Category: Health Benefits

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Intervertebral Discs

The intervertebral discs play a key role in the life of the healthy spine. Their degeneration is a frequent cause of pain and disability, and a herniated lumbar disc represents … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Slings at the Front, Slings at the Back

For awhile now, we’ve been delineating hand to foot continuities that run throughout the body, providing strength, flexibility and a more developed sense of one’s body in space as they unfold. … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 2

In the last note, we learned that bending forward with the low back in Step Up and Punch or Push Needle to Sea Bottom reverses the normal lumbar lordosis, lengthens the … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity

We’ve spoken recently of how the body makes use of tensegrity to help hold itself together. We stretch out our soft tissues and they resist further expansion and create a … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 1 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 1

Today we want to take another look at the purposes served by our thoracolumbar fascia during the activities of a normal day. The first thing to point out is that … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Spinal Stenosis 1

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Spinal Stenosis

Our most recent discussion concerned degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine, a problem common to modern-day humans. Given the many moving parts that make up the spine, it is not surprising … Read more…

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Les vertèbres 0

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Les vertèbres

Article # 10 Article original en anglais publié le 11 mai 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 15 avril 2011 Le dernier article portait sur la colonne vertébrale et … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Teaching Our Art in a Nursing Home 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Teaching Our Art in a Nursing Home

Not quite seven years ago, a well-known Australian geriatrician and member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, Dr. Dick Lefroy, sent me a tape of people practicing the Taoist Tai … Read more…

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Spinal Ligaments – Holding All The Parts Together 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Spinal Ligaments – Holding All The Parts Together

Thus far we have been introduced to a number of the components of the spinal column – the vertebrae themselves, the intervertebral discs and the facet joints. We have looked … Read more…