“He who stops being better stops being good” Oliver Cromwell
The technique shown in the video linked below uses alternating finger patterns on both hands simultaneously. Such cross training increases activity on both the left and right sides of the brain. Ambidextrous training benefits whole brain processing which can improve personal performance in many areas. It is believed that this creates new neural networks or the brain literally grows as a result!
Since the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa, alternating physical patterns give the mind a complete “tune up”. A more simple example would be the right hand touching the left leg, as it steps up, alternating with the opposite sides. Playing musical instruments has similar unique brain benefits.
In my work as a magician, and play as a musician, I have been on the lookout for techniques such as these and will share more with you in the future. Enjoy and feel free to post your experience in trying this technique. It may seem very difficult at first to do opposite patterns with each hand simultaneously, but the mind-body learns quickly!
Click below to watch this quick but powerful video: