Monday, May 11, 2009
GET UP & GET MOVING!
Our physical bodies are designed to move, & not to sit down all day long! This has probably something to do with our forefathers who were hunters-gatherers.
In an earlier post, entitled 'Movement, The Essence of Creativity', Dilip Mukerjea wrote about the significance of movement to our creative brain functions.
At this juncture, I like to recap Dilip’s last sentence of his foregoing essay:
“Move, and with every movement, the world expands, offering up its infinite horde of creative treasures.”
All I know instinctively or rather have always experienced is this:
Whenever I am stuck with a problem, I just stand up & move, while still deep in thought, & invariably my mind often opens up to seeing many options.
Sometimes, I just stand up & do a number of fancy moves from Brain Gym, like 'Cross Crawl'.
So, the image of a corporate executive pacing in his office is not about random activity; he is thinking at his best!
Naturally, the title of this blog post also implies that once a solution or an idea evolves from the contribution of physical movement, one must also put it to work immediately.
[All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]