Gymnastics and the vestibular system

I find that most coaches don’t know much about the vestibular system even though it’s critical to success in acrobatics sports.

Here’s the second video in Tumbl Trak’s special needs series on training the vestibular system.

… vestibular system … the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance. …

The brain uses information from the vestibular system in the head and from proprioception throughout the body to understand the body’s dynamics and kinematics (including its position and acceleration) from moment to moment. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Rec Gymnastics)