Body-Kinaesthetic Intelligence

Body-Kinaesthetic Intelligence

To slip up or be wrong footed is an expression used to refer to the idea of a mistake, of having committed an error. We can slip up or be wrong footed due to losing our balance, due to a slope being too steep or a lack of stability due to decisions taken under less than optimum conditions. Stability requires the ability to control our body movements and to handle objects with skill to avoid breaking them.
Body-Kinaesthetic intelligence is expressed through facial expressions, hand gestures and body movements. Possessing kinaesthetic body intelligence means “knowing how to think and work with and on movements and gestures”, and it allows people that have it to use it for identifying and solving problems, as well as for creating and innovating.

When our body is in a condition to function well, our mind is also clearer, more connected and is able to express its potential to the fullest. When our body feels good, everything goes well. The Romans coined the phrase: “mens sana in corpore sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body) and there is no truer saying.
An unhealthy body goes hand in hand with an unhealthy mind, with repercussions on the way we make decisions. We may favour choices that give us an immediate advantage or make decisions based on positive information only that we may exploit, without realising the negative consequences.

In the cognitive sciences, the most stimulating states are often those we take for granted in our daily lives. Many times in life, even when we have opportunities and options, we are not in control if we are not in harmony with ourselves. And without harmony, it is difficult to exploit opportunities.
In fact, control and harmony allow us to broaden our vision and seize opportunities when they arise. Being in harmony means listening to what is happening to us but, above all, listening to our body, sensing it and perceiving it. And, in this way, stimulating our ability to understand and sense ourselves on a deep level.