Word of the week: proprioceptors



Do you have good proprioception?

Proprioception

Balance, proprioception and alignment

 

This is the word that came up today from Dictionary.com.  And I got quite excited!

I knew this word from my recent Nia fitness Green Belt training.  In Nia we talk about ‘listening’ to the body.  And it’s the proprioceptors - within the sensory nerve endings – that help to give us information about the position of our joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and how they’re feeling.

Indeed, with the help of our unconscious proprioceptors, it’s the conscious movement of the 52 moves of Nia fitness that help us to maintain awareness of the whole body as we move with flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength.

So, it’s yay! for Dictionary.com.  And definitely yay! for Nia :-)

Here’s a lovely quote about proprioception. I was talking of proprioception —your awareness of where you are in relation to everything else around you: Jennifer Fallon, The Palace of Impossible Dreams, 2008

How are your proprioceptors today?