These set of exercises help when the body is struggling to have the energy cross from the left side of the brain to the right side of the body and from the right side of the brain to the left side of the body. The cross crawl reinforces the cross over patterns in your brain and your body. Figure 8 crossover patterns can be found all over the body from the macro to the micro and out into the energetic field.
Do cross crawls when:
You want better balance/improves coordination
Want more energy
Balance right and left-brain functioning
If you have done the cross crawls and you are left feeling tired, or uncoordinated this is a possible indication of a homolateral problem with your energy running parallel. It is important to stop doing the cross crawl because this exercise can embed the homolateral pattern.
Homolateral patterns happen when the body cannot access or move energies in a crossing pattern over the body. This will happen naturally when the body needs to slow down, heal, rest, re-group. It becomes a problem when this pattern becomes a habit.
Symptoms that can indicate your energies are running parallel:
Senses are less acute
You feel less alive
Your physical processes slow down
Tend toward depression
Exercise that normally energizes drains you
Hard to think clearly
Chronically exhausted or ill for unknown reasons and can’t get well
More awkward or clumsy
Having trouble staying focused at work or school
*only do the homolateral crossover re patterning exercise till symptoms above improve, depending on the condition i.e. chronic fatigue this can take months so be patient.