Base-Line Healing

Learn to use your body better.

conscious proprioception

"Increased awareness of your sense of position, motion and balance.

Being able feel your posture and sense where you natural range of movement should take you."

Technique Tips.

1. Inward focus.

Whatever helps you relax and lose a little of the outside world.

Close your eyes and think of your Base-Line muscles at the core of all movement, the central pillar from where the rest of the body extends.

Base-Line muscles

Base-Line muscles. Human torso seen from the front showing the pelvic floor like a basket of muscles within the bones of the pelvis forming the base foundation of the body. The rectus abdominis muscles our central line, the body's core pillar of strength. Two stacks of panels of muscle side by side from pubic symphysis to chest at the front of the abdomen that should be strong and extended supporting the rest of the body. Engage and elongate these muscles with every breath in.

2. Feel the Sunlight.

Dawn is recommended as a good time for many traditional exercises, but whenever works for you.

a photo of sunrise through the trees. Feel the sunlight on your face. It helped me to see the sparkles in my mind.  These sparkles are what I believe are the basis of the sensation of Qi and the representation of the body in color and lights that are what the chakras are trying to describe.

Being outdoors, breathing clean air, walking on uneven ground - all good things in my opinion.

Closing my eyes and feeling the sun's rays on my face. The light through my eyelids helping me to see "the sparkles" and increase my awareness of the sensory feedback my body provides.

my mind-body connection

3. Get Moving With Your Main Muscles.

Find the 5 (paired) main muscles of movement on your body. Close your eyes and picture the muscles. Feel for where they are on your body as you focus on activating them. Build the connection between body and mind.

main muscles of movement

the 5 (paired) main muscles of movement on a skeleton seen from several angles.  The central support from the baseline pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles. The large gluteus maximus muscles of the buttocks and the straight pole of the rectus femoris muscles down the front of each thigh from hip to shin bone. The trapezius muscles are sheets of muscle from the back of the skull to the lower back, extending out towards each shoulder. A kite-shaped blanket over the back of the body, supporting and guiding the head and arms when they are free to move.

Use the roll-down action, supported by your Base-Line, and move however feels natural.

the roll-down

Get ideas for movement from Pilates, yoga, tai chi, etc. Being in water is good for gentle exercising. Do what you can, whatever you find easiest - don't strain to do things you are not ready to do. The aim is to work towards regaining a full range of natural movement which takes time if your body is restricted.

full range of natural movement

4. Appreciate Your Anatomy.

You don't need to know what all the muscles of the human body are called, but it's good to appreciate how complex our muscular system is and to see how central the main muscles of movement are to the body.

front and back views of a human body showing the muscles. The right side of each view shows the outer muscles, the left side has the first layer removed to expose the underlying muscles. A complex system of many muscles of different shapes, sizes and directional positioning to which the 5 main muscles of movement are central.

5. If you feel a pain ⇨ Examine the feedback your brain is getting.

pain and weird sensations

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Notice. Focus. Feel. Connect.

Develop the connection between body and mind.