BRAIN EXERCISE IS A KEY INGREDIENT TO BRAIN FITNESS
Brain exercise is a physical way to circulate healthy blood flow to and through the brain. Physical exercise has many benefits.
One of the most beneficial aerobic exercise, without damaging the body, is moderate fast walking for 30 to 60 minutes a day. You should keep your pace between 3 and 4 mph.
This simple exercise will help improve circulation without damaging your joints, ligaments, and muscles.
Often, people believe that extreme exercise is the only way to better overall health.
There is a reasonable argument that extreme exercise such as running, joint impact sports and jogging cause unnecessary trauma to the joints.
The important thing is a healthy mind needs physical exercise.
Your brain uses up to 12 times the oxygen of any other organ of the body. Since your brain needs so much oxygen it is vital that you maintain excellent blood circulation.
An excellent way to exercise and build neurons and reduce stress to the joints of the body is to learn how to dance, specifically, ballroom dancing. It's fun and it fires the neurons as you learn the different dance styles like Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Swing, Mambo, Cha Cha and others. They're great aerobic brain exercises and they lift your mood. All valuable to your brain improvement program.
Another exercise, or should I say practice. for a healthy and fit brain is Qigong. Qigong practice is often associated with Tai Qi but can be practiced by itself.
Qigong (or ch'i kung) is an internal Chinese meditative practice that often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi within the human body, and enhance a practitioner's overall health. There are also many forms of qigong that are done with little or no movement at all, in standing, sitting and supine positions; likewise, not all forms of qigong use breath control techniques.
Today tens of millions of people in China and around the world regularly practice qigong as a health maintenance exercise. Qigong and related disciplines are still associated with the martial arts and meditation routines practiced by Daoist and Buddhist monks, professional martial artists, and their students.
Once more closely guarded, in the modern era such practices have become widely available to the general public both in China and around the world.
Qigong's gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements activate the Qi energy and blood circulation(which is excellent for your brain exercise)in your body, helping to stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and give you abundant energy.
There is both a sitting and standing set of Qigong practices called "The Eight Pieces of Brocade", anyone can practice these simple and effective exercises in as little as 15 -20 minutes a day.
I highly recommend Dr. Yang Jang-Ming's DVD called "Eight Simple Qigong Exercises For Health - The Eight Pieces of Brocade". You can find it in the brain store or get it directly from Amazon.com.
Gigong is a great way to start your morning. It can also be used just before you meditate. They go hand in hand.
I use Dr. Yang's DVD every day. He has also written many books. I find him a very fascinating person. His martial arts background led him done many successful paths as a writer, physics and mechanical engineer professor, and businessman.
In my opinion, Dr. Yang is a living example of, what I believe, we all can do with are lives. Please take the time to learn about Qigong.
Another great exercise for the brain is yoga. A daily routine of yoga practice is arguably the worlds best all around exercise. It stretches and moves every joint, tendon and muscle in the body.
It stimulates the organs in the body and it improves blood flow to the brain increasing oxygenation. Yoga has become available to all, through books, DVD's, CD's and of course the ever present yoga studios.
You can try many styles to find the right fit for you. Try it, it is relaxing and invigorating. Yoga is great for brain exercise.
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