Blog of the Week: The Power of Walking Backwards — 3 Comments

  1. I often get my pupils to walk backwards. I then get them to stop, tell themselves that they are still walking backwards as they give consent to walk forwards. The results are amazing.
    I’ve also tried getting them to think they are cycling backwards whilst moving forward.

  2. That’s the idea exactly, Mark. The results are fascinating, and very consistent. It’s similar to negative directions — “I’m not walking” is something I occasionally say to myself as I walk, especially when I notice myself endgaining (like when I’m late for an appointment or something.

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