Swinging is not only great fun for children. But unfortunately parents have far too seldom the opportunity to have a good time on the swing. Swinging supports the development of children's sense of balance and provides relaxation for adults and can even relieve pain. No matter if big or small, swinging is good for everyone and is fun.
With stretching and bending movements with the arms and legs or by pushing off from a fixed point, swinging can be done with swinging. By swinging, the swing becomes a pendulum. To make the swing move or swing more, the stretching and bending movements must be repeated repeatedly.
Most children like to swing and ride carousels for their lives. Some adults already turn their stomachs when they watch. This is because the sense of balance in babies is still in the middle of development.
Preference for uniform movements begins early. Nothing calms an upset baby better than gentle swinging or weighing. If the children are already six or seven months old, they often start swinging their heads themselves to stimulate the organ of equilibrium.
It doesn't have to be an entire carousel: swinging in the baby bouncer, being carried in the breast cloth or simply sitting upright in the child seat - all this is enough to support the vestibular organ. Often children want to be whirled in circles again and again, it is fun and important for their health.
Whether we walk, sit or lie, are awake or sleep - the organ of equilibrium informs the brain about the position of the body in space, without the activity of this organ penetrating our consciousness. We only register that it is still present when it is irritated and therefore gives unpleasant sensations.
When you rock regularly, you're much more relaxed than when you never do. It also strengthens the sense of balance. Many adults get sick in the process.
The gentle weighing movements of a rocking chair not only have a calming effect, but also make painkillers superfluous. The patients seemed to be significantly more balanced than the others.
They rarely asked for pain-relieving medication and were also safer on their legs when walking. Behavioural patterns such as crying, anxiety, tension or depressions occurred less frequently.
A child is known to sleep better the first year after birth when it feels a slight rocking motion. Even during pregnancy, they are gently rocked in the amniotic fluid.
A study shows that adults also sleep better when they lie in a slightly rocking hammock, for example, or sleep better than when they lie in a normal bed.
The pleasure-giving effect of the vestibular organ does not stop at the end of childhood - only the strategies change. Young people hop and wiggle with flying hair in the disco or enjoy themselves on daring roller coasters.
Adults do sports for relaxation and excitement in equal measure: Skiing, horse riding, surfing, sailing and tennis are sports in which the organ of balance is intensively stressed.
Leisure activities such as hang gliding or bungee jumping also fall into this category. Even joggers refer to the elation that can arise from the rhythmic trot while running. Swinging is both exciting and relaxing. It makes you smart because it primarily stimulates your sense of balance and thus significantly promotes motor maturation. And motor and mental development are inextricably linked.