How can natural movement help my concentration or brain function?
Every movement we make activates a certain part of our brain. In our modern lifestyles of repetitive and once sided acts we only ever activate certain parts and rarely carry out activities that involve multiple parts of our brain at once.
Our brain is in two halves, known as hemispheres, the left side of the brain controls the muscles on the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the muscles on the left side of the body.
Carrying out ambidextrous, multidirectional movement patterns makes both sides of the brain work more efficiently together, and strengthens the nerve network between the two halves of the brain, known as the corpus callossum, leading to improvements in coordination, balance, helping healthy brain function, new skill learning, coordination, concentration and mental state, helping to keep the brain active into old age, and helping to manage conditions such as dyslexia.