my findings on this may not be the direction you were trying to lead me, but perhaps it's overlapping. in any event, I'm glad I was pressing on you to spit it out. lol I think everyone in this thread 'knows' me enough to realize not to take it personal and I appreciate no one did (or at least didn't show it
That article bridged the gap between what you are trying to describe, and what I understand. all of this you are descibing is in order to become 'aware' of muscles and supporting structures that we are not usually aware of.
and I think you are right to some extent, that my previous training did not specifically point out exactly what it was we were doing, but rather instead, put it in terms of 'rooting' and 'sinking' and 'gripping the floor' etc.
While never thinking of it in terms of concepts, but rather in terms of doing something, subconsciencely my body has been learning them that way.
but since the actions were in certain terms (gripping, rooting, etc), then the underlying muscles/structures were only being optimised towards those terms.
because of the subtlety, training these structures is really only thru imagery and repetition. after a while the imagagery goes away and is gradually replace with just a keen 'feel' for it.
I already know imagery works as a training method. what I didn't know is the subtlety it could be used for. so it's basically the same as I understand it, but with a finer grainularity.
It's given me food for things to incorporate in my training......meanwhile, as we wait a year or so to allow my body to learn what my brain has....can we continue the thread in whatever direction the next person steers it? or we can talk about this more if we want...
one more thought...or maybe another way of explaining what is physically going on ...another way to describe the 'suit'. imagine if every fiber of muscle and every strand of tendon, ligament, etc were replaced with either a '1' (on) or '0' (off).
as we stand flatfooted and top-heavy, there is a certain pattern of 1's and 0's which we can think of as our current position's 'fingerprint'. a real actual fingerprint has swirls and broken lines etc that follows a rough pattern, but it's certainly never perfectly symetrical. back to the body's 'fingerprint' - imagine if we could change the structure of the pattern so that we had alignment of the swirls in a particular vector at any given moment. control over each '1' and '0' state would happen automatically as long as we had the proper image of which pattern to use.
to equate concepts to tie this back:
'the suit' = 'the digital fingerprint'
now what was so hard about putting that into words? lol