Fascia is a broad term for the connective tissue that weaves throughout the entire body to stabilize and bind our muscles, bones, and organs together. It makes up our tendons, ligaments, and over 30 percent of our muscles.
The elasticity and plasticity of our fascia are directly responsible for our flexibility, mobility, balance, reflexes, and proprioception. When fascia loses its youthful bounce due to inactivity, lack of mobility or aging, we feel achy, sore, and unable to perform optimally in physical activities. When we stretch and condition our fascia, we increase mobility, promoting healthier movement and improved quality of life.
This bundle contains two plans. In Elasticity: Fascial Conditioning, we train the fascia with dynamic, rebounding movements to condition and reorganize it into supple, reactive bands. In Plasticity: Fascial Stretching, we remold the fascia for improved mobility and flexibility. Each of the ten classes works into one of the five fascial lines, providing you with specific methods to optimally stretch and condition the body.
Included free in this bundle is the Elasticity & Plasticity PDF, which contains three different 60-day programs to approach fascial stretching and to optimize your training based on your level of flexibility, workout schedule, and goals.
Fascia is a broad term for the connective tissue that weaves throughout the entire body to stabilize and bind the muscles, bones, and organs together. This series uses dynamic, rebounding movements to condition and reorganize our fascia into supple, reactive bands, dramatically increasing range of motion, athleticism, and mobility.
When fascia loses its elasticity due to inactivity, lack of mobility, or aging, our bodies lose their youthful bounce and we feel achy, sore, and unable to perform optimally in yoga or other physical activities.
This plan is divided into the major fascial lines. Each of the 30-minute classes trains each fascial line through dynamic rebound training. As we move dynamically into a movement, we allow the rebound to return us to our neutral position. By training the fascia in this way, we not only feel healthier and more mobile, but over time we increase our balance, proprioception, and reflex.
Fascia is the connective tissue that weaves throughout the entire body. It makes up our tendons, ligaments, and over 30 percent of our muscle. The majority of our flexibility and limitation in movement comes from the restrictions of our fascia, and this plan is designed to address just that.
Plasticity refers to fascia changing its length and retaining its shape. When fascia is stretched past its elastic qualities for longer periods of time, the bonds that hold the fascia together are altered and new bonds form. This remolding of fascia promotes improved mobility by reducing tension and rigidity.
The majority of traditional stretching tends to focus on a single joint or muscle group. This is similar to stretching a plastic bag, but only in the middle of the bag. Working into plasticity, however, is like holding a plastic bag from both ends and stretching it evenly across the entire bag, rather than just in the middle. If you work to stretch the fascia as a whole, along the entire fascial line, you increase your potential to be more flexible.
Each of the five classes in this series stretches through one of the five major fascial lines. By separating the videos into different fascial sheets, you get the optimal amount of time to rest, recover, and remodel one fascial line before continuing on to stretch others. The poses in this series are held for 8 to 10 breaths to allow enough time to stretch into the fascia and maximize our time efficiently.