Your Base-Line is your core pillar of strength, from where the rest of your body extends.
Look at the anatomy pages, find these muscles and think of how your body is put together.
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.
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.
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 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.
By activating and extending your Base-Line muscles will start to lengthen and straighten your midline.
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
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.
Increased awareness of your posture will develop your sense of conscious proprioception, building the connection between body and mind.
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.
Little by little progress is made, improving your posture and releasing the pain and tension - using your body better.