Exercise The Right Brain With Any or All of the Eleven Natural (or not) Activities
There are probably as many natural techniques to exercise the right brain hemisphere as there are right brain functions. Here, you can learn about a few of them.
First, you should know that references to right-brained and left-brained activities may be overly simplistic. The human brain is a complicated mechanism that we still know very little about despite all of the research.
One thing that we do know is that if one side of the brain is damaged, the other side can take over all of the functions. So, what we are talking about is actually a “tendency”. The right hemisphere has a tendency to carry out specific functions in “most” people or at least, that’s what we think. It may well be that people’s brains are quite different. So, keeping that in mind, here are some simple things you can do to exercise the right brain.
1. Go to an Art Gallery to Exercise The Right Brain
Our creativity is said to stem from the right hemisphere. You might not consider yourself particularly creative, but all of us have a creative side. You might or might not have an appreciation for the arts. Going to a good art gallery might help to stimulate your creative nature and that’s one of the natural techniques to exercise the right brain hemisphere.
2. Take an Art Class
It need not be painting or sculpture, but taking some kind of art class could help. Find something that you would enjoy. It could be pottery, basket weaving, cooking, sewing or any kind of class that allows you to actually create something. With the technology that we have today, you could create something outstanding using graphic arts, even if you can barely draw a straight line. (If you prefer to exercise the right brain through drawing, we highly recommend Betty Edward’s Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.)
3. Play Tetris
Tetris is a game that allows you to practice spatial relationships and perceptions. It is only one of the many games that can be used as natural techniques to exercise the right brain. You could choose any game that makes use of shapes more than words or logic. Jigsaw puzzles are a non-electronic example.
4. Take a Philosophy Class
Philosophy is usually considered one of the right brain functions. Philosophy comes in many shapes and forms. You could study about the ancient philosophers or take a business ethics class. Either of those options could be natural techniques to exercise the right brain hemisphere.