Anatomy of Alignment:
Find these 5 midline markers on your body - touch them.
Sense where they are in relation to each other to increase awareness of your physical state of alignment.
Markers 1, 2 and 3 lie on the linea alba, our primary linear guide for body alignment.
Where the left and right pubic bones meet midline at the front of the pelvis, joined by the pubic ligaments.
The pubic symphysis is at the bottom of the linea alba.
The central point between pelvic floor 'Base' and rectus abdominis 'Line'.
The pubic symphysis is where the clitoris / suspensory ligament of the penis are located.
The navel (belly button).
In the middle 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 sternum (breastbone).
The sternum - a line of bone between the xiphoid process and the jugular notch.
The bony bump at the base of the skull, midline at the back of the head.
Where the nuchal ligament attaches to the skull.
Think of this bump as the top of your midline.
Imagine these 5 midline markers forming a line.
Begin by by working with your Base-Line muscles to increase your connection to midline markers 1, 2 and 3 (pubic symphysis, navel and ziphoid process on the linea alba).
Marker 5 is where the nuchal ligament attaches to the skull.& The top point of the body's midline thread for alignment.
The thread should be free to fully extend from pubic symphysis to external occipital protuberance. This is possible with a full range of natural movement when our midline anatomy can align of the median plane, the body is balanced either side.
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