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Posture Archives - Academic Skills plus. Body language Archives - Academic Skills plus. 12 minutes of exercise improves attention, reading comprehension in low-income adolescents. A new Dartmouth study Dartmouth study shows 12 minutes of exercise can improve attention and reading comprehension in low-income adolescents, suggesting that schools serving low-income populations should work brief bouts of exercise into their daily schedules.

12 minutes of exercise improves attention, reading comprehension in low-income adolescents

The study, published as part of the June volume of Frontiers in Psychology, compared low-income adolescents with their high-income peers. While both groups saw improvement in selective visual attention up to 45 minutes after exercising, the low-income group experienced a bigger jump. (Selective visual attention is the ability to remain visually focused on something despite distractions.) The low-income students also improved on tests of reading comprehension following the physical activity, but the high-income students did not. The Alexander Technique, teacher in NYC, NY. Alexander Technique Posture Tips. Body Mind And Modem: One-Point. You see, one-point is not an invention of Aikido.

Body Mind And Modem: One-Point

It was a discovery made by Aikido practitioners. Now, Aikido (and it's related exercises) may very well be the best way to discover one-point and reinforce it's feeling. But one-point is not owned by Aikido. It is just a natural part of being a human being. So now we'll give away the secret, and tell you just where one-point is located: It's about two inches below your navel, within your lower abdomen.

It's hard to say exactly why this this is the best place to concentrate your mind. Stand with your feet side by side, about shoulder width apart. 8 Easy Bodily Actions That Transform Mental Performance. Jump for joy, confuse for creativity, relax for better decisions, open up for pain tolerance and more… People tend to assume that body language just expresses how we feel inside.

8 Easy Bodily Actions That Transform Mental Performance

But it also works the other way: how we hold our bodies affects how we feel and think in all sorts of fascinating ways. One of the early studies found that people who put pens in their mouths in such a way that it activates the muscles responsible for smiling, actually experienced more pleasure. In the past few years the study of how bodily posture affects the mind has exploded. Here are 8 of the latest psychological studies on what psychologists call ‘embodied cognition’, or the intimate ways in which body feeds back to mind. Improve Your 'Hunched over the PC' Posture. One of the most neglected aspects of our health is our posture.

Improve Your 'Hunched over the PC' Posture

Amongst all the guidelines on healthy eating and workout methods, this essential facet of our well-being is often overlooked. Posture provides the foundation for a balanced workout, deeper breathing, effective digestion and efficient functioning of organs. Improving your posture will benefit your overall health, give you more energy, help rehabilitate or prevent injury and increase sporting performance. That’s a lot of benefits for such an overlooked idea and I didn’t even mention that it would help you sit at your workstation longer and work harder without cramping! Here we take a look at six core stretches that will increase your flexibility from head to toe.

Stretch One: The “Superman”The aim of this stretch is to finish at 90 degree angle, leaning forward onto a stretch band or other object with your legs straight, torso horizontal and arms extended. 5 Body Postures That May Actually Boost Your Self-Esteem. Wisdom tells us that the body is not worth as much as our inner being.

5 Body Postures That May Actually Boost Your Self-Esteem

However, it is our body that bridges the world into our soul. It is the means that nurtures our being not only by what our environment shows us. It is also affected by the way we choose to move and act our bodies. Try to be aware of your body posture in different environments: How do you sit up at the family dinner table? How do you stand while waiting for the bus? The Body Language of Hands. In a post on the connection between relaxation and learning, I suggested that relaxing our hands was a good way to open our minds to new ideas.

The Body Language of Hands

This post looks at our hands in a different way – to communicate thoughts, ideas and emotions. I will firstly introduce body language as a topic in general and then allow you to test your understanding of the meaning behind the way we use our hands. Body Language From the very first moment we begin to interact with others, our bodies are in communication. What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi Boo. Art by LaetitziaAs we all know, communication is essential in society.

What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi Boo

Want to Lean In? Try a Power Pose - Amy J.C. Cuddy. By Amy J.C.

Want to Lean In? Try a Power Pose - Amy J.C. Cuddy

Cuddy | 10:00 AM March 20, 2013 For women who may be “leaning out,” Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s urging to “lean in” requires some behavioral changes and deviations from how many women are expected to or accustomed to behaving. Fortunately, we have the power to do this for ourselves, through tiny tweaks that actually reconfigure our brains in ways that may make us more assertive, confident, relaxed, risk tolerant, and fearless. Recent experimental psychology from Dana Carney, Pranjal Mehta, Robert Josephs, Jennifer Lerner, Gary Sherman, and our lab at Harvard suggests that the best leaders — both male and female — seem to have relatively high testosterone, which is linked to decreased fear and increased tolerance for risk and desire to compete, and low cortisol, which is linked to decreased anxiety.

Michelle Jenneke - Boys Boys Boys (very sexy) The Relationship Between Posture and Self-Confidence - Learn To Live. Getting It Straight: Posture and its Influence on Learning and Memory. Can your lack of posture be the reason you are not learning and remembering efficiently?

Getting It Straight: Posture and its Influence on Learning and Memory

This question has been a point of debate for a while and we still have not come up with a clear answer. If it were up to teachers, the answer would probably be yes, pointing to slouching as a clear sign of student disinterest. And they might not be very wrong. Learning style researcher Dunn and Dunn has suggested that being “uncomfortable” engages the left side of the brain which is active in when we take in new information.

On the other hand, a relaxed posture seems to engage the right side of the brain, the creative side. The suggestion seems to be that when you remember something you are also reminded of the “state” of learning, a concept that not only includes posture but also emotions and surrounding environment. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. Practice Good Posture for Better Memory Retention.