Fascial Geeking Out, Pt II

So I didn’t have a whole lot of time yesterday to read my books about the Fascia, which I have decided is the target goal of my PTA career.  Myofascial therapy is fascinating.  I really hope that the clinic I work at will be give me the opportunity to hone my myofascial/manual therapy techniques.

The fascia is also most fascinating to me in terms of Yin Yoga.  I *always* at least mention the effect Yin Yoga can influence the connective tissues, and thereby the body itself.  There are so many yoga poses that in essence perform self-release technique! I want my students to have a deeper understanding of their own bodies.  But since there is so much more to Yin – and I don’t want the students to get too left-brained during class. So I try to just pepper it in.

More and more research is being reported these days on what some call the “Cinderalla” tissue.  I love these tensegrity models.  These models can hold their shape, whereas bones in a skeleton model are held together with wire.

I intend to make the Fascia an important part of my blog. I think I’ve found my Niche.  I intend to expound on current research and up to date findings – in a different blog.

Right now I’ll just say this.  I know from a personal perspective that my range of motion improvements affect my every movement and I have a feeling of general ease.  I see the students’ bodies change over time, much to their surprise.  I see a lot of students come to love their Yin practice and its effects.  So it isn’t just me that thinks we are onto something.

A major aspect to Yin Yoga is the fascia and other connective tissues. Our bones can’t hold us upright due to compressive forces – Our tissues are a crucial tying together of our form and dispersion of compressive forces. This is only one aspect of the Yin approach, and I will expound upon Yin philosophy but that is a big topic and there is . There is much to do today – 2 classes to teach – household crap – and preparing for my Lululemon class tomorrow in the Park tomorrow.  This experience will broaden my teaching scope a lot. Park yoga is a lot different than controlled environment/flat floor of Vivify.

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