Fascia is like a spider web of interconnections encasing your entire body.
Fascia is sheets of connective tissue. Examples of connective tissue include: tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, cartilage, organs and muscular connective tissues. Fascia forms beneath the skin; it attaches, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs.
Fascia gives our body both shape and structure. It plays an important role in holding our skeleton and muscles together. Fascia is integral to healthy, functional movement as it transfers and stores energy. Fascia plays a role in transporting fluids and nutrients throughout the entire body. Finally, fascia is a sensory organ. In terms of area, fascia is the largest and richest sensory organ in the body. Fascia is constantly communicating information to the central nervous system and to the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls vital bodily functions, such as heart rate, respiratory rate and digestive processes.
In order to keep our fascial network healthy and nourished, we need to move. Fascia loves varied movements!
If there are disruptions in our fascial network, fascia can become sticky, dense, congested and matted. This can lead to chronic pain, stiffness, muscle tension, poor mobility, muscle soreness, poor coordination, low energy, headaches, poor posture, breathing restrictions, and more.
Revitalize your fascial system with the following fascia yoga flows!