Anatomy of Alignment:
The median plane is the slice that splits the body into left and right halves. Straight down the middle. Our true midline. The body balanced either side.
The median plane is a straight line when seen from the front or back and a 2-D shape when viewed from the side.
Plane = A flat, two-dimensional (2-D) surface.
Median = Midpoint, middle.
The body must be "correctly arranged" to create the median plane, where:
Our midline anatomy that should align on the median plane includes the linea alba at the anterior (front) of the body and the nuchal ligament and supraspinous ligament at the posterior (back) of the body.
The first step in aligning the body and creating the median plane is to work with your Base-Line muscles.
Many other sources of sensory information about our midline anatomy are available. Being more aware of the relative positioning of your midline structres will help guide you in how to move to increase alignment.
Use this sensory information to increase awareness of the position of your body and state of body alignment and balance - to develop your sense of position, motion and balance known as proprioception.