The fascial systems also form your 6th sense

  • Please what?! So-called “fasciae” are my largest sensory organ ?! Wasn’t that the skin?
  • Right, until recently we thought the skin was the body’s largest sensory organ! But as I have already mentioned several times in other posts:
  • medicine is making progress!

  • There are about 20 kilograms of fascia in your body. Everything “white”, all ligaments, tendons and connective tissue form the fascia systems of our body. These are crammed with nerve endings and receptors, and provide constant information work, which ensures a sensorimotor interaction between our brain and the perception of our body in space. The scientific systems thus form our largest sensory organ.
  • Plyometry and Proprioception / Proprioception may be new terms to you, but should become familiar as you are concerned with your health. Without Proprioception there is almost nothing we can do. Do not go straight ahead without looking at the ground, jump or run. Proprioreception You may already know from balancing – the automatic compensation of a movement on an unstable surface so that you don’t fall over or from the board into the water, like the surfer on the cover picture. The body balances – in its normal state – all by itself, but why?
  • We have five senses – these are: touch · smell · taste · hearing and sight.
  • But what actually keeps us upright in space? The matter of course to be able to shift your weight from one leg to the other and to carry out complex tasks during this? Exactly the sensorimotor interaction between the brain via the fascia in the muscle, not just via the eye and inner ear, as previously assumed!
  • This interaction forms a sixth sense, which most of you are still quite unknown, but which we can even train!

  • So we come to proprioception: Like the surfer on the cover picture, whose muscles experience proprioceptive training by automatically balancing her body on the unpredictable water , you too can learn, apply and use even better training through my special balance exercises .
  • One of my specialties is her Fascia systems and muscles to adjust and tune through your breathing. This doesn’t happen overnight, but lets you experience your body anew if you practice constantly and diligently. As if you could play a new instrument that was previously unknown to you. The more regularly you practice, the more fun you get and the better you play YOUR instrument! Get pleasure? Please register for a free information meeting and write to me
  • Please drink enough water, that will be the topic next week. Enjoy your weekend and start the new week brilliantly.


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