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Anatomy (Fascia, Lymph, etc.)

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Fascia Magnified 25x. Serge Gracovetsky - Fascia Congress Part # 3 of 3 - Boston 2007.wmv. The Functional Role of Fascia in Posture and Movement: Part I. The Daily Bandha: Sankalpa, Visualization and Yoga: The Diaphragm-Psoas Connection. The Sanskrit word “Sankalpa” has been interpreted to mean a “resolution” or “intention”, usually in association with the practice of Yoga Nidra.

The Daily Bandha: Sankalpa, Visualization and Yoga: The Diaphragm-Psoas Connection

According to Swami Saraswati, “sankalpa has the potential to release tremendous power by clearly defining and focusing on a chosen goal.” The focus of this blog post is to illustrate the subtle, yet powerful myofascial connections between the diaphragm and iliopsoas muscle all the way down to the feet in Triangle pose. Understanding and visualizing these connections in Trikonasana will enable you to do the same in other poses. The diaphragm, as we all know, is the central muscle of breathing. It operates mostly unconsciously, though we can consciously influence its rate and depth of contraction. Visualization is a powerful tool you can use to access these connections.

Lyphmatic system

Stretching. Tai Chi, Fascia and Whole-Body Movement - Handspring Publishing. We are pleased to share another blog post written by Sam Moor, teacher of Chen Tai Chi.

Tai Chi, Fascia and Whole-Body Movement - Handspring Publishing

A key outcome of Sam’s research into fascia and its role in human movement is an appreciation of the value of a ‘contemporary and scientific approach to anatomy and movement’. As I mentioned before, my partner is a specialist in conservation and ecology which is great because I am always keen to learn more about wildlife and nature. In particular I am consistently fascinated at how all of Earth’s inhabitants, from the tiniest of bacteria to the biggest of mammals, are inextricably linked through one vast ecological web.

When running nature workshops for children my partner often illustrates this by building a working model of an ecological web using many bits of twine. The Movement Fix. Dr.

The Movement Fix

Ryan DeBell has been an athlete his whole life. The Best Kept Secret: Why People HAVE to Squat Differently. Video Addendum added 1/11/14 There is absolutely no one size fits all squat position.

The Best Kept Secret: Why People HAVE to Squat Differently

If you don't believe me, you are in for a treat. The Daily Bandha. Bandha Yoga: Scientific Keys to Unlock the Practice of Hatha Yoga. Word Pro - ScienceOfBreath.PDF - ScienceOfBreath. Helping People Discover New and Innovative Possibilities. During a traumatic experience, the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated.

Helping People Discover New and Innovative Possibilities

This triggers the Fight or Flight Response. If you are unable to fight or flee, however, then the energy mustered by the nervous system to protect you may become stored in the body, most often in the muscles of the pelvis, abdomen, and thighs. In the wild, animals will shake and tremble to release this energy after a traumatic event, thus restoring the body to normal. Humans have overridden this response, and consequently, the energy may become stored as chronically contracted muscles. Long-term stress (itself a form of trauma) or strenuous physical activity may also cause chronic contraction of these muscles. Restoring Lost Physical Function, RKC Kettlebell Cert. Biologically Closed Electric Circuits: Clinical, Experimental and ... - Björn Nordenström - Google Books. Tai Chi and Hypermobility Syndrome - Earth Balance Tai Chi.

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Syndrome As a Tai Chi Instructor I live with hypermobility syndrome.

Tai Chi and Hypermobility Syndrome - Earth Balance Tai Chi

It was not originally diagnosed as that in my childhood, and it was also incorrectly diagnosed as early onset arthritis in my early 30′s. The really good news is that Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation are all recommended ways to help gently combat symptoms, and I have first hand experience with that part. Active Isolated Stretching Philosophy & Techniques » Stretching USA. The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.

Active Isolated Stretching Philosophy & Techniques » Stretching USA

Over the past few decades many experts have advocated that stretching should last up to 60 seconds. For years, this prolonged static stretching technique was the gold standard. However, prolonged static stretching actually decreases the blood flow within the tissue creating localized ischemia and lactic acid buildup. Micro Current, Fascia and Collagen Article. Fascia, Collagen and the Fascial Network by Stuart W.

Micro Current, Fascia and Collagen Article

Titus, Ph.D. Fascia, in Latin meaning "bands", and is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web, from head to foot, without interruption. A support structure for the body, Fascia is a web of thin elastic tissue that exists in continuous layers throughout the body. Quadratus Lumborum. TCM meridians and fascia: what do they have to do with the internal arts? This is a first for this blog, and I hope it’s not the last.

TCM meridians and fascia: what do they have to do with the internal arts?

Today I’m featuring a guest blogger, Trevor Aungthan. He is both a gifted student of multiple martial systems (internal and external) as well as a qualified and experienced physiotherapist who has worked with Cirque du Soleil and is the creator of an exciting new exercise program called "Circus Conditioning". In this article Trevor gives a fascinating and highly informative analysis of the meridians of traditional Chinese medicine, fascia and the internal arts. Enjoy! If you've ever seen an acupuncturist, you may have heard what Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners call 'meridians' - these are the pathways that Qi (or Chi) flow through in our bodies.

Pavel Tsatsouline - Beyond Stretching. The seminar. BodyReading - KMI Maine 2012 Day 2. Tensegrity & Fascia - KMI Maine 2012 Day 4.