The key to better health.
Our main muscles of movement are the 5 paired (left and right side) muscles that are of key importance to our physical and mental well-being.
These 5 main muscles of movement (when fully engaged and the body is free of restrictions) provide:
All movement should originate from and be supported by the Base-Line muscles.
Our core pillar of strength.
The gluteus maximus and rectus femoris muscles of each leg work in tandem to connect our legs to our Base-Line support, stablilising the legs through their full range of natural movement when fully functional.
The trapezius muscles should be free to fully extend in all directions, without tension or restriction. With Base-Line support in place, movement of the upper body should begin from the lower (inferior) trapezius The movement extending upwards and outwards in a smooth, flowing manner allowing the head and arms to be guided through their full range of natural movement.
The position of the rest of the body should be considered relative to our Base-Line, with the linea alba (between the rectus abdominis muscles) on the body's median plane serving as the primary reference for body alignment and balance.
The anatomical structures on the median plane consist of strips of connective tissue that we have no direct control over but by working with the associated main muscles of movement we can develop our conscious proprioception skills, combined with the innate sense of where we should be able to move, to work through tensions and regain our natural range of movement and sense of well-being.
I believe that many of the chronic pain symptoms and syndromes currently classified as idiopathic are due to the adaptations of the body when the main muscles of movement are not adequately functioning. Stresses on other muscles and restrictions that form in the connective tissue system can cause varied and widespread painful symptoms.
Chronic pain affects our mental well-being, and was the root cause of my long-term depression and mental health issues.
Leigh S. Blyth BVM&S
The rectus abdominis muscles are the central support connections for the 'body threads' that correspond to every position the body can get into. (See thread theory). The relevant areas of the rectus abdominis muscles need to be active to support the associated pose, and the connective tissues along the thread free of restrictions.
Balance your body and feel better by focusing on your main muscles of movement.
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