Ah, the problems with defining, referencing and fact-checking ... I want to be accurate and all-encompassing, but that's a hard thing to achieve. How deep do I dig? How many alternatives and variations are out there? How many details are sufficient without becoming too much information?
Working with dictionary definitions ...
I'm happy with the first go-ogle hit:
Multiple definitions, each a little different. The one I felt was most relevant is:
The ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium.
Concious proprioception = An awareness of the position of your body in your mind. Sensing the relative position of your main muscles of movement with your Base-Line muscles the central reference for alignment.
Multiple definitions. The two I feel are relevant to 'body alignment' are:
Body alignment: When the anatomical structures on the median plane can be arranged in a straight line (when seen from the front or back).
A balanced body: There is balance either side of the median plane, left and right sides are in equilibrium.
Engage. Engagement. = working with your muscles, whether it be contracting them (like the pelvic floor), activating and elongating (ra) spreading and extending (trapezius)
equilibrium noun a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced. synonyms: balance, symmetry, a state of physical balance.
Midline median plane- Long components: linea alba and nuchal ligament. Smaller: pubic symphysis, supraspinous ligaments.
The median plane bisects (cuts in half) the body vertically through the midline, dividing the body exactly into left and right sides. (The median plane is also known as mid-sagittal plane.)
Misaligned. = the state of anyone who hasn't achieved alignment!
Main Muscles of Movement = 5 paired muscles that are the key to healthy movement. The pelvic floor (actually a group of muscles), rectus abdominis, gluteus maximus, rectus femoris and trapezius muscles.
Base = Pelvic floor muscles
Line = Rectus abdominis muscles
Base-Line = The Base and Line muscles together, Central guide for body alignment.
Brain's map = Innate map
Positonal arc = an arc (line) from each extremity to another extremity connecting through the rectus abdominis Line muscles.
Karunk = sounds of release.
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