Movement Therapy

Since Castaneda adopted the term tensegrity to describe his Magic Passes movement therapy, the term has been adopted by a broad range of paractitioners of movement therapy, including those trained in Pilates, Rolfing, Yoga, Tai Chi and more.

Usage by these practitioners spans a broad range, from connoting a vague idea of balance, to a specific and accurate conception of tensegrity as the structural unification of compressive and tensive forces in the practitioner's body or mind.

This page collects some examples.

Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers

Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains is an evidence-based empirical description of the human body's fascial and myofascial linkages in terms of tensegrity. See his website, www.anatomytrains.com

Muscle Activation Techniques by Greg Roskopf


From the website: Muscle Activation Techniques by Greg Roskopf is an interactive, hands-on treatment designed to asses and correct muscle imbalances that are at the cause of pain, tightness and instability. The method is designed to enhance stability in the body’s muscles and joints, thereby alleviating painful movement, increasing mobility and enhancing performance. See www.tensegrityfitness.com

Portal to Structural Anatomy
A series on the body's musculoskeletal structure
Anatomy:Animals, Bone, Lungs, Pelvis, Spine, Elbow
Concepts: Anatomy Trains, Biotensegrity, Birth, Mechanobiology, Movement Therapy
Tools: Clothing, Prosthetics
People: Earnhardt, Flemons, Guimberteau, Levin, Myers, Scarr