co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, ND
Your body has the wonderful ability to perceive its position in space. This is known as “proprioception” (proprio- = self, -ception = awareness). It does so by an intricate network of receptors and their association nerve signals that transmit stimuli (i.e. information) with regards to pressure, stretch, vibration, acceleration, etc.
This is part of the reason when you’ve been sitting (or standing) in a specific position for a too long period of time it begins to get uncomfortable and you need to move.