Tom Myers — the originator of the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians — joins us on the show to teach us a bit about our anatomy and how the highly complex fascial network works in our bodies. According to Anatomy Trains, fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together; it’s the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that hold them all together in their proper placement.
I met with Tom up at the Anatomy Trains headquarters in Maine, and in this interview, Tom shares his incredible philosophies on a wide range of topics. Our conversation traverses human domestication, the potentials of integrating movement with virtual reality, how we can train the movement of the next generation, stress and much more. Enjoy!
- Daniel shares about his recent Magpul backcountry hunter course
- Daniel answers questions listener questions
- Anatomy Trains and Tom’s seaside business
- How mussels and oysters are grown
- Tom’s work in anatomy
- The fascia network
- When your fascial network begins
- Is fascia living or nonliving?
- Adaptation to imposed demand
- It’s a MAD (maladaptive degenerative) world
- Human domestication & ReWilding explained
- What separates us from animals?
- Cooking with fire, agriculture & the evolution of Homo sapiens
- The intricate movement patterns of hunters
- What is kinesthetic literacy?
- Training the movement of the next generation
- Potentials of movement and virtual reality integration
- The restrictive lives of today’s children
- Eustress vs. distress
- Tom’s thoughts on birth & death
- Tom’s prognosis for the future of the human species
- How to connect with Tom
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Thomas Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier, 2001, 2009, 2014), the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010), and numerous articles for trade magazines and journals that have been collected in the books Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, and Structural Integration: Collected Articles. He has also produced over 15 DVDs and numerous webinars on visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research.
Tom and his faculty provide continuing education in Anatomy Trains and holistic myofascial strategies for a variety of movement and manual therapy professionals worldwide, as well as professional certification in Structural Integration based on the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians.
Tom studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy.