Learn to use your body better to feel better.
A body that is dynamically balanced and aligned, with a full range of natural movement, it is free of tension and associated pain. Working with the right muscles is the way to achieve this.
Base-Line Healing is an ongoing process. It takes time and focus to recover your health and release 'stored trauma'. Little by little progress is made, building the connection between body and mind by focusing on what muscles you use. 5 sections:
Think: Stronger and longer with every in-breath, activating your pelvic floor and extending your rectus abdominis muscles from pelvis to chest.
'Breathing with your Base-Line' helps to build the connection between mind and muscles.
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.
Move as feels natural, the rest of the body being supported by your Base-Line muscles and imaging your midline becoming more aligned. Let your body adjust itself.
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.
Like ribbon anchored to a rock.
From where all movement
Our Base-Line muscles are two of the five main muscles of movement.
Once you have some awareness of your Base-Line, you can then feel for the other 3 main muscles of and how you use them.
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.
The gluteus maximus and rectus femoris muscles work in tandem, linking the legs to Base-Line support.
The trapezius muscles connect the head and arms to Base-Line support.
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.
Finding my Base-Line changed my life.
I feel better than I ever have before.