Improving Your Kinesthetic Awareness

T he kinesthetic action of typing on a typewriter requires the successful
programming of a typist's brain. When a typist makes a typing mistake, a new neural
pathway is established, and the same mistake is often repeated again until a conscious
thought reestablishes the correct pathway.
As an exercise, look into a mirror and move your various facial muscles, scalp
muscles, eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth and finally your ears. (You can practice this
at home while shaving or putting on your daily makeup.) Now move and bend each
one of your fingers individually.
Do the same with your toes after taking off your shoes and socks. While seated
flex, twist or move the various muscles in your legs, stomach, chest, shoulders, back
and neck. Explore yourself and direct your attention to your different muscle groups
for more conscious control. Once your conscious awareness discovers or strikes
upon the correct motor and neural pathways it is seeking, the kinesthetic flexing
activity can be repeated and refined. In this way, some people have learned how to
move their ears in different ways. When you practice this exercise, you’ll soon learn
that you have much more control over your muscles than you may have thought.
Now print the following 10 statements on a piece of paper held on the side &
without looking at it until you've finished all the statements. Print small, but use as
much paper as you need.
1) I am free of fear, worry and anxiety in my life.
2) My mind is growing constantly.
3) I am becoming healthier every day in every way.
4) My enthusiasm and zest for life is increasing.
5) My self-confidence and security is improving every day.
6) I am thinking more clearly and creatively.
7) I am constantly improving myself.
8) I am achieving emotional stability and balance in my life.
9) I am youthful, strong and full of positive energy.
10) I am becoming more productive and efficient in everything I do.
Look at the result. How did you do? Now transcribe the same statements on
another sheet of paper, but write them in longhand this time, and take your time.
Now work with a partner and take turns. Write or print in midair certain words in
pantomime from the statements above and see if your partner can tell which statement
you wrote. Remember, your partner will perceive them as mirror images.