The Building Blocks
Neurons, Dendrites, Soma, Axons, Myelin Sheaths, Axon Terminals, Neurotransmitters to the next Neuron. The process is then repeated through the transmission of neuro chemicals to Dendrites.
Several days ago I published The Power of Creating New Neural Pathways and Brain Reorganization Power Point Presentation.
Below I will share what inspired me to create the content of this power point presentation.
The Background of My Process
Growing up I had no idea that I could be benefited by repetitive mirrored movements. I heard about being ambidextrous (able to do the same skills and skill sets with your right and left hand), but did not pay much attention to the value. Much attention to the importance and significance of developing skills and skill sets with and in both my right and left hands.
Because I was Being Bullied
Because I was being bullied in my freshman year of high school my parents enrolled me in a judo class. I obtained my yellow belt, but did not continue to train in judo. Over the years I continued to have an interest in the martial arts, but did not have the funds to train at a martial arts school. In 1996, while working out at the Y I was introduced to muay Thai Kickboxing and started to drill muay thai kicks, knees, elbows and punches. Several years later I was introduced to my Sensei and began training at his school in 2000.
Little Did I know at the Time
Little did I know at the time that I was being introduced to a life changing principle. The principle of creating new neural pathways and brain reorganization through engaging in repetitive mirrored movements. The principle of creating new neural pathways and brain reorganization even before I heard of neuroplasticity.
Training at a Martial Arts School
My Sensei’s, instructor (Sigong’s) original instructor was Bruce Lee. The style of the martial art school is called “international martial arts and boxing”. The martial art style incorporates a variety of martial art disciplines, from muay Thai kickboxing, western boxing, Shotokan karate, Taekwondo, Eskrima, Kali. Jeet June Do, grappling and different weapons. I trained at the martial arts school for 8 1/2 years in those various disciplines. While at the school I learned a valuable lesson. A lesson that I continued to apply over the course of the past 11 1/2 years 3-5 times a week. The lesson has been to train both sides of my body. Whatever skill I train on one side of your body, I train on the other side of my body. By doing so I work to empower both sides of my body (agility, hand-eye coordination, speed, focus, balance and strength). In the process, I work to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization on both sides of my brain and body.
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