My new video, dance along with me and let me know what you notice. Monthly BrainDance class is taking the summer off, but keep moving indoors or out. BrainDance engages movement patterns for an immediate neurological boost. Doing BrainDance is a great way to bring movement and thinking together and effectively support both. I teach the BrainDance sequence to children, adults, teachers and therapists in workshops and individual sessions. My background in developmental movement gives me the expertise to help you find a BrainDance sequence that works for your needs. In infancy and early childhood movement patterns are triggered by reflexes and environmental demands; but as we grow we can elicit these patterns with voluntary movement like BrainDance. Anne Green Gilbert coined the term BrainDance to simplify the set of sequences and help popularize this approach in the schools. Feel a sense of growing and shrinking throughout your body like an amoeba or jellyfish. Tap the entire body with finger tips, slap, and brush briskly.
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What is BrainDance? Developed by dance educ a tor , Anne Green Gilbert M. ED , the BrainDa nce is based on eight developmental movement patterns human beings will move through in the first year of life via infant reflexes and floor play. These movement patterns integrate the brain and body. BrainDance is an inclusive, adaptable, accessible full body and brain warm -up for students in classrooms and dance studios. The eight movement patterns of BrainDance include:. Breath - Breath provides our brain and body with the oxygen it needs to fully function and can e ase feelings of stress.
It is comprised of eight fundamental movement patterns that we move through in the first year of life. Research has shown that these patterns are crucial to the wiring of our central nervous system. As babies, we did these movements on our tummies on the floor. However, cycling through these patterns sitting or standing has been found to be beneficial. This "dance" is an excellent full body and brain warm-up for children and adults in all settings. The BrainDance can be done at the beginning of class; before tests, performances, and presentations; and during computer work and TV watching for brain reorganization, oxygenation, and recuperation. Reorganization of the neurological system: The fundamental movement patterns wire the central nervous system laying the foundation for sensory-motor development and life long learning. Cycling through these patterns on a daily basis may correct flaws in a person's perceptual process and reorganize the central nervous system so to develop better proprioception, balance, attention, memory, eye-tracking, behavior, sensory integration, and motor skills. Increased blood and oxygen flow to the respiratory system and brain : The brain consumes one-fifth of the body's oxygen.