Our Midline Anatomy:
To work towards body aligment you need to get in touch with your body. Being aware of you position/posture allows you to start correcting it.The more misaligned, crumpled and tense you are, the longer it will take to recify so the soon you start the sooner you start to heal.
Find your markers to help you feel how you are positioned:
Where the front bones of the pelvis meet in the middle. Where the pubic ligaments are situated.
The pubic symphysis is intimately close to the clitoris / where the suspensory ligament of the penis attaches.
The central point between 'Base' and 'Line' muscles. The bottom of the linea alba.
The navel, or belly button. Think of it as your middle point.
Part of the linea alba.
The xiphoid (zif-oi-d) process is at the bottom the breastbone (sternum).
Feel at the front where your bottom ribs meet in an inverted "V".
The top of the linea alba.
Bottom of your neck at the front. the "V" of bone at the top of your breastbone.
The bony bump at the base of the skull, midline at the back of the head.
Think of this bump as the top of your midline.
Where the nuchal ligament attaches to the skull.
Many parts of the body provide sensory information to help you feel your midline:
Feel the air flow as you breath in and up through your nostrils.
Breathe out through your mouth and feel the air flow through your lips.
Many disiplines mention tongue position. From placing the tip of your tongue behind your central incisors (front teeth), to rolling your tongue up and backwards so the under-surface contacts along the hard palette (roof of mouth).
Use your tongue and hard palette to provide sensory feedback about the relative positions of your skull and jaw.
Experiment, see what helps to feel the position in relation to your Base-Line.
Connect mind and body. Heal yourself.
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