In his introduction to his book “The Complete Rocking-Horse Maker”, Anthony Dew says:
Rocking is not only soothing for crying babies, it has a similar effect on children of all ages who may rock themselves back and forth if sad or unhappy, or just bored. Mentally disturbed people do it, as do perfectly sane adults in rocking chairs. It is the physical form of the mantra of meditators; a panacea; a way to sooth and ease the mind. On a rocking horse, it is fun too.
What's your experience?