In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging

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BEST Life Media, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 231 pages
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According to Ilchi Lee and Dr. Jessie Jones, co-authors of In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging, the truth about the aging brain is simple but extraordinary: you can have a fit brain at age 60, 70, 80 and beyond. It's simply a matter of choice.This book empowers older individuals to take control of their mental and physical lives by introducing them to the Brain Education System Training (BEST) method. Developed by Lee, BEST is a five-step mind-body training program that helps unlock the brain's true potential. The five steps of the BEST program include: Brain Sensitizing, Brain Versatilizing, Brain Refreshing, Brain Integrating, and Brain Mastering.“One of the more toxic ideas spread by modern culture is that the brain is static from birth to death,” the authors write. “However, as cutting-edge brain science is showing us, such decay is, for the most part, optional. It can be staved off or minimized with the proper actions.” Readers will benefit from tips and techniques that will allow them to improve their attention and concentration, expand their imagination and creativity, develop their energy and strength, manage their stress effectively, and gain inspiration for a positive mature identity.“In Full Bloom offers simple, yet profound, steps to help you fully realize your potential. Every phase of life should be engaging and invigorating. This easy–to–read guide shows you the way,” said David Bishop, president, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.“As people age, it is important that they continue having a dream for their life—to make a plan for who they want to be now and in the future,” the authors say. “Our goal for this book is that we can help people do this by letting them discover the joy in their life, as well as their true sense of purpose.” In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging shows readers how to get the most out of the last third of life by using the brain to its maximum potential.
 

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Contents

Your sensitized Brain
35
The Benefits of Exercise
36
Being Fit Above the Neck
37
A Word About Ki
38
Good for the Body Good for the Brain
39
Food and Your Brain
43
The Stress Connection
46
Brain Sensitizing Activities
48
Healing Guide
124
Your Integrated Brain
129
Your ThreeLevel Brain
131
The Roadblocks of Age
132
Reinventing Yourself
133
Go Deep
134
Provocative Questions
136
I Didnt Know I Could Do That
137

Body Opening Exercises
50
Stretching Exercises
60
Energy Awareness Exercise
68
Your Versatile Brain
73
Your Brain Is Never too Old to Adapt
75
Use It Or Lose Everything
76
The Specter of Alzheimers
77
Ask Your Brain
79
Get Out Your Puzzle Book
81
The Rewards of Age
82
Brain Versatilizing
84
More Things You Can Do for Your Brain
85
Brain Versatilizing Activities
86
Body Balance Exercises
90
BodyBrain Coordination Exercises
92
Brain Flexibility Exercises
97
Your Refreshed Brain
101
Your Emotional Set Point
103
Knowing and Cleansing Your Moods
105
The Persistence of Memory
107
Your Mellow Old Brain
109
Growing Your Emotional Intelligence
110
Change Your Longitude
112
What Is Brain Refreshing?
114
Simple Ways to Adjust Your Longitude
115
Brain Refreshing Activities
117
Emotional Release Prep
119
Emotional Release Exercises
121
A New Consciousness
139
Asking the Right Questions
140
Brain Integrating Activities
141
Brain Wave Vibration
144
Creativity Exercises
146
EnergyBuilding Exercises
148
Your Masterful Brain
153
Completing Your Transformation
154
A Spiritual Quest
155
Master of the House
156
Finding Your Purpose
157
Meditation for Life
159
The Power of Mental Intention
160
You Decide
161
Follow Your Dreams
162
BrainMastering Lifestyle
164
Brain Mastering Activities
165
Vision Meditation
167
Developing Your True Identity
170
Embodying the Jangsaeng Ideal
173
Jangsaeng Walking
179
Overview of Brain Education System Training
207
Brain Education for Successful Aging program
208
The Senior Fitness Test
210
Bibliography
217
Index
219
About the Authors
230
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Ilchi Lee originated Brain Education System Training (BEST), which seeks to enhance human potential through a variety of mind-body training methods. As president of the Korean Institute of Brain Science and chairman of The International Brain Education Association, Lee has dedicated himself to the nurturance and development of the human brain. Dr. Jessie Jones is a Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science and codirector of the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton. She has extensive teaching and research background in the area of successful aging, and has led senior health and fitness programs for over 25 years.

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