Endymion said:I found this intriguing so have started this survey to ascertain the accuracy of this information.NORDIC HEALER said:I have also heard that spinning to the Right will throw you more into a Left Brain type consciousness, and conversely spinning to the Left will then throw you more into a Right Brain type conciousness.
1. Do you spin to the right or left?
2. Do you identify as 'the artist' or 'the scientist'?
3. How often do you spin, and how many revolutions each time?
4. What effects have you noticed from spinning?
2. Artist... with a scientific approach?
3. Oh my. Well. Everyday for sure. Morning. Afternoon. NIGHT. Whenever I get a chance.
How many? This completely puzzles me. I will explain below.
4. Decision-making. Creativity. Soothing. Sometimes exhaustion.
Ok. This is my introduction as a n00b. Five years ago after feeling the constant weirdo I searched the internet for stories of other people who liked to spin. I vividly remember only finding stories of moms who thought that what their kids were doing was hilarious, and of course the dervish. Remembering this I decided to give it another go and came upon this site.
I've been spinning since forever. I guess I was the kid who started it and didn't stop. My parents discouraged it around age 8 which led me to do it in private. (Prior to that I guess I just broke out in spin whenever I felt like it. Must of been nice.) I didn't really get above 1 hour till about age 12, but then my "endurance" for this completely exploded. Till this day I look forward to the weekends that I can set aside for complete 'me' time so that I can spin for hours upon hours. I feel kind of odd saying this but spinning for 10 hours sounds like fun. I don't get to do it terribly often. But, it's what I do. Literally always have. No idea why this isn't apart of everyone else's daily routine. (Ok, I have theories.) When I say I spin for hours I do take breaks. Eat something. The absolute best is spinning and interspersing it with a good book. Talk about creativity. This is why I find the "how many times" question odd. I can't imagine being concerned with that... I'm somewhere else...
WHY do I spin? For me spinning is a beautiful emotional stream of consciousness that manifests itself into stories. I often do it with music (like 95% of the time). When I was younger, I wasn't aware of the benefits of spinning, but I've since figured things out. The "stories" are often direct manifestations of 'issues' that I'm experiencing except issues gives a negative connotation which is not what I want. Hmph. The stories are like a map that's easily readable to me. I still have to provide the compass myself.
I apologize if this isn't using the lingo a lot of these posts seem to be using. I'm 23, and only recently have I considered that what I've been doing (for so long) is even meditation. It didn't really matter whether or not it was. One more thing: in the spirit of fairness there are two marked 'negative' side effects from my lifestyle. One is the exhaustion after a long spin (hours and hours). I can usually expect to clock well past 10 hours of sleep after an experience like that. Another is really getting to desire spinning above interaction with what is commonly referred to as reality. I have a rule where I'm not allowed to turn down a social-engagement purely for reasons of spinning. It works.
Hope that added something.
PS- People ask me what I do to workout all the time. This forum is where the truth lays. lolz.