Warm up your brain before a test

Power on
Rub the indentation just below the collar bone in line with the left eye. This move re-establishes the electrical flow via the Vagus nerve to the speech organs and stomach to help relax butterflies and talk with ease.

Antennae adjuster
Massage both ear lobes simultaneously from top to bottom using circular movements. This move develops the near senses, auditory processing and perception as well receptive language ability.

Mouse pad
The eyes are to the brain what the mouse is to the computer. The eyes access different parts of the brain when turning up, down, horizontal, left and right. Focus the thumb held at elbow distance from the eyes. Move the thumb upwards, fist around the left eye and then around the right eye. Repeat five times. Swop hands and repeat the same process, always first drawing a circle around the left eye and then around the right eye. This move stimulates the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic receptive ability, while crossing the midline to integrate the left and right parts of the brain and body. It develops eye-hand coordination and visual integration.

Homolateral walk
Slowly raise the left arm and left knee. Relax. Slowly raise the right arm and leg. Relax.    Repeat at least ten times. Once the move can be performed smoothly, do it standing up. This move develops hip flexion, the left and right brain, it interrupts reflexive movement, relieves impulsive and hyper and hyper active movement. Always follow with the Bilateral walk.

Bilateral walk
Touch the left knee with the right hand, twisting the trunk to bring the opposite shoulder and hip towards each other, extending the other arm and leg. Now touch the right knee with the left hand, extending the other arm and leg. This movement stimulates left-right integration through crossing the lateral midline and is best done fist lying down and then standing up. Repeat 10 times. This exercise can be done singing or doing some form of role learning.  This move integrates the left and right parts of the brain and body, while crossing the midline. When eyes are moved into visual, auditory and kinaesthetic positions, this move also crosses all 3 midlines.

Rise and shine
Fling the arms wide open while breathing in deeply and slowly. Close the arms over the chest in a hug, breathe out deeply and slowly. The parent may simultaneously hug from behind. This move boosts relaxation, rhythm in breathing and a sense of well-being.

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