Pull Yourself in Every Direction with this Fascia Technique

Do you ever feel pulled in different directions at the same time?

Feel like parking your car far away to get the extra steps, but also want to slide into that sweet spot right by the entrance?

Craving chopped chicken salad with spicy ranch, but also jonesing for the pasta with delectable cheese and tomato sauce?

Luckily, when it comes to your body, you don’t always have to choose, and being pulled in different directions is actually a great thing—particularly for your fascia.

Your fascia covers and connects EVERY SINGLE organ, nerve, and muscle fiber in your body.

It’s like your body’s very own high-speed internet for moving with freedom and ease.

And this network of fascia connections LOVES being pulled in different directions in order to maintain its perfect balance.

In fact, working your fascia in every direction is so important we even gave it a fancy name: oppositional length-tension.

There are different ways to add oppositional length-tension to your movement practice, and today I’ll show you one with an exercise for your upper and lower body.

This exercise feels fantastic, and it’s easy to incorporate into your day. All you need is a chair or countertop.

I’d love to know how it goes. Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

With love and oppositional length-tension,

P.S. If you like learning how your body works and want easy ways to get more out of how you move, you’ll love the Pilates Tonic Online Membership. It’ll be opening again for new members in 2022. More details coming soon!



Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at [email protected] See you in the studio!

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