Base-Line Healing


Body Alignment and Balance.

What do balance and alignment mean with respect to the human body?

Alignment has many definitions. Most relevant to 'body alignment' are:

1. Arrangement in a straight line.

2. Arranged in the correct relative positions.

Two (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 body alignment is created when our midline markers lie on the median plane. The body balanced either side.

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 correct relative positions.

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

body alignment hips and shoulders are aligned when the main muscles of movement are balanced and in the correct relative positions in relation to your baseline. figure showing shoulders and trapezius muscles aligned.  hips between rectus femoris and gluteus maximus muscles of each leg aligned.  rectus abdominis and linea alba on the median plane.
good posture comes with alignment.  the spine, hips, shoulders and knees are aligned when the main muscles of movement and fully utilised.

Working towards alignment - regaining your full range of natural movement releasing restrictions and regaining full range of movement. smoothing out the kinks and twists so our midline can achieve maximal extension and our mmm are balanced.

Feeling Your Balance and Alignment.

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!...

By learning to fully use the muscles that lie either side of these structures (the rectus abdominis and trapezius muscles respectively) we can begin to feel their relative positions - our Base-Line for body alignment.

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.

A new perspective on physical health

Body alignment

1.When the midline anatomy can align on the median plane - a perfect straight line. (when viewed from the front or back)

2.When the main muscles of movement can be arranged in their correct relative positions. When they can be felt to be balanced and correctly positioned.

A balanced body:

The body is stable, equilibrium, in harmony balanced around the median plane.

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