fascia, and the origin of that morning stiffness

I bumped into a wonderful video by Gil Hedley on fascia, where he explains and shows with a human cadaver how layers of connective tissue grow fibrils which movement disrupts.  Lack of movement causes those fibrils to form a more solid network which inhibits movement.

In regards to yoga, one of the health benefits of the stretching is to disrupt these fibrils, and free up movement between layers of connective tissue, giving us more range of motion.

 

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