Mind Stimulating Hand Exercise!

by Robert McEntee on April 16, 2012

“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:

Mind Stimulating Hand Exercise!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

German Saldarriaga April 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Very stimulating, to say the least. Great video and loved the background. Had me trying the exercise for a long time, takes a bit of practice.

Vergie August 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm

I want to to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely
enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked to check out new things you post…

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