Most of us take our ability to balance for granted. Yet if we were to completely lose that ability the effect would be devastating.
Balance is an immensely complex system that enables us to know where our bodies are in space, to maintain a desired position and execute specific movements.
Many factors contribute to our ability to balance well...
Eyes and Ears
The eyes are how people best sense and judge the world around them and the inner ear aids balance and spatial orientation.
The muscles and joints work as the proprioceptive system (to sense where the body is in space).