Redefining stretching with Biomechanist and Yoga Educator Jules Mitchell, MS. We talk about her upcoming book, different types of stretching like PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), the shoulder joint in downward dog and why she doesn’t say the word “tight” anymore when referring to muscles.
- Her upcoming book on Yoga Biomechanics – Redefining Stretching
- She’s trying to provide an education for yoga teachers that’s not part of the typical curriculum
- Stretching is a biomechanical load – a tensile load. We stretch every time we take a breath in. It’s not about yanking tissues.
- Fascia and muscle are not as distinct as we think they are. The more we separate the more we lose sight of how things work as a whole.
- Her experience at the Fascia Research Congress
- How Titin and the three filament model explains eccentric contractions
- How long it takes for science to trickle down to movement educators (usually 20 years!)
- Why she doesn’t use the word “tight” anymore when referring to muscles
- Tight and weak are not opposite
- The shoulder joint in downward dog – how much external rotation do we need?
- Reciprocal Inhibition – most movement pros don’t understand how it really works
- Why Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) isn’t about acquiring more range of motion
How muscles actually work: http://www.julesmitchell.com/how-muscles-actually-work/
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