"A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand.
Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns.
Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength.
This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost." -Gray Cook
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