BioTensegrity & Fascia
Fascia is a form of connective tissue that supports the body and facilities movement. It binds the body together in different layers, and then organizes it into a whole, maintaining a consistent form for the structures within the body. The fascial system is not just a series of separate structures, but rather one continuous structure that exists from the cellular level and covers the entire body without interruption. In this light we can begin to see that the entire body is connected to every other part via the fascial body.
Biotensegrity describes soft matter physics of the body through the lens of compression and continuous tension systems. Biotensegrity describes a relationship between every part of an organism and the various systems that integrate them into a complete functional unit. Biotensegrity is an energy-efficient arrangement that explaines the inherent tensions of the fascial body. It’s a self organizing system that is not gravity dependent for its stability. It’s a fluid system that operates in a non-linear fashion, and it’s continually changing. This system enables holistic, and efficient movement.