Kinesthesia

Defined as the ability of our bodies to detect position and guide the action of muscles in order to perform a specific task. You can touch your ear without thinking about the specific movements needed to accomplish this task. Your body knows, via Kinesthesia, how to perform this task. So Kinesthesia forms the basis for what we call muscle memory and eye-hand coordination. Through repetitive use our muscles know how to perform a given task without any conscious thought. Also see the related but different concept Proprioception.