Feel how to heal.
A body with a full range of natural movement - one that is dynamically balanced and aligned, using the ideal posture for whatever you are doing - is free of tension and pain.
Working with the right muscles is the way to achieve this.
It takes time and focus to learn to use your body correctly. Little by little progress is made.
The mind-body wants to heal - give it the opportunity to do so.
pelvic floor Base, rectus abdominis Line
Our Base-Line muscles are the body's core pillar of strength. They are central to healthy movement and the most important muscles to focus on using correctly.
Finding my Base-Line changed my life.
I feel better than I ever have before.
Our Base-Line muscles are two of the five main muscles of movement, the main muscles to work with to improve our physical health.
Working with the main muscles of movement reduces the 'myalgia of imbalance' that occurs when the wrong muscles are used and allows us to learn to release the physical restrictions that are the source of so much pain.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, think of your Base-Line muscles at the core of all movement, from where the rest of your body extends.
Do what is easiest - find positions where you can feel these muscles activating and work from there.
Be inspired by tai chi, Pilates, yoga, movement in water - whatever appeals to you. Don't force anything. You can only do what your body is currently capable of. As you work with the correct muscles you'll find yourself being able to do more.
Use the roll-down action whilst thinking of your Base-Line being as 'strong and long' as possible.
Move as feels natural, the rest of the body being supported by your Base-Line muscles and imaging your midline becoming more aligned.
Like ribbon anchored to a rock.
From where all movement
Once you have some awareness of your Base-Line, start thinking about the other 3 main muscles of movement and how you use them.
Focusing on your Base-Line muscles provides the sensory feedback necessary to increase awareness of your sense of position, motion and balance - your sense of proprioception.
Becoming more conscious of the relative positioning of your main muscles of movement allows to develop a sense of where your natural range of movement should take you - instinctively knowing how to move to improve your posture and work towards a full range of natural movement by releasing the physical restrictions and pain you have been carrying around - "stored trauma".
The mind-body wants to heal - give it the opportunity to do so by working from Base-Line.
It takes time and focus to utilise the main muscles of movement if you are not used to using them. Try to keep these muscles in mind whatever you are doing.
Your "healing time" will depend on:
There are many idiopathic (of unknown cause) symptoms and syndromes associated with chronic pain.
No known cause means no effective treatment. No relief for those who suffer.
I believe that only when the main muscles of movement are being used correctly can their dysfunction be ruled out as the cause of the otherwise mysterious, painful symptoms experienced by so many.
1. Read this website and find the muscles on your body.
2. Breathe with your Base-Line.
3. Imagine your first 3 midline markers (pubic symphysis, navel, xiphoid process of sternum) forming a straight line.
4. Move and adjust as feels natural.
5. Keep working at it. Little by little progress is made.
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