Look at all the pictures.
Find the muscles on your body.
Anatomy can seem like a lot of hard-to-remember names and directional terms that can get very confusing. (It's easy to zone out, even when you understand the terminology).
Don't get bogged down in the details - you need to know where your main muscles of movement are on your body, not what all the bits are called.
For each of the 5 (paired) main muscles of movement there is a "keeping it simple" section (all you need to know) and an "in detail" page with further information and more pictures.
Engage and elongate your Base-Line.
With every breath in.
All the time - whatever you are doing - focus on your Base-Line muscles getting stronger and longer, supporting the rest of your body. Use the roll-down action and start to feel the power of your Base-Line.
It takes practice and concentration to activate muscles if you are not used to using them.
Give your brain time to figure out where to send the messages. It'll make mistakes along the way (activating wrong areas of muscles), or sometimes nothing might seem to be happening - you just have to keep trying.
At some point, the messages will get through to the right destination. From then on, it becomes easier to find the connection again and to start to become aware your body's alignment in relation to your Base-Line.
Think about the balance in each of the main muscles, start to feel the tensions, kinks and twists that your body is carrying around.
Relax, try different positions and keep practicing!
Please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions on how to make the anatomy pages as easy to understand as possible.
Life does not have to be painful.
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