Exploring the Fascial System, Part 1

by Thomas Myers |  Date Released : 31 Aug 2010

  • The difference between “anatomy trains” and the kinetic chain concept
  • The fascia is a lot more than covering
  • The fascial connection that link all muscles together
  • Why fitness professionals need to know about fascia
  • Symptoms are always parts of patterns
  • Traditional training vs. functional training
  • Multi-vectorial rationale
  • The proprioceptive role of fascia
  • For every nerve ending you have in muscle you have nine in the fascia
  • Fascia is the richest sensory organ
  • The more awake nerve endings are better the performance
  • The feedback you’re getting from under your skin is more important than the feedback you get from the ligaments
  • It's important to look at things in terms of whole systems, even though our society tends to break things down into smaller parts
  • Fascia is everywhere throughout the body; no place in the body is outside of the fascial net
  • The future of the fitness industry
  • What the body was designed for
  • Changing our approach to physical education
  • If we have a healthy body we have a healthy mind
  • This society is increasingly in a man-made environment
  • Intuition is a physical feeling

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Thomas Myers

About the author: Thomas Myers

Thomas Myers is a Rolfer and the author of Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians book and video series. Tom studied directly with Dr Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Buckminster Fuller and has practiced integrative bodywork in a variety of cultural and clinical settings for nearly 30 years. Former Chair of the Rolf Institute's Anatomy Faculty, Tom currently directs Kinesis, Inc, which runs a variety of courses, including professional certification in Structural Integration. Tom is a frequent contributor to trade magazines and journals. He lives, writes and sails on the coast of Maine.


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