Movement of Fascia

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    When practicing the facsia execises, is the body completely relaxed when rotating the shoulders or when moving the shoulder blades up and down, and arms inward and outward?

    Also, are we suppose to feel a sensation of the fascia moving up and down from head to toe? If I am not feeling any such sensation, then what is preventing me from feeling the fascia move? Does it take time, if so how long?



    I have the same question too. Am I doing it correctly? How long does it takes to have a definite experience like a cringe wrap as mentioned?
    Is it that a 30 years old will feel the facisa activities two to three times faster then a 70 years old person given the same amount of effects put in?
    Is it that a normal healthy person will definitely have a clear feeling of the facsia activities?
    If for some reasons I am not registering any feeling on the facsia but there are other feeling like tingling at the limb extremities,sense of muscle relaxation during and after the exercise, are these reasons that I am doing the exercise correctly?
    I don’t have any specific muscle problem and I learn it to incorporate it into my other qigong like cloud hand, cycling hand, dragon and tiger, and heaven and earth qigong. What is the best way to make use of this fascia exercise and how to use it with the other exercise? I believe any pointers on how to use it with the other exercise will go a long way to improve the other exercises.
    I will volunteer some comments as a fellow learner. For qigong exercise to be relax is very important. We can imagine if we are not relaxed, and the muscle is already in some action and we are intending the muscle or the fascia to be free and for energy to move over them like some kind of flow over the flesh then it will not happen. The fascia need to be relax and free for us to be able to access it and to give it any qi movement . The part of the body need to be free and relax to be able to accept or take instruction to do something new. We are willing the fascia and muscle to be open and free and that qi or energy will move freely as we wish.
    I also wonder what is the exact sensation to expect when we do a whole body exercise? Do we generally feel qi movement or the fascia activites only when our mind is there on that part.of the body? Is it that a higher level practitioner will have a more general whole body sensation whereby he is conscious of the parts and the whole body at the same time and can sense the energy moving as a whole through the body.?
    Bruce mention graping the fascia behind the shouder blade and on the buttocksbecause that is where the energy and action started and causes the rest of the body and energy to continue the release and relaxation? Do we want to have a grapping or cringe wrap sensation on our limbs and head too when we are moving qi over them?
    Sorry, I have more questions than answers.
    Bruce welcome us to make more use of the forum and I hope we can make more posting.



    The more relaxed the better you can tune into the fascia. Fascia only really releases after the muscles let go. Then you need to tune into it, everyone is different but you have to continue practice until the body puts down the new patterns. What you may feel more at first is where it is not releasing and sticking, the underlying adhesions.

    It may help to get some visuals of what Fascia looks and acts like under the skin. I work with Fascia every day but here are some videos that will give you a quick visual overview.

    Longer (I only skimmed this one so far myself and want to watch it when I have more time to take mental notes it looks fairly informative)



    This might also be helpful because the images are accompanied by Gil Hedleys wonderful explanation.

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