Friday, 26 January 2007

Juggling

Juggling Through your working day will help your health and improve you productivity.

One of the services I offer is to run workshops in office enviroments teaching manipulation skills as a way to relax and improve concentration and productivity.

1. Juggling ehances concentration. 5mins of juggling will have the effect of a hour of increased concentration

2. Manipulation skills including Poi can reduce stress

3. Manipulation skills will improve co-ordination

4. Gentle excersise such as juggling poi can help to reduce back strain* often accosiated with desk work.

there are many examples of people finding this on the internet, the only real way to test these are for you to do it yourself.

*It is important to realise that some of the reason for this is the fact that in order to juggle etc.. you will have to leave you desk! secondly it helps to have a juggling coach with understanding of posture so to reinforce positive posture through adjustment over time.


Juggling as been found to increase the size of adult brains

"German scientists took brain scans of people who had spent three months learning to juggle three balls for 60 seconds.
At the end of three months, the amount of brain tissue had increased in areas of the brain involved in processing and
storage of complex visual motion.
After three months without juggling, the expansion had decreased. The scientists, writing in the latest issue of Nature, say more studies are needed to figure out what aspect of the brain tissue actually increased. Existing brain cells may have enlarged,
or new cells may have been born.
Either way, the researchers write, the study challenges the assumption that the structure of the adult brain can’t chang
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1 comment:

Danny said...

I sometimes use diabolo for this purpose.

http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/diabolo.html