rocking back and forth
Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:03 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:23 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:11 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:15 AM
I have this friend who is in their 20's. They habitually rock back and forth.I know they have a disabilty ,but I was wondering, does anyone know if that can cause damage to the brain? Does anyone know what causes that need to rock back and forth? I heard that people who are autistic sometimes do that but I dont think that my friend is autistic.
I do it when I'm standing because it helps mitigate my joint pain. It alternates the weight on my joints so that it's not a constant weight. It's also a really tempting thing to do when you're blind. A lot of blind people (who haven't been trained into suppressing it) rock back and forth. We all do it on a minute level but for sighted people, vision keeps you from doing it visibly. For blind people, we don't have the vision to know keep it within invisible limits, and congenitally blind people don't know that others don't rock back and forth until someone explicitly tells them so.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:53 AM
Anyways... sometimes it's a familiar pattern of movement that helps to calm anxiety or stress. And sometimes it's just a habit.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:41 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:45 AM
I do it when I'm standing because it helps mitigate my joint pain. It alternates the weight on my joints so that it's not a constant weight.
I do this very subtly, shifting my weight because I have crap knees.
I also do it while sitting if no one is around because, darn it, rocking just feels good. I plan on getting a rocking chair when I get into a bigger place.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:57 AM
I hate rocking chairs, though. I'd like to manage my own rocking, thank you very much!
Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:02 AM
Unfortunately that's when people tend to go "Are you okay, you're rocking..."
I don't think it''d do much damage, unless it was really violent?
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:50 AM
Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:50 AM
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