Imagine you need to re-learn how to walk.

There could be a multitude of reasons why someone might need to do this: recovering from a broken leg, a sprained ankle, paralysis, stroke, spinal injury, shock, back pain….the list could go on and on.

Then, there is this thing that happens *naturally when we are infants: we learn how to roll over, then we learn how to crawl and then eventually we find a way to all fours and gradually we win at the gravity game and find ourselves upright and walking….running!

But this doesn’t happen in one day, or a week, or even sometimes in one year.

It takes time.

Learning. Patience.

It also requires an appropriate environment in which to do it; the type of environment that is safe and allows for curiosity and exploration to be primary pieces of the game.

So why not use this kind of innate learning that is hard-wired within us to help us out when we are older and looking to improve our actions and functions?

I’d highly recommend going back to the basics of what you did when you were young in order to improve your walking and even your running (and squatting and other activities that require high level function – and yes walking is a high level function!).

If you bring an adult back to the ground – back to the playpen so to speak – and teach them the basics that an infant does in the first year of life some amazing stuff can happen!

This video clip is the second instalment to the Baby Liv Series that Jenn Strom and I have produced.

Be sure to check out the first one if you haven’t yet here.

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*The only time this doesn’t hold is when an infant is born with a motor disorder that doesn’t allow them to properly develop without aid.

Enjoy!

Irene.

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