Vestibular pleasure and the Wonder Body: how balance, equilibrium, orientation turn us on!

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In this episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex explore three senses: balance, equilibrium, and orientation and their interplay. How do these senses keep us upright--or not--as we move through the world? Do they atrophy over time? How can we keep them intact? In what contexts can they bring us pleasure? We wander into conversation about adults in playgrounds and internalized homophobia and the community of adults who still like to play on the swings.

Want to experiment with these on your own? Try going to a playground (feel free to take a kid or a dog as an escort). Or roll on a ball, jump in water, balance on one foot, or even do sun salutations.

Print out the coloring page for yourself and show us how it turns out.

And don't forget theirs a little audio outtake gift after the music at the end. Sometimes worth hanging around. 🙂

Mentioned in this show:

  • Beautiful video and sound of iceskating on black ice
  • Dutch class that teaches the elderly how to tumble again
  • I Love Hue app

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Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

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