Reflexes are essential to development:
A reflex is an instinctual, stereotypical movement or combination of movements that happen automatically, without conscious effort or will.  

 

Primitive reflexes emerge in the womb and infancy and ideally, are only active for a short time. !   Postural reflexes are active our whole lives.

 

When Primitive reflexes remain active and postural reflexes are underdeveloped there are often underlying foundational problems with functioning. 

 

Rhythmic and Reflex Integration Movements stimulate the brain leading to better neural foundations and better functioning in all realms:

 

 Physical—stamina, posture, balance  

 Cognitive Functioning

 Social/Emotional

 Increasing feelings of well-being, joy, calm