The Nine Essentials Are the Keys to Accessing Your Brain’s Potential

Imagine that your brain is like a vault, full of rich possibilities. NeuroMovement® and the Nine Essentials offer the keys to open this vault and access incredible new learning and growth.

The Nine Essentials form the core of the Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® approach.

Each of the Nine Essentials describes one of the brain’s requirements for waking up and doing its job well.

Each Essential helps your brain create new connections to overcome pain and limitation, and reach new levels of physical, emotional, and cognitive performance.

“Scientists have defined the ‘rules’ governing brain plasticity.
Anat Baniel, working in parallel along a completely different path,
has defined almost exactly the same rules and interprets them in practical
and understandable human terms as the Nine Essentials that should
contribute richly to clinical intervention.”

—Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, “Father” of brain plasticity science
Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, and Author of Soft-Wired

Overcome Pain and Limitation, and Reach New Levels of Performance

With the 9 Essentials, the brain becomes a brilliant problem solver, leading to breakthroughs in movement abilities, pain relief, and peak performance.

  • Essential 1 – Movement with Attention
    Wake up to Life

  • Essential 2 – Slow
    Luxuriate in the Richness of Feeling

  • Essential 3 – Variation
    Enjoy Abundant Possibilities

  • Essential 4 – Subtlety
    Experience the Power of Gentleness

  • Essential 5 – Enthusiasm
    Turn the Small into the Great

  • Essential 6 – Flexible Goals
    Make the Impossible Possible

  • Essential 7 – The Learning Switch
    Bring in the New

  • Essential 8 – Imagination & Dreams
    Create your Life

  • Essential 9 – Awareness
    Thrive with True Knowledge

Start Using the Keys to Access Your Brain Power. Download our 9 Essentials eBook to learn how:

The 9 Essentials


Movement with Attention

Bring attention to what you feel as you move. Your brain will immediately start building billions of new neurological connections to help you learn, evolve, and transform.



Slow way down to learn new skills and overcome limitations. Fast, you can only do what you already know. Slow stimulates the formation of rich new neural patterns.



Introduce variation and playfulness into everything you do. Your brain will get the information it needs to create new possibilities in movements, thoughts, and actions.



Reduce the force with which you move, think, and act. Developing greater sensitivity will enhance your brain’s ability to perceive the finest of differences.



Practice enthusiasm in your daily life. Enthusiasm tells your brain what is important to you, amplifying whatever that is and infusing it with energy to grow more.


Flexible Goals

Know your goals and embrace all the unexpected steps, mis-steps, and re-routes along the way. These are a rich source of valuable information for your brain.


The Learning Switch

For the brain to properly do its job, the learning switch needs to be turned ON. Expect that you will do, think, or learn something new in each situation, even familiar ones.


Imagination & Dreams

Imagine how to carry out your tasks and dream up as many possibilities as you can. Imagination & dreams guide your brain to continue growing and developing.



Become aware of what you are doing, sensing, thinking, and experiencing at any given moment. When you are awaring, your brain is working at its highest level.

Start Practicing the 9 Essentials

View all of the 9 Essentials of NeuroMovement® videos here.

The Nine Essentials offer you concrete, effective, and immediate ways to easily tap into your brain’s enormous potential. Practice these Essentials every day in your normal activities and see what happens!

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Access the Power of Your Brain

Begin using the 9 Essentials in your daily life today!