Happy Eyes Happy Brain

Here’s another – very often under-estimated – factor in happy brain functioning.

Our eyes are one of our main vehicles in being able to interpret the world around us effectively. They have the most amazing function of seeing, organizing and interpreting whatever appears in our visual field. Truly miraculous! Our right eye has major nerve connections to our left hemisphere and our left eye has major nerve connections to our right hemisphere. That means there is a lot of “cross-over” action that happens with our vision. They both also have direct connections to their lateral hemispheric partner.

In using our eyes all day long, we cross over the visual midline all the time and this is where sometimes a disconnect happens. If we are not neurologically ready, then needing to cross this midline can lead to disconnection, mis-interpretation, mis-understanding and reversal (most likely we call those symptoms dyslexia).

Drawing an infinity sign or ‘lazy eight’ with our hands and following that movement with our eyes, has a proven positive effect on crossing the visual midline and supporting hemispheric integration. It will help with hand-eye co-ordination, eliminateds reversals and transpositions in reading and writing, and most folks find it increases their reading-comprehension.

Try it – you’ll like it!

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Hydrated Brain

Here we are moving right along with another very basic and very important contribution to brain health and happiness – H2O! Water is incredibly important in our system, it is an excellent conductor of electrical energy. Water facilitates  an effective conductivity of electrical currents between our brain and our sensory organs. So in order to make ‘sense’ out of world, we need to have enough water in our system.

Our bodies are made up of about 70% (the numbers vary) and not replenishing water during the day can cause the strangest health and well-being problems (ranging from headaches, to nausea, to over-eating, to poor concentration and much more).

As with most basic things we can do for ourselves, it’s easily done, also easily not done………… You will almost always see me with a water-bottle. It’s a good way to keep drinking water during the day and a good way to keep track of how much I’ve had. I aim to drink at least 64 oz. per day.

Oxygenated brain!

Here we go – yes – oxygen to your brain matters!

Watch the video on the ‘how to’………….

As we’re massaging these particular points we’re making sure that there is more oxygenated blood going to our brain. Your brain is about 1/50 of your body weight and it uses about 1/5 of your oxygen! So – yes indeed, this is important!

This is one of the simplest and easiest tools you could ever use to turn your brain ‘back on’………… you can do it anywhere, anytime, and it is not expensive or addictive………….

The points we are massaging are right under your clavicles, to the side of your sternum. You’d put a thumb in one ‘dent’ and your index and middle-finger on the other dent. You then gently massage while your other hand is covering your belly button. This helps to turn your brain ‘back on’ – fresh oxygenated blood to your brain while stimulating your gravitational center so you’ll find your balance at the same time! Easy, effective and for free – anytime you’d like to use this tool!

Of course there’s more info on this – let me know if you’d like to know more!