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Jan 24
2016

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‘Do your yoga.’ 

Mark Whitwell  recently quoted  Krishnamacharya with this and reminded me of what I so often highlight in my classes. Even though we have a selection of postures and meditations, you have to eventually trust your intuition and find your own way of practicing. 


There is no such thing such as style, posture or behaviour that you have to master to experience being fully you. Yoga means union. You can find union when swimming in the sea, surfing, dancing, hiking or being with your friends too. Movement is important. 


Yoga as a system helps us to build awareness. And newest research shows how much the yogis nailed it, addressing different parts of our bodies and mind with different breathing techniques, meditations, postures, stretching, strengthening and revitalising our whole being and help our fascia functioning. Fascia (our connective tissue) is more accepted being seen as our six sense. 


The way we think is influenced by your fascia!!! Fascia is more innernervated than the tongue, the muscles or the eye!!! So yes! You can change your brain, through your body. Your brain is interested in what s going on in your fascia. So listen closely, trust and do YOUR yoga. Change your body about your mind.

“Most of these emotions are going to start in your nervous system. They’re going to be exported to your muscles. And the pattern in your muscles is going to determine what the pattern in the fascia is.

But by the time your fascia gets stuck in that pattern, the problem is how are you going to get out of it? General exercise won’t get you out of these things. They will not change the pattern of the fascia. You need long, slow stretches, such as during yoga.

One of the wonderful things about yoga is that because of the sustained stretch held in many yoga poses, you actually do change the connective tissue. So you change the pattern of that fascia and thus you can get down to the chronic tension patterns lodged in the tissues. This can lead to a wonderful emotional unfolding over the long term.” – Tom Myers

 


I feel blessed to have found Diane Long as my teacher at the beginning of my yoga journey. Diane introduced me to Vanda Scaravelli’s way of practicing (often called intuitive yoga), and I feel it all comes full circle with what I learn (and teach) about fascia and movement these days. 

I can’t wait to share with you more of this! Please let me know if there is anything in particular you want to know, or you don’t understand about the magical spider-web inside of you.

If you want to learn more about fascia in movement, check my calendar for upcoming fascia classes, workshops and trainings! Your body and students will thank you.

Alexa Nehter

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