Supine Rocking – From Triphasic Recovery manual
Have you ever noticed how rocking can make you feel calm and relaxed? Well, it turns out that rocking isn’t just soothing for babies; it can also help adults relax by stimulating something called the “parasympathetic nervous system.”
Our bodies have two nervous systems, like two superheroes. One is the “sympathetic nervous system,” which helps us when we’re in action mode, like when we’re playing sports or solving a tricky math problem. The other is the “parasympathetic nervous system,” which is like our recovery system. It’s what helps us calm down and feel peaceful, just like when a baby is rocked to sleep.
Rocking back and forth, like when you’re in a swing. on your back in video above or a rocking chair, tells your body it’s time to relax. It’s like a signal to the parasympathetic nervous system to take over and help you feel calm and at ease. Just like how a gentle rocking motion can lull a baby to sleep, it can do the same for you, helping you de-stress and recharge.
So, the next time you’re feeling a little stressed or need a break, try some gentle rocking. It’s a simple way to activate your body’s natural recovery system and find your inner calm, just like a peaceful baby.