The sense of equilibrium is part of a larger sense or set of senses known as kinesthetics.

The sense of kinesthetics, while often not regarded as a sense or as a form of intelligence, is in fact essential to everything that we do.

It involves many different kinds of intelligence:

  • the ability to understand and interact with dimensional shapes such that we are able to navigate successfully through a room.
  • as a sense of timing and coordination, fine-motor control and the manner in which both the whole body and its parts move, its deportment or dynamics.
  • apprehending the actions, feelings, or dynamic abilities of other people, without the medium of words.
Such things as Haragei (belly talk) are aspects of kinesthetics. The traditional Japanese arts provide extensive training in kinesthetics.