Feel how to heal.
I used to think the human 'machine' was a poor design. But I was wrong, it was years of misusage that had made life so painful.
I did not use my main muscles of movement, stressing other muscles and causing imbalance.
Physical restrictions built up on my body - 'stored trauma' - limiting my range of movement and applying tension from head to fingers to toes.
I was in constant pain of one sort or another, a long list of body-wide symptoms over the decades with a deep depression for many years.
Working from my Base-Line to regain my natural range of movement, to balance and align my body, has changed my life.
I learned to release the pain, you can too.
Our Base-Line (pelvic floor and rectus abdominis) muscles are our core pillar of strength that, when fully utilised and the body is free of restrictions, can support the body through its full range of natural movement.
Think of a solid base extending into a strong and flexible line, from where all movement should originate.
Like a ribbon anchored to a rock.
The position of the rest of the body is relative to our Base-Line. Working with these muscles increases awareness of our positioning/posture, increasing awareness of our sense of conscious proprioception. Feeling how to move to improve posture, to balance and align the body. markers for alignment..
Find your Base-Line and feel what I mean.
Our Base-Line muscles are two of the five main muscles of movement, the muscles that are crucial to healthy movement and a balanced body. The gluteus maximus, rectus femoris and trapezius muscles being the other three.)
Learn to use your Base-Line:
Use the roll-down as you engage and elongate your Base-Line. Longer and stronger with every breath in.
As your Base-Line muscles become stronger, other areas can start to relax.
Focusing on your Base-Line will awaken your sense of conscious proprioception.
Become aware of the state of your body alignment and balance as you focus on your Base-Line strength.
The 5 main muscles of movement.
Base-Line to legs - strength and stability.
Base-Line to upper body - expansion from midline to the head and arms.
Think about your main muscles of movement whatever you are doing. Feel for them working and become aware of their relative positions -an ever-evolving connection.
Bit by bit, move through the physical restrictions on your body releasing the pain and tensions you have been carrying around.
The mind-body wants to heal, give it the opportunity to do so.
and releasing the physical restrictions and tension on your body stored trauma. Work towards regaining a full and natural range of movement.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, your Base-Line muscles should be at the core of all movement.
Use the roll-down and get moving.
Feel how to heal.
Always be guided and supported by your Base-Line.
It takes time and focus to utilise the main muscles of movement if you are not used to using them. Try to keep these muscles in mind whatever you are doing.
Your "healing time" will depend on:
The deficiency in my main muscles had been life-long and I had been hard on my body. A decades-long list of damage to work through and symptoms to relive, but after my depression lifted it was like a new world.
It's taken over 3 years of almost constant movement, working through the restrictions, little by little freeing myself from the pain, tension and trauma.
Use the anatomy pages and find the main muscles on your body.
Feel the power of your Base-Line.
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