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Module 2 | Lesson 2: Standing releases

Module 2 | Lesson 2:
Standing releases

Understanding how our body moves and how our fascia (connective tissue) realigns, is vital in reducing tension and discomfort in the body. Connective tissue changes with gentle traction – this creates the feeling of ease and lightness through the body, promoting flexible joints and reducing signals to the brain of ‘pain’.

Every organ, bone and ligament in our body is formed by connective tissue, and this includes our fascia. Fascia is a band of connective tissue, primarily collagen, that sits beneath the skin like a spider web, separating muscles and other internal organs. Fascia is likened to ‘cling wrap’ as it surrounds our ligaments and organs, richly supplying them with nutrients and oxygen.

Connective tissue like anything in our body is changing all the time and changes based on the ‘forces’ exerted. Fascia forms a ‘wavy’ pattern in line with the direction of ‘force’. Fascia is flexible and able to resist great ‘tensional’ forces until the wavy pattern of fibres has been straightened out.

Easeful opening through the joints is rehabilitative and assists the fascia to realign, be flexible and remain pliable.

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