Base-Line Healing logo. Stick figure with arms outstretched above shoulder height, legs apart. Rainbow of colours up midline. Red at pelvic floor Base then a line of orange, yellow, green blue extending to the head. Showing the body aligned and balanced, the natural way to treat fibromyalgia.Use your body better slogan.

Summary of Base-Line Healing.

Introduction.

  • If you don't use your body well, you stress your body.
  • Stress on the body causes tensions and pain.
  • How you use your body matters to your health.
  • By learning to use your body better you will feel better.

Base-Line healing technique is all about:

  • Working with the right muscles.
  • Increasing awareness of the sensory information the body provides.
  • Building the connection between body and mind.
  • Improving your posture, balance and state of alignment through movement.
  • Using you body better.

Summary of Base-Line Technique.

Focusing on using the 5 main muscles of movement to their full potential.

5 main muscles of movement

human figure seen from the front and the back showing the 5 main muscles of movement. The trapezius muscles extend from mid-back to the back of the head, extending out towards each shoulder, like a kite-shaped blanket of muscle over the back of the body. The nuchal and supraspinous ligaments midline between the trapezius muscles. The rectus femoris muscles of the legs attach to the pelvis and shin, crossing both the hip and knee joints. When fully engaged along their full length the rectus femoris muscles correctly align the hips and knees to the body. The gluteus maximus muscles are at the back of the pelvis, big ass muscles that work together with the rectus femoris to support the legs through a full range of movement.

This is an ongoing process. It takes time and focus to be able to use your body correctly, working towards a body more balanced and aligned. Little by little progress is made, releasing the 'stored trauma' on your body and regaining a full range of natural movement.

First step: Find your Base-Line.

  •  Pelvic floor Base.
  •  Rectus abdominis Line.
Human figure seen from the front, looking up at the body, with the Base-Line muscles shown. The body's core pillar of strength. The pelvic floor muscles forming a basket of muscles within the pelvic canal, providing the the solid base foundation of the torso. The rectus abdominis muscles extend from the pubic symphysis of the pelvis up the front of the abdomen to the lower ribs. The rectus abdominis muscles are like to 2 parallel stacks of panels of muscle, ribbons of muscle connecting pelvis and chest that should be fully active and extended. The rectus abdominis muscles lie either side of the midline linea alba, the body's baseline guide for alignment and balance.

The body's core pillar of strength.

Base-Line muscles

'Breathing with your Base-Line' helps to build the connection between mind and muscles.

breathing technique

Think: Stronger and longer with every in-breath, activating your pelvic floor and extending your rectus abdominis muscles from pelvis to chest.

Base-Line:

Like ribbon anchored to a rock.

human figure seen from the front, looking up the body with the baseline muscles shown.  The pelvic floor muscles like a basket at the base of the body that should be solid and secure.  The rectus abdominis muscles extending from pelvis to the ribcage. The body's core pillar of strength either side of the linea alba. The rectus abdominis muscles should bend and flex in all directions, supporting the rest of the body through a full range of movement.

From where all movement

should originate.

Let movement start from Base-Line.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, think of your Base-Line muscles as your centre from where the rest of your body extends.

Imagine your midline becoming more aligned as your breathe, the rest of the body being supported by your Base-Line muscles.

Let your body adjust itself, however feels natural.

Use your Base-Line to guide your movements.

Do what is easiest, find positions where you can feel your Base-Line activating and work from there.

Be inspired by Tai chi, Pilates, yoga, dance, movement in water - whatever appeals to you.

Don't force anything. You can only do what your body is currently capable of and straining to do more is detrimental to the process. As you work with the correct muscles you'll find yourself being able to do a little more each time.

I found the roll-down action came naturally as I thought about my Base-Line being as 'strong and long' as possible.

the roll-down

stand comfortably, you are healing from your baseline so keep your focus on that. The roll down is a forward action moving the head towards the legs whilst aiming to form the longest arc with your base-line muscles as you can.  Feel them supporting the rest of the body.  our core pillar of strength. Relax the upper body. This movement was fundamental to my recovery from depression and a lifetime of pain and fibromyalgia symptoms.  Repeat as feels good always thinking stronger and longer with your baseline at your core.

Then think about the other main muscles of movement too.

the gluteus maximus and rectus femoris muscles on a skeleton. Working together to support each leg and align the legs to torso. The gluteus maximus are large muscles covering the back of the pelvis, forming the superficial layer of the buttocks. Convex on the outer side, concave on the inner side, approximating as a square shaped bowl of muscle, tilted across the buttocks. The rectus femoris long, straight muscles at the front of the thigh crossing the hip and knee joints. Also shown are the rectus abdominis muscles up the front of the abdomen from pelvic symphysis to the rib cage.

The gluteus maximus and rectus femoris muscles work in tandem, linking the legs to Base-Line support.

Base-Line to legs

two images, back and off-side views showing the trapezius muscles aligning the upper body to Base-Line support.  The pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles are shown. The midline linea alba, between left and right rectus abdominis is also shown.  From the back view it can be seen to align with the connective tissues where the trapezius muscles meet midline

The trapezius muscles connect the head and arms to Base-Line support.

Base-Line to upper body

Using your Base-Line as your central reference, feel for activation and balance between left and right in the other 3 main muscles.

Work with these 5 (paired) muscles and the rest of the body will fall into place...

Base-Line Healing: Connecting body & mind.

Sensory information about the body's positioning/posture is used for our sense of position, motion and balance known as proprioception.

The body-mind connection is strong when we are aware of this feedback in our conscious minds and can feel how to move in order to improve our positioning - to improve posture.

conscious proprioception

good posture

Focusing on your Base-Line muscles will increase awareness of your midline and state of body alignment.

Working with the other main muscles helps increase awareness of how balanced your body is.

conscious proprioception starts with your baseline pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles. our core pillar of strength that allows us to work through the tension and treat chronic pain and fibromyalgia naturally by regaining our full range of natural movement and feeling our Qi.

full range of natural movement

Base-Line Theory of Health:
The 5 Main Muscles of Movement
& Conscious Proprioception.

The mind-body wants to heal - give it the opportunity to do so.

the key to healing

How long to heal?

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:

  1. The level of deficiency in the usage of your main muscles of movement.
  2. The length of time you have had a deficiency. The effects on body and mind increase over time.
  3. The amount of trauma your body has stored.
  4. individual trauma imprints

  5. The time and effort YOU put into working with your Base-Line.

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