Have you ever tried balancing on one foot?
Not too difficult, right?
But what about balancing on one foot with your eyes closed?
Quite more challenging, is it not?
Ninjas have three systems to help them balance: the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive. Together, they help us stand in place, walk straight, and move throughout the world with what may seem like minimal effort.
But what happens when one of those systems shuts down, even temporarily?
More importantly, can doing this purposely and strategically help us improve our ability to balance – a key skill every jump rope ninja must possess?
Those are the questions I hope to answer in this post.
Let’s take a look. [Read more...]