Yoga

Pre- and Post-Exercise Stretching: Pros and Cons

Now, any movement is better than none, but there are a lot of cultural assumptions about stretching that we (exercisers, yoga adepts, bodyworkers, rehab specialists) have embraced without much of a foundation. The presumptions persist even as the research tells a different story. Everybody stretches, all the time. Sit down, and you are stretching the… Read more

foam roller for myofascial release

Foam Rolling and Self-Myofascial Release

To roll or not to roll? That is the question. What is happening inside when you do foam rolling or use any types of balls or tools for self-myofascial release (SMR)? For starters, you cannot foam roll fascia exclusively; all the other cells – nerve, muscle, and epithelia – are getting ‘rolled’ too. In epithelial… Read more

Q&A with Tom: Fuzz Speech

One of our followers on Facebook recently posed this question to Tom: What are the current thoughts about the fuzz speech? There seems to be a lot out there about it moving often and all the time which makes perfect sense, but it is also using information on a cadaver versus a living body. I seem to… Read more

Children at Play

Kinesthetic Literacy

“If you are sane in an insane world,” said R. D. Laing to me back in the 80’s, “ then you yourself are insane.”  Are we asking our children to commit an insane act and pretending it is the soul of sanity?  In requiring our ever-younger children  to sit for hours absorbing audio-visual information in school,… Read more

Response to a ‘Painful’ Controversy

[Editor’s Note: Tom is responding to this article, written by Nick Ng: http://tellusnewsdigest.com/health/2014/11/anatomy-trains-stirs-painful-controversy/3323/] Dear Nick Ng, You flatter the excerpt from my recent interview by raising it to the level of neurological treatise, thank you. Less convincing is the use of unnecessary words like ‘sect of followers’ (lol) and ‘maverick’ – are such editorial comments really… Read more

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