Neurobics to strengthen the brain
By Arpita, Ayushveda blogs
Just like our body needs regular exercises to remain strong and
healthy, our brain can also remain alert and resilient with the help of
regular exercises. Similar to aerobics that strengthens our body and
tones our muscles, Neurobics is the aerobics of the mind. It has been
found in neurological studies that we have limited the actions of our
senses through our lifestyle and convenience. A large portion of our
brain remains unutilized and underutilized. Neurobics helps to create
and recreate new connections of the brain that would keep our brain
strong and at the same time acting as a memory booster.
You could practice the following Neurobic exercises to remain mentally strong.
1. How many times do you use your non-dominant hand in your daily
activities? By increasing the utility of your non-dominant hand, you
could rewire an underused area of your brain. Use your non-dominant hand
while brushing your teeth, getting dressed, combing your hair and
eating your breakfast.
2. Instead of waking up to the same odor of tea or coffee every
morning, wake up to a new odor every day. If you smell different odors
when you wake up every morning, you will open up new neural passages.
3. Try to connect information with odor. Before dialing a number
smell an herb or any other substance. Repeat the process and see whether
the odor helps you in remembering the number.
4. In home try to sense objects with your eyes closed. While taking a
bath use your tactile senses to track the soap, adjust the temperature
of the water or to locate the tap.
5. Our senses are marginalized by our daily routines that we tend to
follow religiously. An effective way of stimulating the mind is by
bringing a sudden break in our monotonous routine. Take a different
route to work. Visit different types of markets for shopping. Visit new
places. Completely rearrange your house, office and desktop.