There's an eastern meditation exercise which should offer benefits in mind/body coordination. One of the first exercises in Sadhana (/So' -dana/) by Anthony De Mello [link] is the following, assuming a comfortable relaxed posture:
- Direct your attention on the left elbow.
- Direct your attention on the right big toe.
- Direct your attention on the left shoulder.
- Direct your attention on the right elbow.
- Direct your attention on the left big toe.
- Direct your attention on the right shoulder.
Go through the sequence slowly the first few times, make sure you feel the spot (air moving against the skin, some sense of muscular tension (but don't tense, don't move anything during this exercise except for normal breathing)), perhaps even the pulse of the bloodflow. After some practice, go through the sequence more quickly.
I may not be remembering the exact sequence or locations, but the point is to learn how to quickly select a part of the body and more tightly bind the stream of sensations to the higher parts of consciousness. It should also increase your total awareness of your body.
Personally, I found the most difficult part of this exercise was alternating the left and right sides of the body. With my eyes closed, I can easily start with my index finger and move my attention to nearby parts, like the wrist, other fingers, higher up the arm. Attempting to find the right foot immediately after the left arm was (is) difficult for me to do quickly. I kind of have to feel my way down my leg to get there. But after a few times through, it becomes easier.
The next level is feel all these parts of the body at once. But it is a different exercise with a somewhat different goal.
I highly recommend the above book (I must have given away my copy) to anyone interested in meditation. It is spiritual practice but is essentially "religion"-neutral, and can be used by practitioners of any religion. (I'd be very surprised to learn different.)
Edit: Still more disjointed commentary. William James describes the primary function of consciousness as selection. That is selecting what to pay attention to and what to ignore. I had earler used the term focus attention which I now think is redundant, since both component terms implicitly include their opposite (to bring one thing into focus, one pushes others out of focus; to attend to one stimulus is to ignore (or reduce attention toward) another stimulus).
Now, since stimuli and motor commands are both carried by the nervous system, it becomes apparent that these can be affected by drugs that act upon the nervous system. Stimulants can increase the apparent strength of stimuli and the apparent speed of motion. But it's very difficult to analyze this effect upon oneself precisely because they both change together. You may indeed be the Drunken Master, but it's hard to determine this for oneself due to the Beer Goggles. :) (And remember, the Drunken Master still needed intense (sober) physical training.)
Other dangers in this area include: excessive dose of stimulants can produce jitters, shaking of the muscles in an uncontrollable manner (which is the opposite of what we want). Use of stimulants can encourage chemical dependence (not good). And abuse can cause hallucinations, disconnection with others/reality.
I suppose I'm saying try practicing after drinking a glass of water, and then try after a cup of coffee. I am NOT saying: try some coke to make your solo awesome. Use your brain, always. A beer may help you get the rhythm nice and smooth at the local open mic. A fifth of jack will not help.