Base-Line Healing


Body Alignment and Balance

What do they mean?

Alignment has many definitions. The most relevant to 'body alignment':

1. Arrangement in a straight line.

2. Arranged in the correct relative positions.

Three of the many definitions for balanced:

1. Different parts of something that exist in equal or correct amounts.

2. A state of equilibrium, being in harmonious arrangement.

3. Mental or emotional stability.

The straight line for alignment:

body alignment and balance what do they mean? Need a reference line as shown on human figure viewed from the front with a line splitting the body into left and right halves from head to pelvis i.e. the body is balanced either side of midline.  The body is extended, with the midline anatomy in alignmennt. The body's midline.

Left and right sides of the body are balanced.

Midline anatomy can be felt to be in alignment.

Midline markers.

The correct relative positions for alignment:

human figure from front showing body alignment and the correct relative positions where the positioning of the rest of the body is relative to Base-Line. Pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles the body's core pillar of strength, the rest of the body extending from it.

The rest of the body is in the correct relative positions when our midline anatomy can align.

skeleton and main muscles of movement highlighting the positioning of the hip shoulder and knee joints when the body is balanced. Good posture comes with alignment. When the main muscles of movement are fully utilised the rest of the body falls into line.

The spine, shoulders, hips and knees are aligned by the main muscles of movement.


The linea alba fully extended and aligned on the median plane.

Working towards alignment involves regaining your full range of natural movement by releasing the restrictions on your body.

Alignment position and balance - something to FEEL.

Being conscious of your sense of proprioception.

The linea alba and nuchal and supraspinous ligaments markers. If they can be felt to be aligned, the body is aligned with balance either side.

The linea alba and nuchal supraspinous ligaments are like a imaginary ribbon from head to pelvis. A strong flexible band - like a fishing line being cast/ ribbon in the wind / snake!...

smoothing out the kinks and twists so our midline can achieve maximal extension and our mmm are balanced.

The body free of tension and balanced through a full range of natural movement, smooth with no restrictions.

Lying in bed trying to 'align my spine, hips and shoulders' in an attempt to ease the pain but I had no inner reference to guide me - until I found my Base-Line.

Focus on your Base-Line muscles being at the core of all movement and the position of the rest of the body being relative to these muscles.

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True alignment is something you feel, a connection to keep growing.