The space between us

The body schema – an awareness of the movement and coordination between different parts of the body and between our body and the environment, the sense of where “my” body leaves off and “yours” begins – is a part of bodily awareness that senses that our body belongs to us and to no one else, as well as our sense of movement and balance, our ability to locate parts of ourselves, our sense of our body size and shape, and the awareness that our body has boundaries that separate us from others.