APR 16,2019

How Rhythmic Gymnastics Improves Cognitive Function

We know that rhythmic gymnastics can significantly improve a child’s physical abilities, but did you know that it also improves cognitive function? Studies have shown that rhythmic gymnastics can increase brain efficiency, concentration, right brain development, and a better brain-body connection. 

It’s best for your children to start building these functionalities between the ages of 3-7 years with rhythmic gymnastics, especially with a world-class instructor! During this age, children are still developing their brain efficiency and functionalities. By implementing it earlier on, they can pick up as much as they can before advancing into a teenager. 


Increases Brain Efficiency and Concentration 

Rhythmic gymnastics can help build skills that will help them in an academic setting. The focus and concentration practiced during rhythmic gymnastics have been scientifically proven to improve cognitive brain function and ability.

In rhythmic gymnastics, there is a great deal of mental focus when performing the movements. The challenging nature of the activity allows students to practice their concentration at a young age. This happens as they memorize their routines, concentrate on their turns, and sync each movement with the music. They are subconsciously using their brain to perform!  

There have been studies proving that physical skills can lead to mental acuity and improving brain efficiency. It was proven that concentration skills developed from sports, such as rhythmic gymnastics, help to build visual and auditory senses, as well as spatial awareness to help develop math skills.  

Yes, you heard right! Math!  

Rhythmic gymnastics give children the chance to think for themselves and to solve problems safely. It allows them to be quick on their feet and ready to tackle anything!  

 

Right Brain Development  

The right brain is the portion that has a huge storage capacity for information and by developing this side, it helps improve memorization. As humans, we memorize thoughts through sight and hearing. 

Rhythmic gymnastics is blends the coordination of the body with music. Completing a routine involves children to think about each move and how it is timed in relation to the music. This helps to strengthen the right brain and improve their ability to memorize. Rhythmic gymnastics is the best for that because it incorporates sight, hearing, and movement of the rest of the body!  

The right brain is also known as the “creative” side. By developing this side, it will allow your children to gain emotional intelligence, creativity, and imagination!  


Brain-Body Connection 

Rhythmic gymnastics helps to improve the brain-body connection. As children perform the inversions, turns, and jumps, they are connecting their body with the brain. This is most evident with rhythmic gymnastics because we teach them to use their brain to think before executing each move.

It’s one thing to just move your body, but it is another thing to put thought into it! A jump isn’t just a jump and a pirouette isn’t just a pirouette. There is a setup process that involves the thinking of the movement and ensuring that your body is in the right position for execution.  


 

At Balance Academy, we believe in rhythmic gymnastics for learning enhancement. We want to contribute to the production of well-rounded, healthy children and young adults! To learn more about how rhythmic gymnastics can help your children, follow us on Facebook If you enjoyed these tips, please do share this post with friends and family! 


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