fascia – our organ of innerness

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Dec 10
2015

 

‘Fascia is our organ of innerness. The soul is dwelling in the connective tissues’.

~ Andrew Taylor Still

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I am in LOVE with the science of fascia. This for many reasons:

 

Fascia is our internal ocean. Plus for me the current fascia research brings everything together what I learned through surfing, meditation, from my teachers Eve, Diane Long (Scaravelli Yoga) and in Kundalini Yoga. It involves our mental attitude towards the practice (and our lives), our internal spacial awareness and the different ways of working with our bodies to create a dynamic stability and a multidimensional freedom of movement.

 

Our fascia, or connective tissue, is found everywhere in our bodies. Connective tissue is mostly fluid. It’s everywhere (think 3-D)! Moving with ‘fascial’ awareness, we can dive deep physically, emotionally and spiritually! For me it’s the best way to teach and practice the essence of asana practice: A genuine balance between effort and ease.

 

Fascia is our organ of support, it is the fluid system that every cell relies on for proper functioning, and it’s also seen as our biggest sensory organ. Nerves innervate fascia. It’s our organ of proprioception and interoception (the ability to sense your body from the inside, to get a feeling of innerness).

 

The more we work with the different methods that engage the fascial matrix (fascial release, bouncing, stretching, micro movements, etc.) the more juicy, resilient, adaptable and flexible it will become. And with it our minds will too.

 

Trough practicing yoga with fascial awareness and knowledge our being is connected and moved with more ease and fluidity and with an increased internal awareness and improved postural efficiency.

 

In my asana practice I question my own alignment in the process – I realign again and again… I aim to create space in the joints, muscles and a tensional integrity (bio-tensegrity) within my structural alignment which creates a feeling of inner freedom and lightness.

 

I forget about the pose and focus on the inner feeling – the feeling of being free.

 

 

Want to learn more about fascia and yoga? 

Check out the trainings page for upcoming workshops in this field.

Contact Cheryl  bookings@alexanehter.com to schedule a 1-1 session.

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