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Tensegrity exploration

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As I’ve mentioned previously in talking about Pilates, our bodies are tensegrity structures: the bones held in place by tensions along the myofascial merdians: stretchy “ropes” of tendons, ligaments, and muscle fascia providing the tensions, the bones providing the rigidity. Like this:

Cool Tools today discusses some useful (and inexpensive) tools to create your own tensegrity structures.

Tom Myers wrote a book on the tensegrity structure of the human body: Anatomy Trains, which was reviewed at Cool Tools—a review that’s definitely worth reading. In the video below he provides more information on the tensegrity structure of the body—watch it and you can see how Pilates work, which recognizes and exploits the way the strips of muscle, tendons, and ligaments determine our posture and movement, can have such a profound effect on the body.

If you’re interested, you can watch more YouTube videos on tensegrity structures; that list includes some specifically on Tom Myers and his work.

Written by LeisureGuy

3 October 2011 at 9:25 am

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