In primal movement, we are working to move with the natural alignment of our spine. Working with a more natural, springy alignment, we cultivate balanced tone- all sides of the body engaging holistically for functional movement.
In our daily lives and in our practices, oftentimes we cultivate movement patterns that are out of harmony.
The anterior chains of the body tend to work harder than the posterior chains of the body, and this imbalance can lead to injury and ailment.
By teaching our body to engage in an even and balanced way, we invite whole body integration and optimize our body to move in an intelligent and healthy way.
Through alignment of the spine, learning to engage the posterior chain in balance with the anterior chain, and cultivating even tension and tone- we begin to move through space in a more integrated and holistic way.
When we are moving out of alignment- our body suffers. When we are not engaging the...
Lately, fascia is a hot topic when it comes to biomechanics and anatomy of the body, and with good reason! This interconnected and holistic system of connective tissue is informing, communicating, and holding the tension and integrity of our physical body structure.
Here are my top three reasons why fascia is so dope:
>> Fascia has changed the way we understand biomechanics and functional mobility.
Where once we understood the body as a compressive, stacked structure, separated into isolated parts, we now understand the body as a holistic, integrated, and interconnected tensegrity system.
In past concepts of body mechanics, we thought that the bones needed to be stacked for optimal alignment and to maintain proper structure and function. However, this is no longer accurate. Now we understand that the bones are essentially floating struts in a network of fascial connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. This changes the idea that our bones are stacking on top of each other and...