multi-dimensionality

Qualities of fascia: multi-dimensionality 10/10

  Our bodies, quite obviously, have a diverse spectrum of movement. This spectrum, or diversity, is reflected in the diverse architecture of our fascia which…...

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force transmission

Qualities of fascia: force transmission 9/10

Force transmission is an aspect of body-wide communication. This is what allows the body to respond holistically to events that happen locally. Information, and force,…...

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tensile stability

Qualities of fascia: tensile stability 8/10

Fascia is a continuous, tensile (workable, stretchable) network. Every part of that network has the capacity to communicate with every other part of that network…....

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muscle collaboration

Qualities of fascia: muscle collaboration 7/10

  Here’s an interesting fact: you cannot tension fascia without also tensioning muscle. In part, this is because we cannot consciously tension fascia so tensioning…...

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kinaesthesia

Qualities of fascia: kinaesthesia (felt sense) 6/10

Kinaesthesia is a word that contains within it two abilities: proprioception and interoception. Proprioception is the body’s ability to feel where it is in space. Interoception…...

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Qualities of fascia: plasticity 5/10

Plasticity occurs when a part of the body deforms irreversibly. Think of what would happen if you slowly stretched a plastic bag, the bag would…...

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elasticity

Qualities of fascia: elasticity 4/10

Think of elasticity as the bounce in your step, the buoyancy you feel when your movement is light and springy. Part of what facilitates that…...

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fascial glide

Qualities of fascia: fascial glide 3/10

Glide is the term used to describe the action of two fascial planes moving relative to each other, made possible because of the runny consistency…...

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