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.

Healing Technique:

1. Find Your Base-Line Muscles.

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.

Your Base-Line is your core pillar of strength, from where the rest of your body extends.

  • All movement should be supported by your Base-Line muscles.
  • The position of the rest of your body is relative to your Base-Line.

Look at the anatomy pages, find these muscles and think of how your body is put together.

Pelvic Floor Muscles:

The Base Foundation Of The Body.

human outline from above with the pelvic floor muscles in-situ.  Like a basket of muscle, slung between the bones of the pelvis - spanning the pelvic canal.  Several muscles, differing in shape and size, forming the basket. Left and right sides are symmetrical, with holes on the midline for the anus and genital outlets.

The pelvic floor is like a basket of muscles that should be active and secure, providing the solid base of the torso necessary for a balanced, healthy body.

pelvic floor keeping it simple

pelvic floor in detail

Rectus Abdominis Muscles:

The Body's Central Line.

The rectus abdominis muscles should be strong and flexible, providing the central support for a full range of natural movement.

rectus abdominis keeping it simple

rectus abdominis in detail

outline of human figure showing the rectus abdominis muscles running up the front of the abdomen from pelvis to mid chest. The body's central line, strong and flexible muscles from where the rest of the body extends. The rectus abdominis muscles should be fully extended. Engaged and elongated, supporting the rest of the body through a full range of natural movement.

Working With Your Base-Line.

Try to keep your Base-Line muscles in mind wherever you are, and whatever you are doing.

Think of your Base-Line as the centre of your body, your core pillar of strength from where the rest of your body exends.

Practice breathing with your Base-Line. Think 'stronger and longer' with every in-breath.

breathing technique

Base-Line muscles in a human figure seen from the front, angled upwards. Base pelvic floor muscles are like a basket between your legs, the foundation at the base of the torso. The rectus abdominis muscles either side of the midline linea alba from pelvic symphysis to the chest wall. The rectus abdominis muscles consist of multiple sections of muscle tissue, panels side by side extending up the front of the abdomen. Active your Base-Line, thinking longer and stronger with every in breath starting from base, then section by section of the rectus abdominis.

Move, Guided By Your Base-Line

Let the rest of your body to move as feels natural as you breathe with your Base-Line.

Do what feels right for you. Never force anything.

I found the roll-down action coming naturally as I activated my pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles.

the roll-down

the pelvic floor and  rectus abdominis muscles shown in human outline shown from the side. The pelvic floor is like a basket of muscles at the base of the body. The solid foundation needed for healthy movement. The pelvic floor is a crescent-shape on midline, the front attaching to the pubic symphysis from where the rectus abdominis muscles extend up the front of the body. The rectus abdominis, thin when seen from the side. Ribbon-like, sectioned into panels of muscle separated by connective tissue up the front of the abdomen. The body's central line.

Be aware that 'the wrong' areas of muscle might activate. If you feel this happening - relax, breathe and focus on your Base-Line once more.

the wrong muscles

The rectus abdominis muscles should 'take the strain' between the lower and upper body, if they are not adequately functioning the stresses are transfered to the back muscles, causing pain. Working from Base-Line will help alleviate this pain.

It takes time and effort to learn to use your body correctly. Keep picturing your Base-Line muscles in your mind and think of them supporting movement of the rest of your body.

the key to healing

Base-Line For Body Alignment & Balance.

By activating and extending your Base-Line muscles will start to lengthen and straighten your midline.

base-line muscles seen in outline of body. The rectus abdominis central line attaches right between the legs to the pubic symphysis of the pelvis, forming two parallel stacks of panels of muscle, separated by the linea alba.  Attaching to the costal cartilage of ribs 5 6 and 7 of the chest. Our core pillar of strength. Flexible and supportive.

The linea alba, our primary anatomical guide for body alignment, lies midline between the rectus abdominis muscles, from pubic symphysis of the pelvis, up the front of your abdomen, to your chest

linea alba

the base-line muscles pelvic floor and rectus abdominis shown in a human figure from the front and angled. The rectus abdominis muscles are like two ribbons that run parallel up the front of the abdomen from pubic symphysis of the pelvis (the bone between the legs) to the front of the chest, attaching to the rib cage i.e. they extend quite high. Each rectus abdominis is made up of sections of muscle, panels of muscular tissue separated by bands of connective tissue within each 'ribbon' two stacks of blocks.  The linea alba, a strip of tough connective tissue lies between the rectus abdominis muscles on the body's midline. Think pelvic floor base, Rectus abdominis line. Our core pillar of strength up the front of the abdomen.

Benefits Of Working From Base-Line.

Focusing on your Base-Line will give you the central reference you need to increase your awareness of your posture (the position of your body) and your state of body alignment and balance.

good posturebody alignment and balance

Increased awareness of your posture will develop your sense of conscious proprioception, building the connection between body and mind.

conscious proprioception

Increasing your conscious proprioception skills enables you to feel how to move in order release physical tensions on your body work towards a full range of natural movement.

full range of natural movement

Little by little progress is made, improving your posture and releasing the pain and tension - using your body better.

What If You Don't Have A Connection To Your Base-Line Muscles?

  • You don't know what you are missing!
  • You lack the central support needed for pain-free movement.
  • Your brain has no central guide for body alignment.
  • You are unable to re-set to healthy after a trauma. You adjust rather than heal.
  • Traumas build up. Pain levels continue to increase.

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