Base-Line Theory. The 5 main muscles of movement and conscious proprioception


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Base-Line Theory of Human Health and Movement: The Five Main Muscles of Movement and Conscious Proproception.

The 5 main muscles of movement are:

  1. pelvic floor Base (actually a group of muscles)

  2. rectus abdominis Line

  3. gluteus maximus

  4. rectus femoris

  5. trapezius

When properly functioning, the main muscles of movement provide the central framework for the body to work as it should - strong, balanced and pain-free, balanced around your Base-Line (pelvic floor Base, rectus abdominis Line). Focus on your Base-Line becoming stronger and longer with every in breathe. Our core pillar of strength and the connection between body and mind. The position of the rest of the body is relative to your Base-Line.

The other main muscles of movement link the rest of the body to your Base-Line support:

The gluteus maximus and rectus femoris of each leg work in tandem to support the legs through a full range of movement.

The trapezius muscles should be free to extend in all directions. Movement of the upper body should start from the lower trapezius, spreading up and out so that these muscles fully extend without tension or restrictions.

Sensory feedback from the main muscles of movement is crucial for conscious proprioception:

"The ability to sense the position of your body in space and being aware of where you should be able to move."

The linea alba between the rectus abdominis muscles should be our primary reference for body alignment, lying on the body's median plane - our true midline.
The nuchal and supraspinous ligaments between the trapezius muscles also lie on the median plane and should be free to align with the linea alba.

Focus on these 5 pairs muscles, always working from your Base-Line and see what you can feel.