Left side, right side

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Have you been doing your hourly squats?  Yes?  Excellent.

You’ve now graduated to the Elbow Tap:

  • Stand with arms at sides.
  • Bend and touch your right elbow to left knee as you raise your leg.
  • Then stand and touch your left elbow to your right knee.
  • Repeat 5 times each side.

Sit back down.  How do you feel?

Turns out, cross-lateral movements (those in which arms and legs cross over from one side of the body to the other) “unstick” the brain and energize learning.

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and the right side of the brain controls the left side. Both sides are forced to communicate when arms and legs cross over.

Cool huh?

Thanks for the tip, Dr. Paula Berardinelli!