Physical Intelligence (PQ) is the ability to intuitively understand the body, be comfortable with it, read its sensory signals, know how to engage muscles, effortlessly maintain good posture and learn new movement skills.

It can be seen as another counterpart in the Cognitive intelligence (IQ) vs Emotional intelligence (EQ) framework. And it is different from Gardner’s Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence and different from the concept of Physical Literacy in any of its iterations we are familiar with.

Physical Intelligence is an important concept in Baseworks because we consider it as one of the primary modalities that can be trained via Baseworks Method.

BASEWORKS – your guide to Physical Intelligence

A person with low PQ may be described as uncoordinated, or “disembodied”, or having a “low body awareness”, often does not feel 100% comfortable and satisfied with their body, and struggles in popular exercise/movement classes (which often demotivates the person from continuing).

The Baseworks method is based on making the person aware of the physical, psychological, sensory, and cognitive limitations, unique to each individual, and guiding them through a step-by-step process of working around these limitations. The method works through interrupting unconscious motor programs, and redefining the movement task goals. Basically, it makes you aware of what your brain unconsciously tells your muscles to do.