Using the Proprioceptive Sense for Balance on a Rough Trail . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 1 August 2019; published on 3 November 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a video on using the proprioceptive sense to maintain balance while hiking on a rough trail. There is an edited Summary after the video  …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have hiking lore for you. This is about the proprioceptive sense, and how it steadies your balance in case you are walking on uneven ground or downhill, on a trail that is not too well defined. So you are walking along, and you are not certain of your balance. So what you do is you touch a twig on a nearby bush. Touching the twig while your feet are walking along steadies your balance.

I will give you an example here. I am going down this slope … [shows moderately sloping, rough trail.] It is not so hard to balance here, but I will pretend that it is, so that you can see. I am going along … Let’s say I need to step down now. Here is the twig; I just lightly touch this twig, see? … [Shows two fingers just touching a twig, not grasping it.] … I just lightly touch it as I am walking along. I do not hold on. And touching the twig steadies me. So here I am, walking along.

Now you may be wondering why this works. I do not know why it works. All I know is that one day, when I started to slide down a very precipitous cliff, and there were no strong branches to hold onto, I touched a twig, and it steadied my balance, and I stopped the fall. You will have to try it, and see if it works for you.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

…………………..

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

…………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………….

proprioceptive sense, balance, hiking, trail lore, nature,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.