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  • Danielle Amedeo

What does kinesthetic mean?

Kinesthetic awareness is our ability to sense how the body is moving through space, and the relationship of parts internally- ie, bones, muscles, and joints. Our kinesthetic sense can become spotty, meaning there are some areas that we can sense more clearly than others, like our face, hands and feet. It can also be faulty, meaning we might think we're standing upright when we're actually hunched over. After years of standing this way, it will feel like normal, and if you were to actually stand fully upright, the new way would feel terribly wrong. This is a kinesthetic sense that has gone awry. In Alexander lessons, we improve kinesthetic awareness in order to sense when parts of the body are and aren't relating well, and to be clear about how we want

to improve that organization.

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