Our lives depend profoundly on RHYTHM. From the constant beating of the heart and pulsing nerve activity in the brain, to our sleep and hormone cycles, RHYTHMIC patterns are present in all we do. A. Gazzaley, neuroscience professor at University of California, says brain activity fluctuates, it oscillates in RHYTHMIC patterns and are represented throughout the brain.
Not only can certain RHYTHMIC patterns reduce stress and ease anxiety, they also have the ability to ease LEARNING. RHYTHMIC movements can help regulate nerve networks that are in charge of major brain functions.
Gazzaley says that, different RHYTHMS in the brain are associated with different cognitive operations, like PERCEPTION, ATTENTION, and MEMORY. And when one brain region signals another, the message comes through with greater clarity. If their RHYTHMS are locked in time, then they communicate with each other more efficiently, so it is part of how the brain works in a fundamental way.
THE IDEA IS THAT IF WE CAN TEACH THE BRAIN HOW TO BECOME A BETTER TIMING MACHINE, HELPING IT TO PERFORM BETTER RHYTHMICALLY, THEN THIS WILL TRANSLATE INTO HOW YOU INTERACT WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
What is the secret behind RHYTHMIC motion’s ability to help the brain? The answer is ENDORPHINS.
When smelling, if one adopts the RHYTHM of EYES CLOSED, MOVING THE SCENT STRIP UNDER EACH NOSTRIL, SPEAKING WITH A CONSTANT RHYTHM (DO NOT THINK, JUST SMELL RHYTHM), one can smell with better PERCEPTION, ATTENTION and MEMORY.
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Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
Breathing in and out, today I shall be present and pay attention to my RHYTHM ~ thank you NUP (Numero Uno Papa)