Look at the anatomy pages and find the muscles on your body.
The linea alba, our primary anatomical guide for body alignment, lies midline between the rectus abdominis muscles.
Try to keep your Base-Line muscles in mind wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Practice breathing with your Base-Line as much as possible. Think 'stronger and longer' with every in-breath.
Activating your Base-Line muscles will start to lengthen and straighten your midline anatomy starting from the pubic symphysis of the pelvis and extends up the front of your abdomen.
As you breathe with your Base-Line allow yourself to move the rest of your body as feels natural.
I found the roll-down action came naturally as I activated my Base-Line support, instinctively moving and adjusting the rest of my body. Do what feels right for you. Never force anything.
Your Base-Line muscles link the lower and upper body and should 'take the strain' (not your back).
Focusing on your Base-Line will increase your awareness of your posture (the position of your body) and your state of body alignment and balance.
Increased awareness of your positioning, alignment and balance 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, recovering a full range of natural movement and improving your physical health.
Little by little progress is made, improving your posture and releasing the pain and tension.
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.
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 as your core support from where the rest of your body extends.
Become aware of when 'the wrong' areas of muscle activate. When you feel this happening - relax, breathe and focus on your Base-Line once more.