Embodying Yin : on and off the mat

Yin Yoga is a practice of mostly floor based poses held for at least 3 minutes, typically at about 60-70% of our maximum range of motion. This moderate depth that we find in each pose is often referred to as ‘finding our edge’ – the place where we meet a little […]

Self Myofascial Release – general guidelines and tools

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a term used to describe a variety of techniques which manipulate the soft tissues in the body (muscles and fascia). Many massage therapists and other body workers are trained in this field of manual therapy. However, with a little knowledge and the help of myofascial ‘tools’, […]

Understanding fascia: a guide to your body’s connective tissue

What is Fascia? Fascia is a continuous network of connective tissue in the body, composed primarily of cells, collagen, elastin and ground substance – a fluid that fills the space between the fibres and cells. Fascia is everywhere in the body – it surrounds and permeates all other tissues. Superficial […]