myofascial release

Ruth Boaler

Dru Yoga teacher trainer and Physiotherapist

Ruth began practising yoga 30 years ago and her passion to want to help people’s health and wellbeing led her to train as a Physiotherapist in 1985. During...

Myofascial Release

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Duration: 
20 mins

Senior tutor, Ruth Boaler presents the Myofascial Release - with breathing and relaxation.

What is the Fascia?
All muscles are wrapped in 'fascia' - a connective web-like tissue matrix that runs in planes and sheets all through the body. This includes muscle, bone, nerve and artery, heart, lungs brain and spinal cord. Fascia has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. However, when we experiences physical or emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body.  The following programme is designed to relieve the student of tension and discomfort and to restore balance to the fascia.

This session includes the following:

  • suggestions for when and where to practice
  • key benefits
  • when to use the myofascial release programme as a body prep
  • how to use the mofascial release programme for injury prevention


1. In the supine (lying on your back). This includes:

  • activating the relaxation response - preparatory movement
  • presented in 5 stages - arm raise, leg hugging with phase 1 and 2 with 'threading', the Cross - with additional stretch 1 and 2, shoulder twist and shoulder lock
  • a counter pose

2. In the prone (lying on your front). This includes:

  • quadrqcepts stretch (with and without a strap)
  • the Child - with optional stretch to the sides

This session ends in the Makarasana - the Crocodile, with emphasis on relaxing and releasing tension.  

Have a strap and a cushion available. 
 

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11 Jul, 2017
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Vild
I'm really enjoying this! Thank you for this lovely restorative session.
27 Jun, 2017
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Nicky
Thank you Ruth and Annie, my body feels so much lighter than before this session. Xxx
15 Feb, 2017
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Blossom
You are such a beautiful teacher, Ruth. Thank you for this. x
2 Dec, 2016
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ajtaylor
Lovely session. A gentle way to end or start the day. Thanks u both.
17 Sep, 2016
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Jo
Thank you both, beautiful and very informative, Jo xx
15 Sep, 2016
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joyousjulie
Thank you Ruth. I have been back to this a few times already and am incorporating it into my teaching. Great to do before posture or sequence work. And explanations useful. Lovely to see Annie too.
12 Sep, 2016
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joyousjulie
Thank you Ruth. Lovely movements and explanations. A very nurturing way of stretching throughout the body.
7 Sep, 2016
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Linda Griffiths
Brilliant session Ruth ! Thank you xxx
5 Sep, 2016
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Dear ruth and Annie. Waaauw my muscles are rejoicing. Tilly from netherlands
4 Sep, 2016
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Rosie Mead
Loved this, thank you, feeling stretched and comfortable this morning.
3 Sep, 2016
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Barbara Ruthotto
Dearest Ruth, wonderful! I feel really stretched and relaxed. Best preparation for a nice saturday evening. Thank you so much
3 Sep, 2016
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Thank you Ruth, very informative lovely gentle session x
2 Sep, 2016
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Many thanks for this great class Ruth! I shared it with my student today in her regular one-to-one session and received some great feedback...she loved it! We especially liked the cross with added shoulder twist. A really effective movement and wonderful stretch.
2 Sep, 2016
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Alison Fernando
Thank you for this Ruth - just the ticket after working hard physically and mentally all day! Alison xx
1 Sep, 2016
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Camilla Nova
thanks heaps - that puts those wonderful stretches into context and a framework that consciously works on the facia... beautifully done :-)
1 Sep, 2016
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Lucy Bannister
Brilliant! Exactly what I needed and totally inspired for my classes too. Thank you Ruth and Annie :) x
31 Aug, 2016
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Anouschka
Hi Camilla, The class is going to be released tomorrow (1st September). Thanks.
31 Aug, 2016
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Camilla Nova
the video isn't working on this one... most upset... I'd love to see it... happy days... Camilla

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