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Median Markers for Body Alignment.

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

The linea alba and nuchal and supraspinous ligaments are the most important to focus on.   Learning to connect with the most closely associated muscles (rectus abdominis and trapezius respectively) will allow you to feel the relative position of these structures.

There are other markers on the median plane to help you feel where your true midline is.   Be aware of their existance, use them as you need them, but don't get caught up in focusing on them - always feel your alignment from your Base-Line first!

pubic

Pubic symphysis.   Where the front bones of the pelvis meet in the middle and where the pubic ligaments are situated. The base of the linea alba attaches here.

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

Xiphoid process.

(zif-oi-d)

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 linea alba attaches here, the top of you BL.

Navel.   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.  Midline, where the nuchal ligament attaches to the skull and the top of the trapezius muscles attach either side (there is width to attachment..). Think of it as 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

Nostrils.   Feel the air flow as you breath in and up through your nostrils.

Mouth.   Breathe out through your mouth and feel the air flow through your lips.

Tongue.   Many disiplines mention tongue position.  From placing the tip of your tongue behind your front teeth (central incisors), to rolling your tongue up and backwards the under surface contacting along the roof of mouth (hard palette).

placing the tongue on the roof of your mouth, various positions are possible try them.

Use your tongue and hard palette to provide feedback about the relative positions of your skull and jaw and their positions, relative to your bl.

Experiment, there's a lot of information available.

throat, top of rib-cage front structures...
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Connect mind and body. Heal yourself.

 OPTIMISING THE USE OF YOUR MUSCLES = BETTER HEALTH.

ALWAYS START FROM BASE-LINE, ALWAYS GO BACK TO BASE-LINE

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