By Jane Barthelemy.
I finally made videos of my favorite brain balancing exercises. These ancient Qigong movements stimulate body intelligence, expand intuition, improve your memory, keep your brain flexible, and make you happier and any age! If you can do them, you’re already on a fast track to harmonized health and perfect brain-body coordination. If not, you’ll find them challenging and fun to master. Even better, they’re FREE!
What Do These Brilliant People Have in Common?
Think of the smartest people in history. Perhaps some of these names come to mind: Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare, Marie Curie, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, or Nikola Tesla. What qualities do these people have in common? They all had a high level of mental skill to hold and process enormous detail with incredible focus, determination, and precision- left brain characteristics. They ALSO had the ability to see the greater meaning, understand the big picture, and intuit the best direction to bring their work to success – right brain characteristics.
Successful People Have Balanced Left and Right Brains!
Yes, the smartest people all have qualities of balanced brain hemispheres. The left and right halves of the brain process information in different ways. The left side processes detail. The right side sees the whole picture. We need both sides to even think a single thought, to walk across the street, let alone write a symphony.
Who Needs Brain Balancing?
Would you like to improve your intuitive abilities, sharpen your problem-solving skills and avoid Alzheimer’s disease? Would you like to learn how to overcome the discomfort of electro-magnetic overstimulation and brain fog? How about become a better dancer, play a musical instrument, or learn a new language quickly? Brain balancing techniques are designed to integrate the left and right hemispheres of the brain, with the left and right sides of the body, which sharpens your mind for all activities. Brain balancing can help adults at every age stimulate integrated brain function, prevent or slow the progress of Alzheimer’s, heal brain trauma, resolve neurological disorders, or recuperate from a stroke. Many parents find brain balancing can help children resolve learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, ADHD, and improve academic performance.
Everybody can benefit from brain integration
If your mind tends to be linear left-brain oriented, brain balancing can help you stimulate your right brain to become more spontaneous and artistic. If you are of an artistic intuitive nature but have trouble focusing on detailed tasks, brain balancing can help you activate the left brain to organize your thoughts and make better decisions.
What Are the Two Sides of the Brain?
The human brain has two separate halves, the left and right hemispheres, connected by a band of nerves known as the corpus callosum. That’s Latin for “tough body”, because these nerves are thick and tough. The Corpus Callosum (CC) is a wide, flat bundle of nerve fibers about 5-inches long near the center of the brain. The CC connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain, carrying information between the left to right sides of the body and the brain. How important is that? Well, balanced brain hemispheres are necessary for a true perception of reality and for good physical coordination.
How Do the Brain Hemispheres Work?
The two sides of your brain process information differently. The left hemisphere is responsible for interpreting perceptions in a linear, logical way. It sees the distinct parts, and it likes to analyze the specifics. The right hemisphere is responsible for the “big picture”, beauty, emotions, and creativity. It is holistic, and sees everything as connected. In order to function effectively in the world, we must be able to see the specific parts, as well as how they are connected holistically. If either of these sides are lacking, perception and performance will suffer.
Some people have a dominant left brain – they tend to be analytical, good in languages or math and less intuitive or emotionally connected. Other people tend to use the right side of the brain more, which gives them a holistic overview of things, creativity and rich emotions, and fewer analytical skills. However the most successful people have balanced use of both left and right hemispheres. They can process details, numbers, and languages equally well as they see the deeper significance and grasp the big picture. That’s true intelligence.
Qigong Balances Yin and Yang in the Brain and Body
Ancient Chinese wisdom tells us that Yin and Yang, the two universal qualities, must always be in balance. Just as the Yang needs the Yin, the Yin requires the Yang to be complete. Chinese medicine holds that the left side of the brain is Yang, or masculine in nature. The right side of the brain is Yin, or more feminine.
In Chinese medicine, the left side of the body is considered feminine, and the right side masculine. Ancient practices such as Qigong and Tai chi were designed to balance the brain and body to synchronize the Yin and Yang qualities, to keep them in balance.
Qigong Brain Balancing was developed by the ancient Chinese masters to improve health and cultivate martial art skills in defensive training and war. They understood that it is essential to balance the body and brain diagonally. The left brain connects to the right body. The right brain connects to the left body.
The left side of the diagram above shows a body of a woman with the head of a man. On the right is the body of a man with the head of a woman. We all possess both Yin and Yang. While the diagram is an exaggeration, it illustrates how your brain and body function diagonally across the body to stay in balance.
The Corpus Callosum is a band of nerves (orange), key integrator of the brain and body, the essential bridge between Yin and Yang. It connects the left brain to the right body, and the right brain to the left body.
What Cultivates a Balanced Brain?
Activities that promote brain balance include Qigong, Taichi, Yoga, meditation, walking, listening or moving to music, learning to play a musical instrument, sports, creating art or appreciating it, socializing with others, walking in Nature, creative writing, etc.
Brain Balancing Resets Your Brain, Protects You from Electromagnetic Overstimulation
Wireless technology such as cell phones, microwaves computers, and TV’s have a detrimental effect on the brain. They also can damage the body on a cellular and DNA level causing disease and accelerated aging. Young people with developing nervous systems are particularly at risk.
Are You “Switched”?
Sometimes wireless technology or too much left-brain activity can disconnect or “switch” the brain. This means your right hemisphere and frontal lobes may be suppressed and disconnected. These are centers for intuitive abilities, higher feelings of love and peace, creativity, abstract thought, connection to the inner self, the ability to think outside the box, the ability to know oneself, the ability to feel connected and at one with all life, and the ability to be present and in the NOW. These areas of the brain allow the imagination, the ability to dream, intuition, and all psychic abilities to function.
Wireless technologies instead activate the left brain hemisphere and the basal ganglia, which are the centers of logical thinking, lower ego-centric feelings of stress, fear, anxiety, depression, anger, aggression, separation, and violence. It is easier for men to reside in their left-brain than women. Men and women’s nervous systems are wired very differently. Women are naturally more right-brained, intuitive and psychic, when their natural abilities are allowed to grow and manifest.
More Ways to Protect and Reconnect Yourself:
- Water: wash your hands and face frequently; daily showers and bathing; swimming; drink one gallon or more of fresh, clean and pure water every day.
- Nature: Spend time enjoying natural beauty every day, away from buildings, power lines and towers.
- WIFI: Turn off or unplug your wireless internet, cell phones, and all electrical devices when not in use.
- Sleep position: Sleep with your head away from the wall and away from electrical devices.
- Meditation: Do Meditation and Breathing Exercises every day focusing on your body and feelings.
- Use Your Right Brain: Do more Right Brain activities like art, drawing, creative writing and visualizations, poetry, music, singing, or any creative artistic project.
- Use your non-dominant hand. If you are right-handed, brush your teeth with your left hand. If you’re left-handed, try using a computer mouse with your right hand. This will stimulate your brain into balance.