April 09, 2010


Wikipedia describes as, "Tensegrity or tensional integrity is a property of structures with an integrity based on a balance betweentension and compression components."

Also, "Tensegrity was a term used by Carlos Castaneda to refer to some movements called magical passes (a series of meditative stretches, stances and movements) that he said were developed by Native American shamans who lived in Mexico in times prior to the Spanish conquest.

The concept has applications in biology. Biological structures such as muscles and bones, or rigid and elastic cell membranes, are made strong by the unison of tensioned and compressed parts. The muscular-skeletal system is a synergy of muscle and bone. The muscles and connective tissues provide continuous pull[2] and the bones discontinuous push."

This is how the human body is held. Look at the image and imagine the bands of string that are holding the tubes in place as your fascia, the beams, or your bones are completely held without being connected to each other, here Tom Meyers explains,

Fascia is the fascinating biological fabric and glue that holds us together.  Long ignored, the fascial system is now getting its rightful due of attention, from both therapists and researchers.

Tensegrity is a model for understanding the geometry of the body, on both a micro- and a macro-cosmic scale, that leads to many new insights in terms of body connectivity, the relation between stability and movement, and how we can develop what might be called “Spatial Medicine”. 

This is what I have been posting about throughout the last three entries.  Is this starting to make sense? Please, let me know!


  1. it does make sense brandon. there's so much we don't know about our bodies!

  2. absolutely sharon, thanks for your post~