Examining Structure and Tension
We often think about structure and function affecting pain, and understand that tension only adds to pain, but we don’t often consider the impact that tension has on structure and function.
Tittel’s muscle slings illustrate how we are wired from a structure, function and tension point of view.
Tension can affect structure and function
Whether it be due to fascial pulling, brain stem induced anxiety, expecting that cause and effect are always inextricably linked, or simple fear, too much tension collapses our structure and reduces our ability to respond. Fortunately, there is a solution.
Systema Russian Martial Art incorporates a wealth of exercises that addresses all of these concepts in its approach. Learning how we are put together in this fashion can provide a different point of view on how to approach musculoskeletal health.