A healthy, pain-free body is one that is balanced and aligned, free of tension with a full range of natural movement and good posture.
Working with the right muscles for a sufficient length of time is the way to achieve this.
(pelvic floor and rectus abdominis muscles)
Our Base-Line muscles are the body's core pillar of strength. They are central to healthy movement.
Using these muscles develops the connection between body and mind so that you can learn to feel how to heal.
Finding my Base-Line changed my life.
I feel better than I ever have before.
Our Base-Line muscles are two of the five main muscles of movement, the main muscles that we should focus on to improve our physical health.
Working with the main muscles of movement reduces the 'myalgia of imbalance' that occurs when the wrong muscles are used and allows us to learn to release the physical restrictions that are the source of so much pain.
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, think of your Base-Line muscles at the core of all movement, from where the rest of your body extends.
Do what is easiest - find positions where you can feel these muscles activating and work from there.
Be inspired by tai chi, Pilates, yoga, movement in water - whatever appeals to you. Don't force anything. You can only do what your body is currently capable of. As you work with the correct muscles you'll find yourself being able to do more.
Use the roll-down action whilst thinking of your Base-Line being as 'strong and long' as possible.
Move as feels natural, the rest of the body being supported by your Base-Line muscles.
Like ribbon anchored to a rock.
From where all movement
Once you have some awareness of your Base-Line, start thinking about the other 3 main muscles of movement and how you use them.
Focusing on your Base-Line muscles provides the sensory feedback necessary to develop your sense of proprioception - the sense of position, motion and balance.
With increased awareness of your positioning comes a sense where your natural range of movement should take you, instinctively knowing how to move to improve your posture.
Find your tension areas. Release the pains you have been carrying around.
Work towards a full range of natural movement, alignment and balance.
The mind-body wants to heal - give it the opportunity to do so.
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:
There are many idiopathic (of unknown cause) symptoms and syndromes associated with chronic pain.
No known cause means no effective treatment. No relief for those who suffer.
I believe that only when the main muscles of movement are being used correctly can their dysfunction be ruled out as the cause of the otherwise mysterious, painful symptoms experienced by so many.
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