Guest Column: Movement & gestures by Parasuram Ramamoorthi

Watch a 12 month old baby’s movement and signs. When he is hungry he moves towards the kitchen and points at the Pressure cooker or his Pediasure bottle.When he is bored with his toy he throws it. And laughs. He needs a new toy or game. We move first and then gestures follow. The baby starts making sounds and then words follow.

Kinesiology is the science dealing with the interrelationship between the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement. I became aware of this science through my colleagues from Chico State University of California at Chico, Prof. Rebecca Lytle and Dr. Josie Blagrave. They visited India three times during our art for autism festivals and introduced me to Kinesiology and Body Movement. I have been using Movement as an actor and learnt the relationship between the Body and Movement.

 

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