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.