Category: Research

Myth and Healing in Ancient Greece

We’ve posted this before, but someone recently reminded me of it again. Worth revisiting. Doctors trace their lineage back to Hippocrates. Holistic therapists can trace their lineage back to ‘Asklepios’ (Aesculapius). Here I take you on a tour of the original ‘asklepion’ (hospital) in Greece, and show you how holistic thinking was for the ancients.

Q&A with Tom: Amputations & Anatomy Trains

Axel Dell asks: Hi, all! I was asked this past weekend how you apply the Anatomy Trains to people with amputations, and wasn’t sure how to answer the question. I know Tom talked about it at the teacher training, but I am pretty sure my little brain was overloaded by that point. Could you give… Read more

Cobra: Core Support

The upright human posture and plantigrade gait requires a delicate balance to keep the ventral cavity operating at its functional best. Solving problems in the abdominopelvic region has focused primarily on the horizontal belt surrounding it: the transversus abdominis and its fascial connections to the thoracolumbar fascia and neural connections to the levator ani of… Read more

Can Fascia Stretch?

I know this is just a little side article: Article: If We Cannot Stretch Fascia, What Are We Doing? But it provoked this response from me: While I appreciate a contrarian view, I have to weigh in on some of the inaccuracies in this article. I have no problem with ideas changing over time, and… Read more

Teacher Discussion: Stretch

We’ve been having a discussion about stretching among the teachers. It’s a bit involved but interesting if you want to follow along:   Yaron said: I’d be interested to know what points are you disagreeing with him. I thought this lecture was very thorough about what may happen to ones tissue and performance if one… Read more

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