Contents : Chapter 1: Yoga meets fascia -- What's new? Why fascia yoga? What is fascia yoga? What can fascia yoga do for you? -- Chapter 2: The world of fascia -- The structure of fascia ; Fascia functions ; The body's pathway -- fascial chains ; What does healthy fascia look like? -- Chapter 3: On the mat -- from theory to practice -- How to use the catalogue of exercises ; Spine and pelvis -- our focal point ; Hand and foot work in yoga -- for a healthy practice ; Starting positions -- Chapter 4: Catalogue of exercises -- "Relaxing fascia with the fascia roller and ball" -- When the body is unbalanced ; Why roll? ; Ready, set, roll! ; Which roller is right for me? ; Catalogue of exercises ; Which exercise is best when? -- Chapter 5: Catalogue of exercises -- "Fascial stretching -- lengthen and extend" -- All stretching is not made equal ; Back fascial chain ; Front fascial chain ; Side fascial chains ; Spiral fascial chains ; Arm chains -- Chapter 6: Catalogue of exercises -- "Strong and stable -- Centering fascia yog" -- Chapter 7: Catalogue of exercises -- "Swing, bounce and jump -- like in the good old days" -- Fascia as elastic bands ; Let's bounce ; Dynamic swinging ; Elastic ; Like a catapult -- Chapter 8: Catalogue of exercises -- "Body awareness with conscious breathing and relaxation" -- Proprioception -- our awareness of the body ; Fascia -- our sixth sense ; Breathing is fascia training! ; Full yoga breathing -- getting to know all breathing spaces -- Chapter 9 : Exercises sequences -- How do I put together a fascia yoga session? ; The fascia salutation ; Special sequences for beginners ; Special sequences for experienced yogis ; Special sequences for relaxing ; Special sequences for the back ; Special sequences for sedentary lifestyles ; Special sequences for runners -- Chapter 10: More things fascia loves -- Index.
Fascia is the connective tissue that connects everything in our body, and at the same time keeps everything separate. It is the link between external and internal body structures. And the best part? Fascia can be trained! So if you want to live a healthy, mobile and pain-free life, it is essential that you take good care of your fascia. If not, it will become matted and sticky, and as you age, you will become immobile and stiff. Yoga is the ideal way to train your fascia and renowned author and sports therapist Katharina Brinkmann has provided a dynamic, invigorating approach to it. The exercises in this book help to strengthen and stabilise the core, which is a central element in yoga. This improves posture and eliminates back pain. This fully illustrated comprehensive catalogue of exercises and a sun salutation specially adopted for fascia -- the fascia salutation. Fascial Fitness through Yoga is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to practice yoga and remain supple, mobile and pain-free throughout their life. -- Back cover.