Here are some perspectives on the swing that you may have not considered before…
Everybody likes to play on the swing.
In villages in the days gone by, games would be played on swings tied onto the branches of banyan trees on the outskirts of villages.
However, such sights have become rare and have now vanished altogether.
Playing on the swing is good not only for the body, but for the mind as well.
That is why most Indian homes make provisions for hanging a swing.
Swings are being designed these days keeping in mind the reducing space in homes.
Even Gods enjoy swinging. Temples have rituals that have gods on the swing too. Sri Radharani and Sri Krishna (cover photo: coutesy Pinterest.com) utilized swing regularly — the same is found in display (functioning) at Vrindavan even today.
When we swing, our negative thoughts are replaced by positive ones.
Our happiness will increase and lead to positive thoughts about the future.
This is the reason why weddings have a ritual ceremony on the swing.
Swinging refreshes the mind.
When you sit erect on the swing, raise your hands, hold the chains on the two sides and swing fast, blood circulation to the spine increases. This makes the brain brisk.
Women (also men) suffering from back pain due to sitting in front of the computer for hours together can benefit by swinging every day. It will strengthen their backs and cure their neck pain.
Swinging in the garden is more beneficial.
The oxygen from the plants and trees will spread through the body faster and purify the blood.
The purified blood will flow to the heart and make it function well. Swinging every day in the garden will regulate heart diseases.
When we swing, the blood flow increases and improves.
Swinging slowly after a meal is good for health.This will help digest the food as well.
If you swing when angry, you will calm down.When you come home after a tiring day, sit on the swing with your face raised, eyes closed, hands pressed on the wooden platform and relax. You will feel well rested and rejuvenated.
In the olden days, all houses had a swing in the drawing room.
The visiting divine beings would enjoy sitting on the swing.
They would also bless the family.
Auspicious matters were discussed sitting on the swing.
The swing is one of the objects that make a home beautiful.
It is also considered a divine seat.
It is good to keep a swing near the entrance of your home, according to Vaastu.
Swinging promotes sensory integration
An experiment that has shown success for students with sensory processing disorders —is utilizing a swing. Swinging allows a child to neutralize the disruptions that are caused by their vestibular system, which can often originate in the inner ear. The smooth, back-and-forth motion can be soothing and calming to a child, which is why you will often see swings are employed and made use of in classroom or therapy settings. If families want to try this at home, they can install an outdoor swing, or one that has straps and allows the child to feel secure and comforted by the deep stimulus. Many manufacturers also offer swings that can be installed in doorways for families without access to outside space.
Children with processing disorders may find balance and feel motivated, comfortable and safe when a swing is utilized as part of their day to day activity.
Let us swing and smile always !