Our Myofascial System Examplified

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_quote _id=”4″ ][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]Our myofascial system is a universal network – like a blanket it wraps our muscles – it binds our muscle fibres, tendon, and tissue together to maintain correct posture, prevent muscle tear and enhance the ability of our muscle fibres to contract.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”][/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Experience your myofascial system [/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]To get a practical sense of what the myofascial system is, do the following: Sit on a chair, grab the skin of your thigh with your thumb and first finger and move it in all directions – violá, the substance that makes your skin movable, that is your fascia.
Or discover it differently: Next time you prepare chicken legs, look very carefully, because that slippery white substance under the skin of the chicken leg that makes its skin move, is the myofascial system.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]When our fascia is under stress…
[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Hundreds2_web.jpg” alt=”pilates hundreds exercise myofascial awareness” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]When our fascia is tight, both, muscles and nerves are compressed. This restricts the ability of our nerves to send information to our muscles, and the range of motion is inhibited because our muscles’ ability to contract and lengthen is impaired.

This muscular malfunction creates tight little knots in the size of grains of rice – so-called trigger points. These trigger points keep our muscles short and tight and prevent our muscles from relaxing, which causes our muscles to tire quickly. Also, the blood flow to the muscles and arteries is restricted resulting in oxygen depletion, waste matter, coldness and eventually pain. These trigger points can create all kinds of problems such as nausea, dizziness, postural distortion, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, vomiting, urinary incontinence to name a few. But now to fascia and Pilates…[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]6 reasons for the Pilates-Myofascial-Trainings Combi[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]
Why the myofascial release training is a valuable aid to the Pilates method. The myofascial training

1. facilitates the Pilates principle of “flowing movement”.
2. facilitates the “power without force” concept.
3. reduces unnecessary resistance from the antagonistic muscle group.
4. allows a more efficient movement of the diaphragm.
5. allows a deeper activation of the ‘powerhouse’ and shoulder girdle stabilizers.
6. helps the contractibility, extensibility and elasticity of muscle fibres in the full range of motion.

Observing the Pilates method carefully, we will see that every exercise uses 1 or a combination of these 4 forms: flexion, extension, rotation and torsion. [/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The result of tight fascia in flexion[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/HundredsSide_web.jpg” alt=”pilates hundreds exercise myofascial awareness” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]For example in the Pilates Hundreds. Imagine doing the Hundreds with a T-shirt on, and on the way up, while you are trying to flex your torso upwards, someone is pulling you down via the collar of your T-shirt – that is what tight fascia feels like in flexion.

Your neck and head will carry the weight of your torso instead of your pelvis, and the driving power will come from your neck and shoulders instead of your deep muscle corset system – your powerhouse.
[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The result of tight fascia in extension[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/swan_web.jpg” alt=”pilates swan exercise myofascial awareness” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]For example in the Pilates Swan. This time imagine that your skin at your belly is glued onto the mat while you are trying to move up and down – that is what tight facia feels like in extension.

The back of your neck and the top of your shoulders will carry the weight of your torso instead of the axial extension, and the driving power will come from a collapse in your neck and lower back instead of your deep muscle corset system – your powerhouse.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The result of tight fascia in rotation[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/LegCirc2_web.jpg” alt=”pilates leg circle exercise myofascial awareness” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]For example in the Pilates Leg Circles. Imagine that your leg is tied to your chest while you are trying to make a perfect circle in the sky – that is what tight facia feels like in rotation.

Your chest and thigh will carry the weight of your torso instead of your pelvis in combination with the axial extension, and also the driving power will come from your chest and thighs instead of your deep muscle corset system – your powerhouse.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The result of tight fascia in torsion[/x_custom_headline][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Twist1_web.jpg” alt=”pilates twist exercise myofascial awareness” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]
For example in the Pilates Twist. Imagine that someone is holding your waist tightly while you are trying to twist – that is what tight fascia feels like in torsion.

Your neck and shoulders will carry the weight of your torso instead of the axial extension, and the driving force will come from your head, neck and shoulders instead of your deep muscle corset system – your powerhouse.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Released Fascia, Effective Training[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]

As you can see to release our tight fascia is also highly beneficial for our Pilates Training. We can reach a higher level just by releasing tight fascia. And, if you really want to get serious about it, you can sign up for our myofascial massage or myofascial group class now.

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