Activate Your Right and Left Brain |Balancing Techniques|Brain Facts

by Little Gems on October 5, 2009

Balance your brain hemisphere

Brain is a multi-factorial part of our body. Science has come a long way and still researching the complexity of human brain. However, more practical concept of the brain is divided into two hemispheres. Left brain hemisphere or L-mode hemisphere is responsible for analytical more logical processing while the Right brain hemisphere or R -mode hemisphere is more emotive,creative & non-rational or intuitive.

With the advent of tools like the f MRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) , knowledge about the brain has taken a new shape.

Today we know that the right brain and left brain hemispheres operate in different ways, but both are critical to almost anything and everything we do.And yet each of the two halves is particularly important for certain kinds of activity:

Brain Damaged but GENIUS
Many people have succeeded in life using more of right brain than left.Does it mean that people with left brain damaged or right brain damaged can still be genius?

The answer is YES.

There are many genius who have had brain injury and suffered from ADHD,ADD, Dyslexic etc., Einstein, Edison and Disney may have had Dyslexia — that certainly verifies that they are all right brain learners are really Genius.

Einstein said “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

What was even more important was to recognize these Dyslexic Geniuses learned differently — they were probably right-brained learners, who had difficulty in left-brained schools — the right-brain is the creative and problem solving side — while the left-brain is the
logical, sequential and auditory side — that is favored by schools.

Code name “Genius” = “Right Brain”
The following are the right brain GENIUS and most of them are brain injured. People called them as “Genius”, “The entrepreneur”, “The Inventor”,”The Leader”, “The Athlete”,”The Rock Star”,”The warrior”,”The Healer”,”The Mystic”,”The Hero” etc.,

Thomas Edison

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Pablo Picasso

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Run

Walt Disney

General George Patton

Nelson Rockefeller

Hans Christian Anderson

Leonardo da Vinci

Sir Winston Churchill

Benjamin Franklin

John F. Kennedy

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Lennon

Louis Pasteur

Orville and Wilber Wright

Alexander Graham Bell

Ludwig Van Beetoven

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Vincent Van Gogh

Agatha Christie

Ernest Hemmingway

Mark Twain

Anna Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

King Gustav IV of Sweden

Albert Einstein

Marie and Pierre Curie

Socrates

Galileo Galilei

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Abraham Lincoln

Steven Spielberg

Bill Gates

Thomas Edison

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Pablo Picasso

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Run

Walt Disney

General George Patton

Nelson Rockefeller

Hans Christian Anderson

Leonardo da Vinci

Sir Winston Churchill

Benjamin Franklin

John F. Kennedy

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Lennon

Louis Pasteur

Orville and Wilber Wright

Alexander Graham Bell

Ludwig Van Beetoven

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Vincent Van Gogh

Agatha Christie

Ernest Hemmingway

Mark Twain

Anna Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

King Gustav IV of Sweden

Albert Einstein

Marie and Pierre Curie

Socrates

Galileo Galilei

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Abraham Lincoln

Steven Spielberg

Bill Gates

Thomas Edison

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Pablo Picasso

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Run

Walt Disney

General George Patton

Nelson Rockefeller

Hans Christian Anderson

Leonardo da Vinci

Sir Winston Churchill

Benjamin Franklin

John F. Kennedy

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Lennon

Louis Pasteur

Orville and Wilber Wright

Alexander Graham Bell

Ludwig Van Beetoven

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Vincent Van Gogh

Agatha Christie

Ernest Hemmingway

Mark Twain

Anna Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

King Gustav IV of Sweden

Albert Einstein

Marie and Pierre Curie

Socrates

Galileo Galilei

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Abraham Lincoln

Steven Spielberg

Bill Gates

Brain facts:

You read from the left. The left brain controls the right half of your body,and the right brain controls the left. If you look or turn to the right, your left brain is in charge. Since Westerners read from left to right, for us language is left brain activity.

Your left brain is sequential. The left brain is particularly good at going from “A” to “B,” taking one step at a time. The right brain, however, can see many things at the same time.

Your right brain reads between the lines. Your left brain understands language and interprets text literally. It’s your right brain that allows you to pick up nuance, to understand metaphors, and to grasp context and relationships.

Your right brain grasps the big picture. Your linear left brain can sort out the details, but it’s the more global approach of the right brain that synthesizes them.

Though we know that emotions are handled by the right brain, emotion researchers such as Drevets and Damasio have shown that the right hemisphere is specialized for the experience of only negative emotions, while the left handles the positive emotions. This was even proved through the left brain stroke patients as they have found to be more depressed than right brain stroke patients.

Balance between the Right Brain and the Left Brain :

Striking the right balance is always the key. It’s up to you to use your left and right brain in a way to keep the balance going in life.

Skills necessary for success in the Agricultural and Industrial Ages were physical strength and endurance. The Information Age called for linear, logical, analytical reasoning (left-brained or L-directed skills). The Conceptual Age, however, will demand we draw from the right side of our brains, developing what have been consider “soft” (right-brained or R-directed) skills, such as creativity, empathy, and intuition.

“The two hemispheres of our brains don’t operate as on-off switches
– one powering down as soon as the other starts lighting up. Both halves play a role in nearly everything we do.” A whole new mind by Daniel Pink

Brain Hemisphere Balancing Techniques :


If you found that you are Left brain dominant try the following to balance your brain.

The following recommended procedures will activate the right brain cells.

To activate the right brain:Take a drawing class;
To activate the right brain:Visit art museums;
To activate the right brain:Learn to Dance;

To activate the right brain:Learn to tell stories;
To activate the right brain:Join a “laughter club”;
To activate the right brain: Explore techniques for increasing your empathy with co-workers;
To activate the right brain:Play games;

If you found that you are Right brain dominant try the following to balance your brain.

To activate the left brain:Solve Analock puzzles – This involves anagrams
To activate the left brain:Solve crossword puzzles – you will use all 26 letters in the alphabet to solve the puzzle words.
To activate the left brain:Solve Number Lockers – a cross word puzzle.
To activate the left brain:Solve Add locks – is also another cross word puzzle.
The above will activate your left brain cells.

If you want to activate both the right brain hemisphere and the left brain hemisphere you can activate it through Pranayama it is the ultimate of all.

We will discuss more of these individually in my future posts.

Develop your child’s genius:

Parents blame children that they do not study well, do not concentrate , do not have attention in anything., a learning difference may be the single most important one to recognize — because it changes teaching style depending on your child’s best dominant side of the brain, how you communicate with them and which teachers, tutors and programs will serve them well. The right time to overcome any of these problem in future is to provide the right infant education program which is suitable according to your child’s brain dominance.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Arunachalam August 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

It is nice to see info on infant and brain related knowledge. please mail me more info .

It is a greate service, thinking of energising kids and future humanity .

venkat December 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm

yoou said we can activate our both side hemispheres by pranayama… could you please specify what are pranayama exercise we can do…

Padma Prasad K October 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Very informative site.

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