I have discovered, much to my pleasant surprise, that I actually LOVE reading about the Fascial network and how it intertwines with the better recognized musculoskeletal system It’s all Tensegrity baby.
Huh? What’s that? Super awesome question. Right now I’m still gathering my information to adequately verbalize it at the level I get it.
I *am* a scientist, even if I have sort of turned my back on my title, I DO have a doctorate in the biological sciences. I worked really f-ing hard to pull that off! And now I’ve got an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance (NOT TO MENTION I AM ACTUALLY LICENSED TO PRACTICE THAT UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A PHYSICAL THERAPIST!). Still getting used to that last phrase and feeling confident that I’ve spent countless hours considering how the human body function properly (or not!)
But back to Tensegrity Baby. I’ve always had an appreciation for the power of a good long stretch, even as a youngster. And I am blessed with a naturally (extremely) flexible body that has gotten more flexible over the years thanks to 17 years of spending thousands (not kidding) hours on my Manduka yoga mat coupled with years of yoga teaching.
This is an incredibly exciting time to be a yoga instructor/yoga geek. With notable Western Institutions publishing evidence based research on the powers of Yoga, mindfulness, and healthy fascia….. Wow. Western philosophy simply has to connect with the East, even if the naysayers will that I’m suggesting satanic worship, which is simply not the case.
There is a part of me that even feels compelled to write a research grant (not quite there yet, lemme heal from being in school). While I waffle on the grant writing idea AT THIS POINT, the more time I research connective tissues, the more confident I become on touting the findings of others and what I’ve just personally experienced in my own body and what I see happening with my fellow yogis. In an increasingly insane world, reliant on the easy fixes… I am increasingly empowered.
I’ll be revisiting these issues. I 100% believe that a huge part of the study of the human body has been tossed into the biohazard bin, with the assumption that it (fascia/connective tissues) is simply the bubble wrap on the musculoskeletal system. And of course, the Msk system is an enormous component of our locomotion system. But let’s not be that reductionist- and consider that the huge amount of tissue that’s historically been thrown into the biotrash bin warrants a WHOLE lot more thought.
Sorta scared too – sort of out of my comfort zone.
I have made the executive decision to leave my computer behind. It is too much of a hassle. And I’m not going to get a stupid People magazine for the flight, either. I have a book on fascia to be reading.
But I had to take a little break from packing to do a mini personal practice. Here are my favorite clips. Now off to finish packing! 🙂
I slept like a ROCK last night, which is a pleasant surprise for me, I usually wake up several times during the night. So I am most grateful – yet still having trouble waking up. So I did a little personal practice and here are my favorite stills. I’m going to attempt to add the video clips, but I’ll be at the mercy of youtube.
Here’s a few. I gotta walk the dogs and get ready for 9:30 Hot/Vibe and 12:30 Yin at Vivify Hot Yoga. I love my Saturday classes so much.
Well, now that I have been granted to practice as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of NM, I need to look for a job. 🙂 And I’m keen to get back to the clinic, I really enjoy clinic. And I really enjoy a salary.
Pretty excited to get my certificate in the mail!
I’ve made a a bit of headway on updating my resume on LinkedIn and Indeed. Today I want to take on more job search sites.
I applied for a job in Bernalillo yesterday. I will aim for 2 applications today. Writing cover letters is really difficult for me! Lucky I’m fairy pleased with my resume itself.
I plan to review the Board questions today – they have released them and I certainly want to know what the true answers were on the questions that I had incorrect. I want to be a super-PTA, I’ve promised myself I will continue to study orthopedics/anatomy and of course yoga asana while I find that dream PTA job!
I’ve also stumbled upon a really good photo edit app – called Enlight. It looks pretty neat. I am dubious I’ll ever figure out the really cool stuff but why not try? A 2 minute youtube video helped me figure this out. So I’ll be definitely be watching more tutorials.
Thanks in Advance Universe 🙂
I really like organization. But if things get too out of hand, I sometimes procrastinate because I am overwhelmed. A LOT of things piled up during the 2 years I was in school. Since graduating in April, I have taken on a lot of tasks, but mostly the raging fires. Because studying for the Boards was a lot of work. So I’m still super disorganized in many regards. But I just organized my gmail inbox and I am really happy I finally did it.
I am also really happy to be teaching Yin in a few hours. Unheated, stretchy, and calming. Yin is crucial, not just for one’s yoga performance, but for simply improving range of motion and letting the nervous system relax, just for starters. If you aren’t flexible that is COOL! Don’t be shy, my Yin classes are very laid-back and no judgements whatsoever.