~ 10 Week Course ~
Start to strengthen and energise your body.
beginner meditation course
Course commences Saturday 9 July 11:30am – 12:30pm
The fascia is like a 3 dimensional web of connective tissue that supports your entire body. It surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place.
As well as providing internal structure, fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up.
Although fascia looks like one sheet of tissue, it’s actually made up of multiple layers with liquid in between called hyaluronan. It’s designed to stretch as you move.
Fascia grows, strengthens and heals with the assistance of ‘fibroblasts’. These fibroblasts are the most common type of cell found in connective tissue.
Fibroblasts secrete collagen proteins that are used to maintain a structural framework for many tissues. They also play an important role in healing wounds.
Through focused physical movement we can begin to activate fibroblasts, increasing their potential to grow and heal our connective tissue.
Ever wondered how lean, relatively thin looking individuals can have so much strength and endurance?
You guessed it! It’s the fascia. Muscles may look great, and do provide more strength, but they also require a large amount of nutrients to support their activity.
Alternatively, the connective tissue doesn’t require the same level of nutrients to give a sustaining output of energy.
We may also correct postural misalignment and seemingly ‘tight’ muscles by concentrating on the connective tissue.
Over 10 weeks we will focus primarily on the feet, engaging new movements to increase the activity of fibroblasts.
As fascia is connected like web all throughout your body, the work we will do in the feet will gradually influence the entire fascia structure of the body – marvellous!
Particularly we will start noticing:
• More balance in the feet
• Stronger legs
• Firmer buttocks muscles
• More ease in walking
• More endurance and ease of breathing
We focus on the feet as there are a multitude of nerve endings and pressure points which link to all other parts of the body. This can be envisaged like a reflexology chart.
Our sessions will include:
• Specific exercises to trigger fibroblast activity, primarily in the feet
10 Week Course