Yoga and the New Anatomy: Myofascial Dynamics for Yoga Practitioners


Most yoga teachers and practitioners are familiar with the profound paradigm shift taking place in the world of anatomy and physiology today, as researchers increasingly recognize the critical role the fascia—the body’s connective tissue—plays in bodily functioning.

In this course, Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers discusses this paradigm shift, and shares his insights into what the growing understanding of the importance of fascia means for mechano-regulation in the body, for the mechanics of healthy movement, and even for the dynamics of facilitating mental-emotional change.

Fascia – the‘biological fabric’ that holds us together – has been shown by recent research to not just be an inert wrapping material, it also performs essential regulatory functions for all the body’s tissues.  All movement affects fascia, but different types of movement train it in specific, definable ways.  Knowing how the fascia responds to the varying yoga ‘ styles’ adds a new dimension to teachers and practitioners concerned about long-term functional health, injury prevention and recovery, and enhancing the activities of daily life.

What You Will Learn

  •  How new understandings of the fascia is forcing us to redefine how we think about the body and the mechanics of movement
  •  How and why the state of the fascial system is interlinked with nervous system functioning, the circulatory system and other key bodily systems.
  • How the fascial net functions as a whole body communications system
  • How the emerging new view of the anatomy of the body provides  important insights into facilitating the structural health of our ‘fibrous’ body and why these are of critical importance to yoga practitioners
  • The mechanics of how different types of yoga stretches affect the fascia, and how to know the difference between hurting and helping when it comes to working with the fascial fabric.
  • Key procedures for cultivating fascial elasticity and plasticity and why they are important
  • Essential steps to avoid injury, and facilitate repair, and remodeling of the fascial tissues

This Course Includes:

  • Free Report: 10 Tips for Fascial Fitness
  • Recordings of Both Sessions – It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions, both MP3 and MP4 (streaming video), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
  • Transcripts of Both Sessions – Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.


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Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies.

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