body scheme

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1. a calculated plan of action.
2. schema.
body scheme the acquisition of an internal awareness of the body and the relationship of body parts to one another; a sensorimotor performance component of occupational therapy.
Intervention scheme see intervention scheme.
Problem Classification scheme see problem classification scheme.

bod·y scheme

(bod'ē skēm)
A kinesthetic awareness of body parts and the relationship of those parts to one another and to objects in the environment.
Synonym(s): kinesthetic awareness.

body scheme

Knowledge of one's body parts and their relative positions.
See: proprioception
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They also need to develop their ability to detect and correct movement errors, which goes hand-in-hand with an increased kinesthetic awareness (i.e., sensing location, direction, and speed of movement of body parts), good perceptual rhythmic abilities (recognizing different elements of rhythm), and increased attention and memory capacity (e.g., by memorizing larger amounts of information as one particular item or "chunking").
Critical for further central nervous system development, kinesthetic awareness improves and movements become more fluid.
"She has to be fast and tough, and have that kinesthetic awareness - knowing where she is when she's upside down and backwards," he said.
This technique centers on the application of conscious thought (Cognition), and sensory perceptions of the body (Kinesthetic awareness) to improve posture and performance).
Carrying this increased kinesthetic awareness and efficiency to the rest of your workout with running and weight training increases the effectiveness and safety of your overall training.
Kenneth Cooper, founder of the Aerobics Center in Dallas, states "ballroom dance is a fairly minimal activity, but if you can combine frequency per week with duration, you can get a nice training effect." Other possible physical benefits of dance for older adults include: improved balance, coordination and kinesthetic awareness, improved alignment with decreased arthritis difficulties, insomnia, neuromuscular hypertension, and low back pain.
Kinesthetic awareness of body movement helps students to identify boundaries of personal space and general space which allows the student to experience and understand the relationship of the body to the environment.
* Enroll in somatic education courses--such as the Alexander Technique or Feldenkrais Method--to experience optimal dynamic alignment and to awaken your own kinesthetic awareness. Cultivating these self-sensing tools is a wonderful beginning to correcting skeletal misalignment and misuse or overuse of muscles.
There are lineages in the history of kinesthetic awareness. I think of Mabel Ellsworth Todd and her book The Thinking Body, Bonnie Cohen's Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais (which I've started to study myself, and I'm totally awe-stuck by Feldenkrais' body-mind work; it's trickster, magic stuff).
Attending to and noticing one's body in motion leads to kinesthetic awareness and the discovery of alternative, less destructive habits.
Our awareness of our muscles and movements is called "kinesthesia." Kinesthesia or kinesthetic awareness includes our sense of muscular tension or ease, joint position, balance and movement, and involves input from muscles, joints and the vestibular system of the inner ear.
The interdependent relationship between the breathing and phonatory mechanisms is fostered by kinesthetic awareness. (6) Kinesthesia is not technically defined in Doscher's book, but it is integrally entwined with her concept of functionality.