4th International Fascia Research Congress Overview

In 2015 I attended the 4th International Fascia Research Congress, in Reston VA and wanted to share my experience as I think the developing field of understanding fascia will bring us many amazing opportunities to understand how the extracellular matrix is a fundamental piece to the large framework of the body and its functions.

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Rest Postures

Dr. Beach describes an assessment of biomechanical tune through identifying the ability to access the 12 common rest postures that are common to all mankind across all time frames including evolution of the species and development of each individual. They are emergent patterns of the biological system, meaning the cellular intelligence has remembered these positions of postures of rest and the ability or inability to tap into this biological memory is what allows your body to truly rest and recover allow homeostasis to occur.

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How to Stretch the Piriformis

Have you ever wondered why the figure four stretch never seems to improve the mobility of your piriformis or hip? Here is a secret I share with my athletes, it’s because the figure four stretch doesn’t actually stretch that muscle! So let me share the secret with you!

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Anna Hartman
Planning a Mindful Movement Session

Have you ever wondered how I plan my 30-45min regeneration mindful movement sessions? Well, today I’m giving you a peek into my six step process. I hope it sheds some light on what the difference is between a movement session and a mindful movement session is.

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Anna Hartman
Revitalize Your Sole- Giving Your Feet a Life

One of the simplest things you can do during the day that has a huge impact of the quality of your movement and your life is to spend time barefoot. Your feet along with your hands happen to be four of the most important sensory organs you have, although typically our feet spend the day in shoes and socks, completely cut off from the environment not sensing at all. The ability to sense and explore the environment is directly linked to quality of your movement and reaction to stress both physical and emotional.

Make your own rock mat and links to my favorite commerical rock mats.

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