Juggling and meditation

Why to juggle?

Juggling has formed part of human life for ages. Juggling three balls is neurological harmonization, rather than just a circus act. And it is fun! Anybody can learn it.

You need only the right instructions and a lot practising.

Here is how to juggle with three balls.


You can add the practising.

The goal is not to excel at juggling, but rather to coordinate movement and perception through the balance system, to develop control functions and thereby to lay the foundations for cognitive functioning.

How it works?

Focussing attention on the ball, controlling movements, and the holistic perception of eyes and hands serves as constant training for the brain during juggling. New exercises constantly pose new challenges to your control system. Movements and the inhibition of movements keeps your control areas in training.

You needn't practise for a long time. Ten minutes every morning and evening will do. After a while you will enjoy it and you can use juggling as refreshing breaks in work or study.

The effects of juggling on your mind

Juggling has been part of human life for thousands of years. It was an important part of everyday life primarily in Eastern cultures, and also in Ancient Egypt. Owing to many beneficial effects thereof, one of the duties of Indian women was to learn and acquire implicit knowledge of the cascade juggling pattern. Why?

Because there are a lot effects of juggling for the brain training, prevent and abating achievement difficulties.

There are many curing effects of the juggling:

  • coordinating perception and movement;

  • self-control;

  • harmonizing the two brain hemispheres;

  • improvement of attention;

  • improvement of self-esteem;

  • experiencing the effect of practice on achievement.


Everyone is able to learn the three-ball cascade in half a year. Some people pick up it in some days, some need more practice. Daily ten minutes practice is enough.

You can juggle in the breaks of the work and study to refresh, you can juggle during no-load intervals to endure it.

Dyslexia and the cascade

The alternating use of your arms connects the two brain hemispheres. It is the secret, why improves the cascade the reading.

Other types of juggling are useful for the neurological harmony but less effect the main problem area in the dyslexia, that is the connection, the corpus callosum, between the two sides of your brain.

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All achievements need the cooperation of the two hemispheres. Some tasks more from the right brain, some more from the left. However the proper connection is crucial. The crossing balls stimulate the corpus callosum and your whole brain is working in harmony. The alternating move of the arms force your brain to co-operate.


Juggling can be considered the active meditation, but many people prefer the traditional mental form of meditation.

Meditation is the best organizer of neural control processes. It is a technique which is the surest and easiest to lead to a result in case of achievement difficulties. It is basically a balance exercise carried out mentally.

The simplest form thereof is "emptying" the mind. The essence of the technique is to banish all thoughts. Any tool can be used to this end, which helps focus attention: a candle, a picture, a mandala, etc.

This advanced art of controlling attention can help many individuals with dyslexia or ADHD, while mastering it poses no real difficulties. To the contrary, being holistic thinkers to begin with, it is often downright easier for individuals with dyslexia, attention disorder or hyperactivity to reach a meditative state.

It is possible to link some thought to meditation, but it has a perfectly harmonizing effect using the "big leap", as well.

You can choose music for the meditation that helps to achieve harmony the best.




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