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A wonderful article explaining the basic anatomy of body movement. In fact it is a bit more complex than this, but for the simplicity this is good. I have to say, bone is not immobile, in fact it is the most metabolic and active tissue in the body and remains so even after death. I can explain more later if there is interest. Shawn Flot, MPT, yoga teacher

Adriana Tavenner

I have a 15 year old student who has scoliosis. Where can I find help in designing anatomically correct sequences?

Tom Green, M.D.

Traction on a broken leg immobilizes not only the bone, but also the ligaments, tendons and muscles. (Yin and Yang) That's why when the cast comes off the muscles are atrophied to some degree.

Example of teeth/braces: Sustained traction on the tooth results in the tooth root pressing on the root socket, which causes cellular changes that result in biophysiological MOVEMENT of molecules, neurotransmitters, messenger RNA, proteins and other messengers, and then MOVEMENT of cells and thereby modification and movement of the root socket. (Yin and Yang)

When you look deeper and deeper it seems that many things cannot escape the basic tenant of Yin and Yang


Absolutly, terrifically put! My mind could "see" the lesson........I'm a massage therapist and this reminds me somewhat of Myofascial Release! Can visualize how I will use this in massage as well as my Yoga practice

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