The WHG, not your typical yogi, drills Tom Myers, Anatomy Trains in between light sabre battles…

Absolutely chuffed, honoured + surprised that my local yoga studio, the uber studio,  South Boston Yoga, chose the Well-Heeled Guru, i.e. not your typical yogi, to host Tom Myers, Founder of Kinesis, Inc whilst* he presented his Anatomy Trains workshops over this Columbus Day Weekend. Since I was working on personal growth this weekend, c/o The Landmark Education, I was bummed that I was unable to attend, as this definitely has correlation to my new love + interest in yoga styles that focus on alignment, such as Anusara & Iyengar Yoga.

A casual conversation would have been the preferred course of action, however, I may have come across as an AT groupie grilling the poor bloke, who probably just wanted a cup of coffee and to read the Sunday Morning newspapers. Fortunately, he graciously juggled first meeting etiquettes, light sabre battles with my kids, plus feeding a 2 family sleepover solo, as my husband is OOT (Out Of Town), to give me an AT quickie.

Anyway, don’t quote me, here’s what I surmised from my 101 Anatomy Trains ‘interview’. Every part of the body is connected by a ‘single muscle’, system, i.e. the fascia which weaves, not just around but, also in, out and thru’ all muscles, organs, bones etc. The fascia is a fluid glue like substance that connects every component to another, via Anatomy Trains and this explains occurrences such as, the benefits of a foot massage that are felt in other parts of the body. His theory has application for deeper learning and instruction for holistic service providers, such as yoga, pilates, fitness instructors and I can’t wait for them to be applied to the world of physical therapy and beyond…

Another interesting concept was that when a fluid is shaken by a certain frequency, it has the capacity to become a solid, in other words, when a body suffers a trauma, be it emotional or physical, the body’s internal hum is literally shaken up and the fascia’s glue like substance can become solid, i.e. in layman’s yoga language, stiff or show up as knots.

Mr Myers will be back to present more workshops in Boston, yay, and of course I’ll keep you posted. Maybe by that time, I’ll have done some more research + hopefully my eager, teach-me disposition will have subsided or perhaps I could have taken a lesson out of my own book, (no publicist yet) and breathed. Maybe too, cos, I heard a sound bite, that he’s not a big fan of High Heels, so I may have been anxious that He Get my perspective is to inspire more folks to roll out yoga mats, preferably Plank mats but any mat will do. The goals are the same, I just join the dots in a different way. Anyway, a seed has been planted, some of you know how much I like seed planters, nurturers and bloomers…

Tom Myers’ focus of his research of Anatomy Trains has huge impact on this area of science, medicine + wellbeing, should one be so inclined or innovative enough, to dig deeper, all of which is good. However, my fave take away for me was that it provided some evidence that the, ‘We Are One’, ‘Be In Union’ stuff, is not so Woo Woo after all… I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing more of this evidence, as much as I’m an advocate + a witness of the benefits of yoga, when the hardcore yogis go easy on the, Woo Woo, it’s  far easier to holler an enthusiastic Woo Hoo for yoga …

WHG, an expert in all things, shoes + heels + fitting yoga into a busy lifestyle…

* I thought I’d seen the Oatmeal illustrate the grammatical difference between ‘whilst’ & ‘while’, or was it another ironic grammatically detailed Blogger…


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