Preserve Your Brain

Beach Ball Twist

Benefits:  Crossing midline stimulates nerve messages between brain hemispheres, 
so your receptive and expressive sides work together. Challenges your balance and tones the abdominals. 

Imagine holding a beach ball at your right hip. Lift your right knee across your midline and point it to the left front corner. Optional: touch your right hip with left hand as you go. Come back to center, and repeat on the other side. Go back and forth, tossing 8 times to each side.
   BREATHE with the movements, exhaling on each toss. 

Adaptations:  You could hold a sturdy support with one hand, while “tossing back” with the other. If lifting your knee is a problem, cross one straight leg in front of the other, and tap the toe down in front.