Author Archive: Tom Myers

Q&A with Tom: Kyphosis and Fascia

In this blog post, Tom answers a frequently asked question from a follower about an all-too common postural pattern — upper and lower cervical kyphosis. Hello, after watching the webinar (How Fascia Moves – thank you), I had a question. As an occupational therapist, I see people with hunched shoulders and necks. I question whether… Read more

Anatomy Trains in Honolulu

Tom recently taught two courses in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii: Balancing the Pelvis and ‘Finding Home’ – A Guide to Functional Neutral. Enjoy some photos from his time there. Tom beginning the ‘Balancing the Pelvis’ course with work on the abductor group.  Pretty nice to be able to duck out for lunch and take a swim… Read more

Aina

It’s difficult for an East Coaster to find ‘island time’. I got here a few days early ahead of my pair of Hawaiian classes, They’re bracketed this year by our two sets of dissection classes, and the absolute focus required in the lab – two cohorts of Japanese, well-meaning and well disciplined, but still, people… Read more

A New Organ is Classified

It’s official: a new organ has been classified.  Once again, scientists find wholeness new and fascinating, when wholeness is in fact the scientific truth, and always has been. The mesentery (as well as the mediastinum within the chest and meninges around the brain) forms from the coelomic bags that line the spaces which open up… Read more

Kenneth Snelson, Tensegrity Pioneer

Kenneth Snelson, explorer in tensegrity, has passed from this earth at the age of 89. I never met Snelson personally, though I did give a talk a couple of years ago at Black Mountain College outside of Asheville; a 60’s alternative summer ‘think tank’ where he and Bucky met, and Bucky first saw “Early X-piece”… Read more

The Return of the Light

Every religion away from the equator has a ceremony around this time of year, when the sun reaches its lowest point in the sky and then starts slowly arcing higher for longer days. 2016 – though it was certainly a successful year for us at Anatomy Trains – felt like a low ebb year all… Read more

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