Podcast #39 - Jules Mitchell Biomechanist Part 2 - Ariana Rabinovitch Yoga and Movement Education Google+



Podcast #39 – Jules Mitchell Biomechanist Part 2

Jules Mitchell BiomechanistRedefining 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.

Listen to Jules’s first interview here.

Conversation Highlights:

  • 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

Related Links:

 Jules Mitchell’s online classes on Udaya.com

Jules Mitchell’s website

How muscles actually work: http://www.julesmitchell.com/how-muscles-actually-work/


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2 Responses to Podcast #39 – Jules Mitchell Biomechanist Part 2

  1. Jewels March 2, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

    Thank you for introducing Jules. I am doing her UDAYA classes. I love them. I also signed up for her upcoming webinar. Ariana, thank you for doing all this great work and planning your podcasts.

  2. Gwyn December 31, 2016 at 1:43 PM #

    Thank you Ariana and Jules for two well informed podcast. I had to listen twice, so I could write things down, figure things out and make sure I fully understand. In other words, you gave me homework. Thank you:)

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