Neurobics™ Will Help to Stimulate Your Brain

April 21, 2010

As a Feldenkrais® practitioner I help people to improve their ability to function so it's always exciting when I find something on the internet that supports and extends the work I do with my clients. Neurobics™ is a unique system of brain exercises using your five physical senses and your emotional sense in unexpected ways that encourage you to shake up your everyday routines. They are designed to help your brain manufacture its own nutrients that strengthen, preserve, and grow brain cells.

Created by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D., a professor of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center, neurobics can be done anywhere, anytime, in offbeat, fun and easy ways. Nevertheless, these exercises can activate underused nerve pathways and connections, helping you achieve a fit and flexible mind.

Here are a few Neurobic Exercises to try before you buy the book Keep Your Brain Alive. Try to include one or more of your senses in an everyday task:

  • Get dressed with your eyes closed
  • Wash your hair with your eyes closed
  • Share a meal and use only visual cues to communicate. No talking.


Combine two senses:

  • Listen to music and smell flowers
  • Listen to the rain and tap your fingers
  • Watch clouds and play with modeling clay at the same time


Break routines:

  • Go to work on a new route
  • Eat with your opposite hand
  • Shop at new grocery store



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