I have often joked in my workshops that, as humans, we are walking Ã¢â‚¬Å“skin bagsÃ¢â‚¬Â filled with different parts Ã¢â‚¬â€œ bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, nerves, vessels and a brain. Many people are happy just knowing that this sac stays intact, its contents contained. There are others, like yogi anatomists, who are more interested with how it is organized, how it works, and how we can help it to function better. Fascia
One of the keys is fascia. In many texts, fascia is described as a body envelope, or sac permeating through and around every nook of the body. It surrounds nerve fibers, surrounds and bundles muscle fibers, lines organs and vessels. It is the element that gives contour and structure to the body, linking the pieces together into segments, segments together into systems. In essence, fascia connects all of our parts and organizes them into a vibrant whole.
The structure, look and feel of fascia varies depending on what it is enveloping or lining. It varies from the thin, glossy, slick covering that surrounds bone, to a thicker gristle-like white covering that wraps around muscle. Roles and Functions of Fascia
One of the key roles of fascia is to connect and transport. Stephen Hawking, the physics genius, theorizes that with fascia, we are on the brink of a major revolution in understanding the human body. His theory is that we have an electromagnetic field moving through our body, and that field is moving through the fascia. Perhaps, this is also how prana moves through the body??