Eurythmy and Superlearning
The practice of eurythmy, as taught in Waldorf education, involves children in learning to read by moving their bodies in a dance that corresponds with phonetic sounds, thus bringing the right and left hemispheric abilities into harmony.
In their book Superlearning 2000, Ostrander and Schroeder report the amazing possibilities for gaining proficiency in a foreign language, often in less than half the time previously necessary. The method, originally called Suggestology, was developed by a Bulgarian educator named Lozanov. Subjects, reclining in chairs, listen to vocabulary being read to classical music in a unique rhythmical cadence.
Artistic creativity explodes when students are taught to draw, paint, or write from the right side of the brain. This work is discussed and illustrated by Betty Edwards in her remarkable book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and by Gabriele Rico in Writing the Natural Way. A book by Tony Buzan, Use Both Sides of Your Brain, suggests similar possibilities in many other areas. So, what are the implications for health?