Does anybody rock back and forth while standing or walking?



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Age1600
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04 Feb 2008, 6:10 am

I use to only rock back and forth while sitting, now its more of standing and walking as well also. I remember seeing the mtv special on true life:living with autism, and seeing that severely autistic rocking himself as he was standing, and walking...I looked exactly like that, it was weird. Anybody else rock back and forth while standing or sitting?


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04 Feb 2008, 6:15 am

I do it while standing. HOW do you do it while walking?



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04 Feb 2008, 6:15 am

I sway side to side when I stand; I also rotate at my waist/hips other times.

Either of the two when I stand, I always do these; I have no idea why no one pointed it out to me (the severity varies from "severe" to barely noticeable depending on how comfortable I am).

I mean, I just stand up now and I automatically sway side to side (it's extremely easy to see).



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04 Feb 2008, 6:18 am

I'd have to pay attention to myself for that.
However, I do play with my hands a lot, I can't leave them alone.



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04 Feb 2008, 6:21 am

2ukenkerl wrote:
I do it while standing. HOW do you do it while walking?


Idk how i did it either to tell u the truth lol, as i was walking, i was rocking back and forth, it was weird.


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04 Feb 2008, 6:22 am

O yeah, I also rock back and forth when I'm overwhelmed as I sit; the last time I did it severely was in a waiting room as the appointment I had was an hour late.

I don't really find it comforting when my body does it; I know some people say it soothes them, forward and backwards feels yuck to me; side to side when standing is comfortable to me.

I don't rock much when I sit.

And I also play around with my hands a lot; I do the stereotypical hand twirling and hand shaking thingies when I talk to people/in the presence of people.



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04 Feb 2008, 6:22 am

Reyairia wrote:
I'd have to pay attention to myself for that.
However, I do play with my hands a lot, I can't leave them alone.


I play with my hands alllll the time, obsessed with my hands, either flicking them in front of my face, opening and closing my hands constantly, twisting my fingers, biting my hands, flapping just the hands just to watch them flap hahahaha. I make myself so stimulated doing that, and i laugh forever, everybody around me just thinks its soo funny, how easily amused i am haha, oh well hehe!


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04 Feb 2008, 6:23 am

Danielismyname wrote:
O yeah, I also rock back and forth when I'm overwhelmed as I sit; the last time I did it severely was in a waiting room as the appointment I had was an hour late.

I don't really find it comforting when my body does it; I know some people say it soothes them, forward and backwards feel yuck to me; side to side when standing is comfortable to me.

I don't rock much when I sit.


I know what u mean, not feeling always comfortable, theres def times, when i get too stressed and rock too much that it just adds to the stress, but sometimes i just cant stop myself rocking... :roll:


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04 Feb 2008, 10:08 am

I rock.


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04 Feb 2008, 10:25 am

Age1600 wrote:
I use to only rock back and forth while sitting, now its more of standing and walking as well also. I remember seeing the mtv special on true life:living with autism, and seeing that severely autistic rocking himself as he was standing, and walking...I looked exactly like that, it was weird. Anybody else rock back and forth while standing or sitting?

Am rarely not rocking whether standing or sitting,not sure about walking though.


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04 Feb 2008, 10:26 am

I dont rock, but I pace up and down if I am made to wait for anything. If I am at a bus stop I sort of walk up and down in front of the shelter, though I try to stop because people are looking at me. I seem to not have the ability to stand still long without breaking into a pace...

When I was a kid my mother had to watch me carefully when we were out shopping because of my tendency to wander off.

Sorry I know that is nothing to do with rocking.. I think it is just my overactive mind.. standing still translates into my mind wanting to be doing something and then my legs start moving and thats it.


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04 Feb 2008, 10:47 am

I sway a bit side to side when I am standing. It usually is only my midsection so I stand there with my hips rocking side to side with my chest staying pretty much still.
I seldom rock front to back while standing, unless I start leaning against a wall to curb my swaying. Then I start bouncing off the wall and slamming back into it. All the benefits of rocking with extra pressure, plus extra oddness. :D



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04 Feb 2008, 12:33 pm

I do it all the time while sitting or standing, but not while walking.



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04 Feb 2008, 12:35 pm

I rock a bit when I sit and I can never keep my feet still. It's not too severe though.



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04 Feb 2008, 1:47 pm

think lots of people do this though...

but i do standing, especially when WAITING for something...

i also catch myself pacing in small circles whenever i am playing with my testtubes at the lab and am making small adjustments to things while they are in my hands. helps me focus


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