Base-Line Healing


Base-Line Theory:

Anatomical Markers for Body Alignment.

the median plane the line that splits the body into equal left and right halves. Our true midline and the anatomical structures that sit on this line are what need to be arranged in a straight line, when viewed from the front or back, for the body to be aligned and balanced.

The anatomical structures that lie on the median plane are our markers for body alignment and balance.

Focus on your Base-Line and start to feel your true alignment.

side view of the body showing the median plane in 2D. the linea alba up the front of the abdomen from pubic symphysis between the legs to the xiphoid process of the sternum/breastbone.  On the back of the body the supraspinous and nuchal ligaments form a continuous structure from head to tail - occipital process on the back of the skull to the lumbar/sacral region of the lower back.

The linea alba and nuchal and supraspinous ligaments are long structures on the median plane.

Learning to connect with the most closely associated muscles (rectus abdominis and trapezius respectively) will allow you to feel the relative position of these midline markers.

Pubic symphysis.

The bottom of linea alba attaches here.

Where the front bones of the pelvis meet in the middle and where the pubic ligaments are situated.

The suspensory ligament of the penis attaches to the pubic symphysis in males. In females, the pubic symphysis is intimately close to the clitoris.


Xiphoid process.


The xiphoid process is at the bottom of your breastbone (sternum).

Feel where your bottom ribs meet at the front in an inverted "V".

The top of the linea alba attaches here.

xiphoid process of the sternum, where the bottom ribs meet at the front of the chest


The 'belly button' is located within the linea alba on the median plane.

External occipital probruberance.

The midline bump on the back of the skull.

Where the nuchal ligament attaches to the skull.

The highest marker for alignment on the body's median plane.

The occipital probruberance, the bump on the back of the skull on the median plane/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.

Open and close your mouth, feel it's shape.


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.

placing the tongue on the roof of your mouth, various positions are possible try them.
throat, top of rib-cage front structures...
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