The Anatomy Trains Technique Series consisting of 8 DVDs. Each program presents a sequence of integrated fascial techniques for each of the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians lines. Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians gives you a new understanding of whole-body patterning in posture and function – the interplay of movement and stability.
Each DVD is approximately 1.25 hrs long. Far from being just a simple demonstration program, each of the techniques are taught in a small class mentoring situation. The comments from the clients, Tom’s corrections concerning application and the student’s body use, and the student’s responses, all become part of your learning process.
Each technique DVD program is designed so that you can apply the techniques with maximum confidence, understanding, and ease. The main program on each DVD runs a bit more than an hour and each DVD has numerous additional “extras” that will make it a valuable reference tool, client education aid, and a lasting addition to your library.
Utilizing interactive capability, each DVD provides instant access to:
- a review of the relevant anatomy
- an overview of the issues and patterns associated with the Myofascial Meridian line covered by the DVD , and
- the wide range of individual fascial release techniques and variations for the particular line being covered merely by clicking on a graphic of the body.
- You’ll have instant access to Lateral Line anatomy, issues and patterns, fascial release techniques, and Tom’s comments & corrections.
Superficial Back Line
The Superficial Back Line (SBL) connects and protects the entire posterior surface of the body from the bottom of the foot to the top of the head. Tom reviews the anatomy of the Superficial Back Line. Then he discusses the issues and patterns associated with the Superficial Back Line and then goes into the release techniques and variations for it. Understanding the ‘Superficial Back Line’ as a whole gives insights into hamstring problems that you cannot get from considering the hamstrings alone.
Superficial Front Line
The Superficial Front Line (SFL) connects the entire anterior surface of the body from the top of the feet to the side of the skull.
The Lateral Line brackets each side of the body from the medial and lateral mid-point of the foot, the ankle, the lateral aspect of the leg and thigh, passing along the shoulder to the skull.
The Spiral Line loops around through the tissues of the Front, Back, and Lateral Lines.
The Shoulder & Arm Lines
Integrated fascial techniques are presented in this DVD for easing and repositioning the shoulders and balancing the Arm lines.
The Functional Lines extend the Arm Lines across the surface of the trunk to the contralateral pelvis and leg. These lines come into play primarily during athletic or other activity where one appendicular complex is stabilized, counterbalanced, or powered by its contralateral complement. This program presents integrated manual and movement techniques for easing, strengthening, and repositioning the Functional Lines that join the contralateral shoulder and hip, applicable to sports-related applications.
Deep Front Line – Part 1: Pelvis & Legs
The Deep Front Line (DFL) comprises the body’s myofascial ‘core ‘. The DFL plays a major role in the body’s support: lifting the inner arch; stabilizing each segment of the legs; supporting the lumbar spine from the front. Explore ‘core’ techniques for the lower body areas specifically the pelvis and legs. Simple demonstrations include the psoas and many deep muscles of the pelvis.
Deep Front Line – Part 2: Trunks & Neck
Explore ‘core’ techniques for the upper body areas specifically the trunk and neck. The DFL has important role in stabilizing the chest while allowing the expansion and relaxation of breathing; balancing the fragile neck and heavy head atop it all.