Base-Line Healing


How to work with your 5

Main Muscles of Movement.

the 5 main muscles of movement labelled on a skeleton. Viewed from differenct angles. Trapezius of the upper body, the rectus abdominis at the front of the abdomen pelvis to chest, gluteus maximus big ass muscles, pelvic floor a group of muscles that are the base of the body and the rectus femoris of each leg, strong poles down the front of each thigh. The central muscular framework of the body. Key to a good posture and a full range of natural movement with dynamic balance and alignment.

Keep looking at the pictures.

Find the muscles on your body.

Work with your main muscles of movement in 3 (over-lapping) stages:

1. Find your Base-Line.

2. Base-Line to Legs.

3. Base-Line to Upper Body.

3D outline of human figure, attempting to show the five main muscles of movement at once. The trapezius muscles extend from the back of the head down the neck to midback, extending out towards each shoulder. Thin, sculpted muscles that make up the superficial layer of back of the upper body. The rectus femoris muscles of the front of the thigh, pillars of muscle from lower leg to the main body.  The gluteus maximus muscles the power house in the buttocks. The Baseline pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles at the core of the body.  The rectus abdominis muscles extending up the front of the body consisting of sections of muscle separated by strips of connective tissue up the front of the abdomen. Like two parallel stacks of blocks supporting the rest of the body.

1. Find a connection to your Base-Line.

human figure from two angles showing the baseline muscles. The pelvic floor muscles, like a basket of muscles, a cresent on midline.  The solid base of the body, like a hook that extends to the rectus abdominis muscles at the front of the abdomen. The rectus abdominis muscles are the body's central line from pelvis to chest. Like two stacks of muscle panels to be activated and elongated in sequence, the core pillar to support movement of the rest of the body.

Think of your Base-Line muscles as the centre of your body.

Breathe with your Base-Line.

Use the roll-down action with your Base-Line muscles supporting the movement.

Engage and elongate your Base-Line.

With every breath in.

2. Connect your Base-Line to your legs.

baseline to legs. gluteus maximus and rectus femoris muscles of each leg working together.  The rectus femoris attaches to the front of the pelvis and runs down the front of the thigh forming part of the common tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle group which attaches to the kneecap then continues as the patellar ligament attaching to the top of the tibia/shin bone.

Base-Line to legs.

The gluteus maximus the strong link between torso and legs.

The rectus femoris aligning hip and knee joints.

3. Connect your Base-Line to upper body.

trapezius muscles view from the back. from midback to the bump midline on the back of the skull. Extending from shoulder to shoulder like a kite-shaped sheet.  Supporting the head and arms when connected to baseline support.

Base-Line to upper body.

The trapezius muscles

Alignment of the upper body - nuchal and supraspinous ligaments.

It takes practice and concentration to activate muscles if you are not used to using them.

The key to healing.

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.

Keep your main muscles of movement in mind throughout the day, feeling for their relative positions as start to become aware your body's alignment in relation to your Base-Line you engage your Base-Line with every breath in. 

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!

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