Brain gym

Brain gym was created by Paul Dennison in the US to help young people with learning difficulties, especially dyslexia. Recently, the concept has been developed into a more generally helpful activity for us all. While, of course, you exercise your brain all the time, the idea of brain gym is that by exercising in a certain way you are consciously creating patterns of activity in your brain that may be beneficial to you.

A Whenever you are feeling the effects of too much work on the computer, try doing this exercise. Start by writing the infinity symbol (below) on a flipchart. Begin with your felt-tip pen in the center, go anti-clockwise, then clockwise, and so on. Do this a few times and establish a good rhythm. Now try doing it with your eyes only rather than with your pen. Let your eyes trace the shape of the infinity sign for at least five circuits. You may find this quite hard work to begin with.

You can find out more about this in Carla Hannaford's book, Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head, from which I have adapted this idea.

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