Rocking Chair. Wednesday , May 02nd , 2018 - 01:57:37 AM
Reaching Out to a Stressed Toddler or Child. Rocking her can help but if she is old enough, she can rock on her own kids rocking chair while she rocks beside you. The small rocking chair should be comfortable, durable, and pretty of course. You can rock in yours while she rocks in harmony with your pace. This relaxing exercise can be a game and she'll look forward to her rocking chair. This ritual can be a happy one for both of you. Those quiet moments of bonding will assure her that there's someone who has the time for her and who is ready to listen to her, go over the coloring books and picture books with her while she rocks and have fun with her art and books. The kids rocking chair will have happy associations for her when she is fully grown.
The origin of the rocking chair is unknown but the first ones we do know of originated in England in the early 1700's and were made near Windsor Castle in Berkshire (which lies about a 20 minute drive away from Heathrow Airport) hence the name 'Windsor Rocker'. In all probability it came about through watching the therapeutic effect of gently rocking a baby in it's cradle, so why not do the same for adults? England was not the only country to have the rocker at that time, Sweden had another form around 1740 called the 'Gungstol', which just means rocking chair. These originally had 6 legs and were traditionally painted black with gold outlines. A four legged version became popular in the 1800's
The joys of a rocking chair are many, quiet joys though they are. As technology continues its constant onward march, some people still remember the peace and simplicity that comes with making a rocker a part of every day life. Some might think rockers are only for old people, but in truth, anyone who sits can gain some benefit from using this type of chair. That's because rockers are all about motion- not the crazy motion of long distance travel or freaky dancing, but something much more subtle, a gentle back and forth that may seem unremarkable to the naked eye. In truth, however, these motions can have a rather profound physical and psychological impact on us as humans. Sitting for long periods in one spot is likely to make our bodies stiff and our minds a little crazy, but sitting in a rocker keeps us engaged and our bodies are constantly moving, constantly adjusting. The fact that these movements and adjustments are slow does not really matter, because we repeat the movement so much. But sit in a rocker for an hour and sit in a normal chair for an hour- I bet you will come off the rocker feeling refreshed and rested, while your body might revolt before the hour is up if you're sitting in the regular chair.
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