FIGURE EIGHT: This exercise enables a person to cross the midline between the two brain hemispheres, preventing a short circuit of right brain energy. It integrates activities that were done one sided, or homo laterally, before. Also, it is helpful to use with affirmations for instilling new belief systems, as it accesses all parts of the brain. It represents using both sides of your brain in unison, thus bringing the power of both left and right hemisphere skills together.
INSTRUCTIONS: Either on a chalkboard, paper or in the air, draw a figure eight sideways. Make the symbol as wide as space permits. Start with your dominant hand for the first part of this exercise. Start with an upward motion to make the first circle, then down and around and up to make the second circle. Repeat until it becomes comfortable for your dominant hand. Do this a second time using your alternate hand, then do it a third time using both of your hands together. Keep your eyes focused on your hand(s). You can use this in conjunction with affirmations or visualizations.I like using the power breath first, which you can find in the free chapter available from Kala Kos on her website. The information for this is in my previous blog post!
Katelon T. Jeffereys