Peripheral vision

This last one is my favorite. Start on one leg or tandem stance and begin to look far into the distance about 100 meters. While staring at one spot far in the distance start to take notice of everything in your peripheral vision. Call out what you see, but do not move your gaze.

~ Emily Splichal from, https://barefootstrongblog.com/2021/04/19/balance-the-basal-ganglia-the-power-of-eye-movement-exercises/

Frequently, I perambulate through the enormous amounts of information I’ve bookmarked—in every sense of that word. Often I read things which cause me to discover some new thread of thinking. But just as often I find things that simply make me go, “hmm, that’s interesting.” So tomorrow I think I’ll assemble some pipe scaffolding to make something upon which to balance, simply so I can try this exercise.

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From Primal to Bipedal

barefootstrongblog.com/2017/08/09/from-primal-to-bipedal-why-we-need-to-get-off-the-ground-and-walk-more/

From the medial rotation of the ilium creating the lateral fascial line and allowing single leg stance to the abduction of the foot’s 1st ray creating the spiral fascial line and lateral fascial line allowing the stability for a rigid lever – everything – I repeat everything favors locomotion – and we need to train the body as such.

~ Emily Splichal

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How “tuned in” is your nervous system?

barefootstrongblog.com/2017/03/26/how-tuned-in-is-your-nervous-system-advances-in-barefoot-science/

With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground – much of this “noise” enters our nervous system through the feet. If this foot “noise” is tuned out or unable to be sensed by the nervous system inaccurate movement patterns and delayed time to stabilization (i.e. injury) is the result.

~ Emily Splichal

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