Yesterday we did some handstand holds and last week we did some forward rolls. Some of you guys have some issues with dizziness so I wanted to take a second to explain what those movements train and why it’s important. We are training what is called the vestibular sense.
So What’s the vestibular sense?
The vestibular sense responds to a change in your head position or having your feet lifted off of the ground. It also contributes to balance and equilibrium.
And why is it important?
Vestibular input is important because it helps you maintain balance and trunk control and also helps you successfully interact with your environment for fine motor, visual motor (e.g. tracking a moving object), gross motor, sports activities and self-care activities (e.g. tilting your head back to rinse shampoo out of your hair, or maintaining composure after something like a car wreck or fall).