Biotensegrity – the elastic support system
Join Catherine Annis on this Scaravelli Yoga Biotensegrity Workshop where we will look at how this eleastic support system effects us in yoga - The Life Centre, Islington, London, Feb 2019
Have you ever wondered how we can shift rapidly into complex positions, crawl through small spaces, balance on fine wires, and perform dance movements with incredible grace and agility? We’re able to move in so many varied ways because our structure is organised and supported by the opposing forces of biotensegrity.
Our physical structures are designed to spread the load of the body evenly, so that no one area is under unnecessary pressure or stress as we move around.
This creates balanced and equal forces which transfer between and across the interconnected fibres of muscle fascia and bone, reducing friction, and enabling subtle, fluid and sometimes explosive movement. Our tissues store energy, so that when we need a sudden burst of power, they are ready to release into recoil, providing us with spring and the ability to run and jump.
Join Catherine for this afternoon Yoga Biotensegrity Workshop session to learn:
∗ What biotensegrity is, and how it affects us in yoga
∗ Why we need compression and tension and how they work together to create harmony and balance
∗ How tensegrity helps give us structural integrity
∗ New approaches to exploring your yoga practice
∗ How to benefit from an understanding of tensegrity in your yoga practice
In yoga, we’re constantly looking for balance. Balance between effort and ease, expansion and gathering, tension and compression. Balancing these opposing forces helps us feel light, spacious and stress-free in our postures, as if we are in flow with the forces of gravity.
Fascia has become buzzwords in yoga and bodywork and our increasing understanding is helping to revolutionize our understanding of how we move. We’re beginning to throw away the old paradigms and move towards a new fluid approach to movement practice.