Lazy 8′s are used in Brain Gym to help YOU: think more clearly, relax and calm, improve hand-eye co-ordination, improve visual tracking (moving you eyes and not your head to see something). increase attention span increase writing flow and speed balance emotions improves memory improve cross laterality (crossing the midline of the body, your belly button, connects the right and left hemisphere) to develop hand dominance (being right or left handed)
Trace the 8s-created by an OT (who is also a Brain Gym consultant) named Steven Kane. They are a series of increasingly complex 8 cards that have to be traced with dominant, non-dominant, and both hands together. I use these all the time in my practice to work on visual motor, attention, laterality, and brain integration.