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.
As you activate your Base-Line muscles, move as feels natural as your midline lengthens. I began to use the roll-down action, supported by my Base-Line. Do what feels right for you. Never force anything.
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 from where the rest of your body extends.
Focusing on your Base-Line will increase your awareness of your posture so that you can improve it.
Activating and extending your Base-Line will allow to to feel the position of your linea alba, sensing your midline allows you to move and adjust your positioning to work towards 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 enables you to feel how to move in order release physical tensions on your body and the associated pain, recovering your physical health.
Little by little progress is made, improving your posture and regaining movement.
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.
Keep working at it. Find your Base-Line and begin the journey to better health.
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.
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