Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fun, Simple Exercise for Kid's Minds & Bodies!

Power Brain Kids
12 Easy Lessons to Ignite Your Child’s Potential
Sedona, AZ – November 2, 2011 – Every child possesses a marvelously capable brain. It’s simply a matter of accessing and supporting the rich potential that lies beneath the surface. In Power Brain Kids, one of the newest books from international best-selling author Ilchi Lee, parents finally have a child-appropriate guide to Lee's world-renowned Brain Education (BE) method, which can help kids develop better concentration, improve memory skills and instill self-discipline. 

Power Brain Kids Cover_150 DPIBroken down into 12 easy lessons, each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of mental ability, including concentration, creativity, memory and emotional control. Through the book, straight-A and struggling students alike are challenged to create a genuinely happy and successful life.  

Power Brain Kids features colorful design and full-color photography to help keep children interested and involved with the lessons.  The brain-building exercises and games, demonstrated by a group of Power Brain youngsters, will provide hours of constructive fun for parents and children, helping motivate kids to build flexibility and strength, both mentally and physically.  Power Brain Kids is perfect for any teacher or parent of children ages 6-12. 

"This book is wonderful and revolutionary, congruent with the holistic view of education-to help facilitate, support and expand the growth of all persons in their experience of life." -- Rosemary White Shield, Ph.D, Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

"Interweaving Brain Education activities throughout the curriculum provides alternative ways to improve the academic performance of students and educate them to care for their own emotional well-being." -- Susana Nakamoto-Gonzalez, PhD, Professor, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

About the Author 
To express his pioneering views about the brain and human consciousness, Ilchi Lee has authored over 30 books. Among the books he has authored is his most recent one, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart, as well as Earth Citizen: Recovering Our Humanity, Brain Wave Vibration: Getting Back into the Rhythm of a Happy, Healthy Life (Gold Medal Winner in the Living Now Book Awards), In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging (with Jessie Jones, Ph.D.), Principles of Brain Management: A Practical Approach to Making the Most of Your Brain, Know Your Brain, Know Happiness (with Dr. Hee-Sup Shin), Healing Society: A Prescription for Global Enlightenment, and Human Technology: A Toolkit for Authentic Living.

The 411 by Maria:
We love this book! My kids and I are having a great time doing the exercises.   They LOVE exercise, yoga and all things that they deem fun, easy and makes mommy happy. While they never do Yoga together, they love doing the easy exercises they found in here. While I read to them, they practiced the poses. They especially liked the partner exercises, circuit drawings and music drawings. In fact, I think music drawings are something I could really get into. You simply "feel the music" and allow your body to express itself on paper. I used a pencil and the kids used crayons. It took them a minute to understand that you don't have to draw ballerinas or musical notes. Just flow.... I loved it!

Each exercise has a picture and a simple, easy to follow breakdown. I would love my school to get more involved in something like this.

While my son loves his daily exercise with Wii, I love that he is unplugged as he goes through this book.

Here are the kids doing some simple exercises:
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Sample Exercises

Bright Eyes Exercise
Children can experience eye fatigue when reading, studying and working on computers.  Make this simple exercise part of their routine in order to avoid eye problems.
  1. Clap hands together 20 times and then rub them together until palms are warm.
  2. Place cupped hand over eyes.  Open eyes and feel the warmth penetrating into them.
  3. Rotate eyes in a circle, first to the right and then to the left.  Keep hands over eyes during this step.
  4. Now uncover eyes and look up, feeling the stretch in the eye muscles.  Look down, and then to the left and right.

Goddess doing, Infinity Drawing
Between studying, going to after school practice and finding time to be a kid, children have more on their plates than ever before. Drawing has a number of valuable benefits including helping to increase hand-eye coordination, but this exercise can also be used as a calming meditation to help children focus more clearly on all they have to do on a daily basis.

1. Illustrate to the child what a “lazy eight” infinity symbol looks like.
2. Draw the infinity symbol with a crayon. Preferably, use large paper so the child’s whole arm can move, not just the wrist. Keep tracing the symbol for several minutes until the movement is smooth and balanced.
3. Now, switch hands and keep tracing. Though tricky, this helps activate the other side of the brain while helping kids become more ambidextrous. Continue until the movement is smooth and relaxed. Optionally, try drawing the infinity with eyes closed.

As you can see, they LOVE it.


  1. Moms always want the best for their kids and I am not an exemption of it. These kind of learning games is just the perfect thing for my child.

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