About In the Flow ~ Proprio
In the Flow Proprio is short for
In the Flow Proprioception. Proprioception
is the sense of the relative position of
neighbouring parts of the body and
strength of effort being employed in
movement. It's also known as the sixth
sense. Proprioception is key in maintaining
our physical balance and as the human
body is a microcosm of the totality of self,
it is also a key component in emotional
and mental balance as well.
Having a healthy sense of proprioception
is a very important aspect in maintaining
a healthy body and emotional state. Proprioception training is commonly used in rehabilitation of injuries, but it can just as easily be used to prevent injury. Kinesthetic awareness, or the ability to know where your body is in 3-dimensional space, is required for every movement we make. It's even required for standing and sitting. Some know this as "Body Sense"
"Body sense is the ability to pay attention to our sensations, emotions, body shape, and movements, in the present moment, without the mediating influence of judgmental thoughts. In technological societies where thinking is favored, people lose touch with their bodies, compromising physical and mental health. It a restorative embodied self-awareness and a pathway to well-being.", Alan Fogel, Ph.D.
We can greatly reduce the problems of premature aging through developing our sense of balance along with our sense of body awareness. Why wait for the need to rehab a sports injury or a fall to being understanding the subtle language of the body? Through developing our sense of proprioception we can hear the messages our bodies are sending us and use them to prevent injury, release stress/trauma and promote a healthy bio-chemistry.
About In the Flow Studios Body
In the Flow Studios ~ Body is a space
to reconnect with our bodies and revitalize
our minds. We're dedicated to providing
cutting edge health and wellness
information by the foremost minds in
Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine as
well as Alternative Medicine.
Most of us have been convinced that it is
natural for our bodies to decay as we age.
We accept ever more limiting mobility and
lack of vitality as an inevitable consequence
of getting older. Our bodies do change as
we age, but what if many of the symptoms
we attribute to age are actually a result of
lifestyle, diet, lack of mobility, dehydration, not enough sleep, etc.?
And what if we were given the tools to take a more active and better
educated role in our health?
At In the Flow Studios Body we believe in the health benefits of prevention, cleansing and revitalization. As we become better educated about our bodies, we increase our quality of life. We've spent years gathering data from some of the foremost experts in their fields so that we can bring you the latest information about: quality of movement, longevity, health, vitality and healing. We try to provide links or contact information for each of our featured experts. This gives you the opportunity to research further on any given topic as inspired.
In the Flow Studios Body shares new research studies and modern medical break-throughs as well as looks to the wisdom of our ancestors and the healing power of Mother Nature. We hope to bring you relevant information that you can implement to enrich your experience of daily life and encourage you to step outside your comfort-zone.
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"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ~Voltaire
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About In the Flow Proprioceptive Child Development
Helping our children achieve good balance is vital. "Balance is the pillar beneath every skill we have,"
says Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D., professor of human physiology at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Researchers are connecting balance to mental, not just physical, functioning. Balance is a multi-sensory
activity. Our “sense” of balance, from the time of our embryonic development through full-fledged adulthood,
is based on the proper functioning of the vestibular system in close conjunction with our visual, motor skills
and positioning (proprioceptive) systems. Body position, muscular-skeletal control, tactile feedback, motor
coordination and visual processing inputs all combine to form a “multi-sensory network” with many functions.
This seamless system of inputs and feedback must work precisely to form what we call our sense of balance.
Highly calibrated sensory integration skills are required for good balance and a range of learning, reading
and other difficulties occur when the relationship between balance and our other sensory systems is upset
or out of sync.
Incorporating “proprioceptive play exercises” in child development is important in helping children learn to successfully navigate and process the experience of life. We post different exercises, research studies and links to further information on our blog regularly. If you live in Southern California, Hip Hop Martial Arts® is a great program for pre-teens, teens and adults. They blend Hip Hop, Martial Arts with exercises to enhance proprioception, agility, and help develop fine and gross motor skills. For more information visit their website:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them. ~Shakti Gawain
“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” ~Plato
“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” ~William Shakespeare