The brain is the most amazing and complex organ in the human body. This three-pound mass contains billions of neurons and controls everything we humans do, both while awake and asleep.
Ms. Boyesen’s friend, Teena Woeber, came to talk with the class about Brain Gym® and why it’s important. Teena is an Educational Kinesiologist who’s back in college to make her way to medical school. Teena has incredible knowledge about the brain and tremendous heart to share. To prepare for her visit, the class made some pretty cool “brain hats.” (Thanks, Teena, for the cool link!)
Teena brought in three “energy balls” to prove a point about the importance of water for our bodies. She invited a group of students to show that energy, in the form of electric currents, run through us. Standing in a small circle, the group held hands with two people touching the energy ball between them. When they touched the ball, it lit up and made a little buzzing sound. Then one let go, breaking the electric current being conducted by humans, the ball went quiet and dark. MAC students were incredulous at the sight and sound and enjoyed several demonstrations.
To prove the point about water being crucial for healthy brain function, Teena added a jar of water to the human circuit. With the energy ball connecting two people, two other people next to each other put their fingers in the jar. The water immediately conducted the energy and the ball lit up and started buzzing! So in addition to exercise, sleep, and nutritious food, be sure to drink enough water so the messages in your body can be conducted at optimal speed! And if MAC students are stuck on a homework problem, they now know to try “hook ups,” “brain buttons,” taking a sip of water, and maybe even some cross crawls (ask your child!).
Thank you so much Teena for your enlightening lesson and the great reminders!