What is fascia?
It helps you move in space, it reacts to stress and helps your body keep its shape. Recent studies have shown that your fascia is one of your largest sensory organs, more than skin! It's why yoga teachers love to talk about it, your fascia is a pretty big deal.
In this article, we are jumping to the point and giving 8 facts about your fascia to help start loving it as much as your yoga teacher!
- Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue that runs throughout the entire body, from the top of the head to the tips of the toes.
- Fascia is composed of collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans, which give it strength, elasticity, and hydration.
- Fascia has the ability to contract and relax, which helps to support movement and maintain posture.
- Fascia is a sensory organ that has the ability to sense and respond to changes in the body, such as injury or inflammation.
- Fascia is involved in injury healing and recovery, and recent research suggests that manual therapies such as massage and myofascial release may be effective in treating pain and dysfunction related to fascia.
- The fascia is connected to the nervous system, and can respond to and be influenced by emotions and stress.
- The fascia has a significant role in the stress response, when the body is under stress, the fascia can become tight and contracted, which can lead to pain and limited movement.
- The fascia is interconnected and can influence the movement and function of different parts of the body, for example, tightness in the fascia of the feet can affect the alignment and movement of the whole body.
If this stirred your curiosity, and you are ready to learn more and start loving up your fascia, try Heart + Bones Yoga, 5-Days of Fascia.