The Feet Have to Understand The Pelvis -Ida Rolf

 A good background to this article would be the one I shared about one of my heroes, Ida P. Rolf. You can click on her name to read it, if you like. Dr. Rolf came up with ideas surrounding a tensegrity model, as applied to the body's fascia (sinews). 
Dr. Rolf getting down and dirty with her elbow
Her ideas have been expanded upon by some of the great thinkers in the bodywork movement, including Thomas Myers, founder of Anatomy Trains.
     I was lucky enough to take an Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians workshop for manual therapists in New Jersey, this past October. It was a phenomenal experience. I was able to put to words ideas that I have only experienced in my own practice, but never had explained to me. 
Vesalius (c. 1550) shows us the deep front line
Listening to the instructor, Simone Lindner, was inspiring. Her vast knowedge and passion about this work was contagious. I returned to Jacksonville full of excitement to share with you all that I learned.
Me, Simone, and a Skeleton
 According to the KMI website, 
"Anatomy Trains® maps the 'anatomy of connection' - the whole-body fascial and myofascial linkages. Anatomy Trains links the individual muscles into functional complexes, each with a specific anatomy and 'meaning'. Anatomy Trains leads to new holistic strategies for health professionals, movement teachers, and athletes to resolve complex postural and movement patterns. "
 More simply put, it's a map of how the muscles connect through the fascial networks of the body. This video helps:


To dig deeper into Anatomy Trains, click here or come get a session and let the work speak for itself.

You can study about your own body at your leisure, too. 
Click here to buy the book (I highly recommend it).

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