The Power of the Pose

A good pose is timeless..

The human form has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years, refining the connections in our Fascia towards one primary objective, upright gait. This is the movement human beings (like us 🙂 used to gather food, escape predators and take our place at the top of the food chain.

Body Language communicates more than words ever could. Connective Tissue has been used to communicate far before language. What would we hear if we tuned into this older language?

Any pose engages different Myofascial Meridians, different lines of pull balance the body and become active depending on what the situation demands. (see Anatomy Trains)

Taking a pose is placing a particular set of demands on our fascia.

The repeated demands on our Fascia will influence our baseline tension. This is our pre-stress, the tensions which give us our resting posture.

We can use different positions and tensile demands, to familiarize ourselves with the lines as well as to help us hydrate and mobilize the lines we need to work on.

Over time this can bring us a revitalized posture and functional movement.

It will be best to train the positions involved in the primary function of human beings, gait.

Just training is not good enough, we need to put ourselves in specific positions and connect our frame towards efficient gait by using tension to facilitate connective tissue remodeling.

 In plain voice, we have to get into the right position and then solidify that position into our body using tension. Tension got us into this mess, tension will be the way out.

Published by Primal Fitness Project

Hello and welcome to the Primal Fitness Project. I’m a Personal Trainer with a deep interest in the body/mind. I believe it’s coming to light there is much more overlap between body and mind; physiology and psychology. In the context of evolution, the conditions we are experiencing are quite new and surprisingly unpleasant to our genetics. Major environmental conditions like lighting, temperature, food and stress are having negative impacts on our genetic expression. Negative impacts on our very human blueprint. I’m not suggesting we run off into the woods or abandon the progress that benefits us. I am suggesting that we begin to ask questions about where our culture has lost balance with the human blueprint. In an industry oriented purely the physical and worse still, dominated by dissection mentality. Disconnecting the body instead of training it as a whole. Isolating muscle groups is being shown to have negative impacts on our Fascia, the organ of form which integrates all systems of the body. The rates of injury and degeneration are fire alarms signaling our straying from the path. This BIG! It means we are unintentionally limiting ourselves in the quality of our movement and psychology. On top of that there are the environmental challenges of diet, distraction and sleep. It’s fair to say we’ve hit a low point in health and happiness with the epidemic of diseases both mental and physical. This space represents our resurgence. We’re building a community conscious of these challenges and prepared to take action back towards balance. Our weapons are information and practice. Here you will find information from people looking to empower you to take control of the six major points in our Hexagon of Health: Mentality, Movement, Breath, Sleep, Nutrition and Community. Let us put this information into practice and become stronger together.

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