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Activate Your Brain for Greater Physical & Mental Strength with Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel is founder of Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® which evolved from her background in dance, clinical psychology and statistics, and her training and subsequent close professional collaboration with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. She has helped tens of thousands of clients, both adults and children, get over physical, cognitive, and emotional limitations and reach new levels of performance.

Her method takes advantage of the brain’s remarkable ability to change for the better—neuroplasticity—by utilizing movement as the primary way of communicating with the brain. In addition, Anat defined 9 conditions, which she calls the 9 Essentials, that wake up the brain and turn it into a highly potent learning brain.

Anat’s work has been featured in the documentary, A Life Unbound, (finalist in the 2020 Raw Science film festival) and is supported by leading neuroscientists including, Dr Jill Bolte Taylor (My Stroke of Insight), Dr Michael Merzenich, (the “father” of brain plasticity science), Dr Martha Herbert (The Autism Revolution), and Dr Christina Bethell*, (pioneer in the fields of Integrated Science of Thriving and We are the Medicine)*.

Anat has worked with high performing dancers, musicians, and athletes as well as adults wanting to get rid of pain and overcome limitations as well as with children with special needs. Anat and her team are working and implementing a program in schools for teachers, aides and students to potentiate their learning.

Anat is the best-selling author of Move into Life and the highly acclaimed Kids Beyond Limits. She and her team have trained close to 1000 practitioners throughout the world and is she is committed to helping as many adults and children benefit from the power of their brains to change and transform their lives for the better. She works with her team at her center in San Rafael, California.

How can you use movement to activate your brain for greater mental strength, energy, flexibility, and clarity?

One of the best ways to enhance learning is by disrupting the monotonous drag of long study sessions and rote memorization. Moving your body is one way to help enhance focus and give your brain an extra energy burst. But what if there were specific movements you could utilize to unlock your full learning potential and give you even better results?

To discuss this topic, I’m excited to have Anat Baniel on our show today. Anat is a clinical psychologist, dancer, and best-selling author of Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs and Move Into Life: Neuromovement for Lifelong Vitality.

She’s here to talk about why movement is the language of the brain and how to utilize movement as a mechanism to empower learning and create possibilities in your life.

You’ve heard me say it before: as the body moves, the brain grooves. But it isn’t about movement alone. Listen in as Anat explains the essentials of movement that will help align your body and brain so that you can improve your learning and your life.

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"When we pay attention to how we feel while we move, the brain starts creating large amounts of new connections which helps facilitate new learning."

Anat Baniel

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  • Neuromovement is when you use movement to engage the brain and the nine essential movements are designed to help the brain function better. [2:36]
  • Anat explains why essential number one is the foundation for all of the other essential movements and how it encourages nueroplasticity. [5:13]
  • When you’re moving throughout your day, pay attention to your body. How does your back feel? Your shoulders? Be deliberate with movement. [7:21]
  • Essential two helps your brain pick up perceived differences, which then sparks your brain into learning mode. [8:11]
  • Sometimes, slower equals faster. Anat gives an example of how to slow down in order to speed up. [9:48]
  • Go through a movement exercise with Anat. [11:05]
  • Be sure to watch the extended version on YouTube, here.
  • Anat has a special free offer for our listeners. Visit www.anatbanielmethod.com/jimkwik to claim this offer today.
  • To learn more about Anat or to find a Neuromovement practitioner near you, visit her website, here.
  • Order Anat’s books, Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs, here; and Move Into Life: Neuromovement for Lifelong Vitality, here.


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