Developing conscious proprioception: my body-mind connection.
"The ability to sense the position of your body in space and being aware of where you should be able to move."
The basic idea:
Throughout the body, various 'sensors' produce sensory feedback (information) that is sent to the brain (via our nerves).
The brain processes the feedback about our position and movement for the sense known as proprioception. (PRO-pree-oh-SEPt-shun)
Proprioception: "The ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium of your body."
Your sense of proprioception will be running in the background, as your body subconsciously makes adjustments in order to maintain a 'functional posture'.
Conscious proprioception is when we are aware of this proprioceptive information our body and brain has for us. When we can consciously sense/feel:
Your Base-Line and conscious proprioception.
→ The position of the rest of your body is relative to your Base-Line.
→ All movement should originate from your Base-Line.
→ Balance either side of the median plane.
According to Base-Line theory:
Proprioceptive sensory information from the whole of the body should be applied to a 3-D map in the brain. The map is of our potential. When we have a full range of movement and there are no restrictions that block the signals getting through we can experience the "whole map", the sparkles, flashes, lights. flow.
Sensory feedback from the pelvic floor provides the Base starting point.
The rectus abdominis muscles either side of the linea alba provide the sensory feedback for the Line needed to orientate the map in the right direction.
The body-layout map can become skewed. The map maintains its approximate shape, but becomes misaligned on the body, creating new central lines depending on position. If the map is misaligned, motor signals (commands from the brain to muscles) go to the wrong place, causing imbalances and increased stress on our muscular system as the wrong muscle areas are activated.
Regain your natural range of movement by connecting with your body and feeling how to heal.
My connection to my Base-Line was faint at first. It has grown stronger and more vivid with every day I work at it. Feeling balance in my main muscles of movement, feeling my alignment. Qi charkas ... the anatomical Base-Line of the mind-body connection.
Sense the sparkles. Feel your alignment.
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