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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

YOGA INSTRUCTION

Regular Western anatomy makes no sense for yoga – Anatomy Trains is a practical and enlightening map of the connected sheets of fascia and muscle engaged by the yoga asanas. Even if you didn’t like anatomy, you will definitely value Anatomy Trains to help you see your students’ problems more clearly, as well as to deepen your own practice.

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.