If you've read my Insights page, then you learned about the main principles I use when learning and teaching. One of them is that the mind and body are not separate, and in order to take in new information (learn) most efficiently, we need to integrate multi-sensory experiences and movement with brain exercises.
So what makes good brain exercises? We take three age-old brain enhancing technologies: Juggling, physical movement, and mental games including puzzles, math, and divergent (creative) thinking. By using separate brain areas together, we increase communication between these areas, and increase our ability to consciously control them.
The other half of Brain Body Mastery is the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability the notice what is happening in the present moment. Just being noticing stuff, without judgment, and not taking our attention to the past or future. Mindfulness is about clarity of awareness. When we are being mindful, we are noticing our awareness as it moves from one state to another. This can actually include thinking about the past or future, as the mind can't stop doing it. The difference is that when we are watching our awareness, we have the thought, then pull back and think, "Oh, so that's the thought I just had," coming back to awareness of the present moment, rather than being inside the thought and going wherever it goes.
If you're interested in seeing the videos of the brain exercises, please visit the Exercises page. If you're interesting in learning more about research I've been reading, head over to the Research page. Thanks for reading!