01:58 What is Fascia?
02:57 Ligaments and Tendons vs Fascia
06:05 Visualizing Fascia in the Body
11:30 New Lens on Fascia
12:24 Fascia and the Nervous System
14:07 Emotions Stored in Body
17:30 Childhood Co-Regulation
20:38 Breath and Fascia
In this week’s episode of Going Pro, Michael breaks down in a simple and clear manner: what is fascia.
He describes fascia as a web of connective tissue that exists everywhere in your body from head to toe. He elaborates that it has an airy web-like quality to it and a spread out nature and structure that allow for its elasticity. He breaks down the difference between fascia and other parts of the body such as ligaments and tendons, shedding light on the physical property of fascia.
Michael also dives into the emotional elements of fascia, going in depth about how nerves and fascia exist as best friends right on top of each other. They are responding to one another. When it comes to emotions being stored in the body, fascia is where emotions that are not processed are stored. He talks about the reality of childhood and many of the unresolved traumas we have that live in our fascia.
Through physical examples as well as some imaginative and visual examples, Michael paints a wide picture of what this thing called fascia really is and why it is so important in general, and especially in regards to yoga. He rounds out the episode diving into the breath and sharing how important conscious breathing is when we are working with fascia through stretching, massage, or just in our normal day to day lives.
Become a fascia expert in no time with today’s short episode!