your forehead with your hand will help increase blood circulation through the frontal lobes of your brain. In this region of the brain, evaluation, realization, and analysis, of problems occur. The area near your nape is where visual images are perceived that are then stored in your memory. The connection to the palm area stimulates blood circulation. Through deep breathing, the blood receives oxygen, and air is ventilated out of the body carrying with it negative elements. Exercise of the “Frontal-Occipital” Lobe of Your Brain gives the desired result.

Exercise “Analyzer”

To start, sit in front of a table, cross your arms and press your chin to your chest. Feel the stretching of your back muscles while you relax your shoulder girdle. With a deep breath, throw your head back, open your chest and bend your back. Then while exhaling, again relax your back and lower your chin to your chest.

This exercise will help relax your neck muscles and shoulder girdle, increase the amount oxygen in your blood, stimulate the vestibular apparatus, and increase the inflow of cerebrospinal fluid in your central nervous system.

This simple but effective exercise I usually perform while working at my computer. If you do this exercise for 5-10 minutes, its effect decreases, and a feeling of fatigue sets in.  Much better to start “working the head” to improve concentration.

How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?

It was an American osteopath John Upledger, who developed Craniosacral therapy or CST in the 1970s. The theory behind this therapy is deep tension that has accumulated within a person’s body will be freed by manipulating the cranium’s synarthroidal joints and once released, the person should expect improved function of his body, and any pain that he may have will be completely if not substantially relieved.

Since the points of interest are on the top and tail of your spine, it is the central nervous system that benefits most of all. And because the central nervous system is attached to the rest of the body, CST has potentially far-reaching effects on a person’s health, including the prevention and treatment of disease.

The principle behind craniosacral therapy is that the spinal cord, and your brain are made up of three membranous layers. The innermost layer is the pia mater. This is the most fragile layer, which follows the configurations within the spinal cord and brain and carries with it the blood vessels. The arachnoid mater is the middle layer, which is more delicate than the dura mater, which is the outer layer and is water proof and tougher than the two aforementioned layers. In between this three-layered membrane, called the fascia, is the cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions and lubricates the brain and spinal cord.

According to Craniosacral practitioners and therapists, the cerebrospinal fluid has a certain rhythm that rises and falls in pressure and volume, pulsating within a range of six to twelve cycles a minute. The cerebrospinal fluid’s pulse or rhythm is deemed to be the force that moves the bones in your spine and head, influencing your whole body, therefore, making it as crucial as your heart and breathing function. The imbalance in this pulse is believed to cause the restrictions within your body.

Through palpation or light touch, craniosacral therapists and osteopaths are able to eliminate the restrictions in your body, bringing back normal pain free movement, thereby enabling the continuance of the natural rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid.

Some issues that can be resolved using Craniosacral therapy:

  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Tension and stress-related concerns
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint problems
  • Childhood and infant disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Spinal cord and brain issues

In general, craniosacral therapy is administered by qualified and reputable osteopaths. These medical practitioners are extensively trained in CST, as well as in other mobilization techniques that may or may not be required.

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