“Adult Crawling” is a great exercise to help develop connections in the Anterior Oblique and Posterior Oblique slings which normally get developed when babies learn to crawl. It helps activate these slings and the deep stabilisers required for dynamic, spontaneous stability, so it is an ideal exercise to include in a warm up.
This exercise is not only useful for dancers. Test out your whole family and see which level you can each achieve! Do not be in a rush to do the whole sequence. Take your time mastering each level, and especially note your back position and ability to rotate the upper back in each stage. This helps ensure that you do not grip with the outer abdominals, which defeats the whole point of the exercise. Keep breathing normally throughout the entire exercise. If you find yourself holding your breath at any stage, regress to the previous stage.