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About Bones

So whats my fascination with Bones?

What relationship do our bones have with us? 

What relationship do our ligaments and fascia have with our bones, joints and the way we move?

How would it be if you moved from your bones?

Can we move and lead our movements from our bones?

Can we initiate the movement from our ligaments, fascia and connective tissue?

Is there a dynamic and energetic difference if we move from the front part of our spine, the body of your vertebrae, as opposed to Initiating the movement from the intervertebral discs of your spine?

Ligaments and Fascia

Our ligaments and fascia have an important relationship with our bones. Fundamentally they are designed to restrict the movement of our joints.

Generally ligaments are seen as subconscious tissue, however there is some research the show certain connective tissues have the ability to shorten and tighten up under its own volition, and they respond to environmental situations. This relates to the energetic qualities, stress and stress hormones. When the stress goes away the connective tissues were found to release again and to return to their original quality, tone and length. This ligamental range is only small, yet has large ramification and significance.

The notion that changing our internal environment will change the tissue is fascinating.

This is significant in relationship to Bone Yoga as well as Bone Yoga Bodywork.


Not only are bones are part of the skeletal system, but they also play important roles in many other systems.

In Chinese medicine the bones are related to the Kidneys and ancestral relationships.

In Bone Yoga Bodywork the bones also have a relationship with our core issues. Bone is considered a non responsive tissue. Vibrations that can get locked in the bone tend to be more factual in nature, like shame. Working on the energetic qualities of the bone helps to release these held patterns.

Bones are weight bearing, they transmit forces, protect our organs, and support us standing.

They also conduct vibration and Piezoelectric qualities, this quality is important in bodywork. This means a force or stress applies to bone is propagated along its length.

Studies also show that the skeleton is part of the endocrine system and that bones play an important role in controlling sugar metabolism, energy balance and weight and regulate fat.

The bones are also part of the circulatory system because they create red blood cells.

Bone is also the reservoir for minerals, and store 99% of the body’s calcium and 85% of the phosphorus.

The hormones called ”Relaxin” gets excreted during pregnancy which makes all connective tissue looser.

New studies indicate that as part of the Flight and Fright Response a relatively new discovered hormone “Osteocalcin”, is a protein that is produced and secreted by bone.

These are just a few of the incredibly complex functions of bone.

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Anatomy and Kinesiology of Bone

The thing that excites me is the exploration of anatomy and kinesiology of the bones and skeleton in relationship to yoga and movement and how to help and support the release of held tensions and vibrations in the bones in bodywork.

Anatomy is about the structure and kinesiology is the movement. 

The range of motion of joints is the kinesiology. “Kine’ Greek word, root word for movement.

The Physiology is the how it’s actually functioning.

There’s a wonderful dance between somatisation and embodiment.

The feeling is the “soma” of body and the embodiment of the experience. This requires a different focus, relationship, and presence and a getting out of the way, 

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