Cross Crawl B4 School
The summer holidays are almost over … and if you feel you might have trouble getting yourself or your children out of bed in the morning after all those lie-ins, you may want to give the ‘cross crawl’ exercise a go.
Cross crawl is an exercise that we teach on our Foundation Kinesiology Training Courses and it is essentially an exaggerated walk which facilitates the crossover of energy between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This is important because when our energy doesn’t crossover, it slows down dramatically and can severely inhibit our ability to function well and even heal.
When we are born our energy runs in a homolateral pattern (homolateral means straight up and down) and it is actually the act of crawling that establishes the pattern of allowing our energy to crossover. Interestingly more and more experts are now realising that children who do not learn to crawl are more likely to develop learning disabilities.
To perform the cross crawl, lift your left leg and right arm together and then lift your right leg and left arm together, as if you are marching. As you move your limbs, gently twist your upper body so that as you raise your arm it crosses over the mid-line of the body to the opposite side. One of the many variations you can use is to tap a hand to the opposite knee.
So why not give it a try and perhaps even monitor how you and your children feel after a week? You may even want to go one step further and complete our Daily Energy Routine every morning (which includes the cross crawl) before school. The Daily Energy Routine is free to download, simply visit the Resources area of our website to get your copy.… and for anyone who wants to find out even more new thinking and potentially life changing techniques to boost the heath and well-being of you and your family, you may like to consider investing in some Kinesiology training. Our next season of Foundation training starts next month (October 2017) and there are only a few spaces left, please do contact me if you’d like to join us.