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Crawl B4 School

The summer holidays are almost a distant memory … 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 I teach on my 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.

cross crawl

It is well documented that cross crawl helps us improve memory, concentration and digestion. It reduces stress and anxiety, enhances creativity, lymph flow and boosts the efficiency of our immune system.

So why not give it a try and perhaps even monitor how you and your children feel after a week?  … 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.

My next course starts soon and I have a taster event this evening (Wednesday 2nd September 2014) for anyone who wants to find out more before they commit. There are only a few spaces left for the taster event, so please do contact me (Vanessa at Health’s Angels) as soon as possible if you’d like to join us.

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