Motion, specifically movement, symbolizes life. We move with conscious intention, and we move in automatic response. Our activities combine both reflex and purposeful movement behavior. In most cases, the first supports the second, and the second triggers the first. Like two sides of a coin we cannot separate these easily or practically.
When we move, we think about intended movement, but we dismiss the subtle adjustments our bodies and minds make to support the initial intention. To some degree, our movements represent our physical strengths as well as our limitations, and our movements and body language can also forecast an emotional state.
We often communicate about movement in pure and clean mechanical terms, but human movement surpasses simple angles, vectors, forces and directions. Human movement is a behavior, and directions. Human movement is a behavior, and we should think of it within behavioral parameters. In general fitness, conditioning, rehabilitation and medicine, movement measurements set a baseline. We measure with this baseline, whether enhancing performance or restoring a previous level of function.