Tensegrity | tensional integrity | Anatomy Trains june 2010
Anatomy Trains | Myofacial Meridians
Anatomy Trains gives you another understanding ofwhole-body patterning in posture and function in terms of Myofacial Meridians.
Pathways of “stretch lines” in the connective tissue of the body.
These MyofacialMeridians are the main actors in the interplay of movement and stability as is
recognized earlier as “Tensegrity”.
Myofacial Meridians are in described in terms of:Superficial Back Line (SBL)Superficial Front Line (SFL)Lateral Line (LL)Spiral Line (SL)Arm lines
Superficial Front Arm Line (SFAL)
Superficial Back Arm Line (SBAL)
Deep Front Arm Line (DFAL)
Deep Back Arm Line (DBALDeep Front Line (DFL)Functional Line (FL)The Anatomy Trains website shows one an on-going inquiry into the
significance of form and shape. About how we make patterns, and the limits ofchange and development with new 'in-form-ation'.
Types of Connective Tissue
Loose Connective Tissue
In vertebrates, the most common type ofconnective tissue is loose connective tissue. It holds organs in place andattaches epithelial tissue to other underlying tissues. Loose connective tissue is named based on the"weave" and type of its constituent fibers. There are three main types:
Collagenous fibers are made of collagen and consist of bundles offibrils that are coils of collagen molecules.
Elastic fibers are made of elastin and are stretchable.
Reticular fibers join connective tissues to other tissues.2)
Fibrous Connective Tissue
Found in tendons and ligaments and is composed of large amounts ofclosely packed collagenous fibers.
3) Specialized Connective Tissues Adipose
Loose connective tissue that stores fat.
Fibrous connective tissue that is composed of closely packed collagenous fibers ina rubbery gelatinous substance called chondrin. The skeletons of sharks and human embryos arecomposed of cartilage. Cartilage also provides flexible support for certain structures in adulthumans including the nose, trachea and ears.
Mineralized connective tissue that contains collagen and calcium phosphate, amineral crystal. Calcium phosphate gives bone its firmness.
Interestingly enough, blood is considered to be a type of connective tissue. Eventhough it has a different function in comparison to other connective tissues it does have anextracellular matrix. The matrix is the plasma and erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets aresuspended in the plasma.(about.com)