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Q & A with Tom: Trampolines and Fascia

A follower on FB writes in with a question about the effect of trampolines on fascia: Hi! I’ve been a fan of AT for years and have been wondering about the effect of trampoline exercise on the fascial system. I learned that being in an antigravity environment can change fluid distribution in the body. Since… Read more

Usain and Symmetry

See the New York Times article: Something’s Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride Last week I had a group of movement professionals in for an intensive, and I noticed again how many folks are ‘hooked’ on the drug of symmetry. Lots of yoga and Pilates folks, and often dancers, will ‘automatically’ put themselves in symmetrical positions… Read more

PILATES INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE

Make the connections in the Pilates work by understanding how the exercises are linked through your fascia from one end of the move to the other. As a Pilates teacher, Anatomy Trains will let you see where your clients are not moving, so you can cue them to full participation.

How Do I Start?

Kickoff your education with Anatomy Trains by reading Anatomy Trains Third Edition by Tom Myers. You’ll learn how the muscles are functionally linked in ‘myofascial meridians’ through the fascial webbing.