Fascia Release for your Lower Back

On this blog post I have a two very special video lessons for you.

In the first video I share a brief moment that was taken out of our Fascia online course, in which I explain a small part of the philosophy of the Franklin Method.

The second video I have for you, is a short video lesson:

Fascia Release for your Lower Back

Previously considered little more than packing material for the important body parts, like muscles and organs, fascia is now recognized to be a key bio-motional regulatory system within the body. Fascia is everywhere: It is a continuous, viscoelastic sensory system that wraps, connects, divides, and gives cohesion to the entire body. It plays an important role in transmitting mechanical forces between tissues, while it provides sliding and gliding between the tissues as well.

The fascia is one large networking organ, with many bags containing muscles, organs, and other tissues, and hundreds of rope-like local densifications in, for example, ligaments, tendons, and retinacula. It has thousands of pockets within pockets like Russian dolls, all interconnected by loose connective tissue layers and anchored to the skeleton via sturdy septa. One of the special things about fascia is that the collagen is arranged multi-directionally in layers. This allows fascia to resist tension in a multitude of directions.

In the Franklin Method we work directly with the fascia as we employ the bone rhythms and embody muscle and fascia:

  • Combining muscle sliding with fascial web imagery
  • Exercising with a focus on hydration of the fascia
  • Employing Muscle-Fascia-Tendon-Bone imagery and Muscle-Fascia-Muscle Joints imagery
  • Embodying myofascial slings to create movement integration and improved posture
  • Imaging the fascia and how it moves as we move in real time
  • Moving and training the body in a variety of ways, as the fascia loves variation
  • Training the body as a whole and not in parts. The fascia is a continuous whole, so it needs to be treated as such
  • Focusing on elegance, pleasure, and aesthetics, which is a better focus for your fascia than higher, faster, and stronger
  • Understanding how to correctly use balls and bands when training the fascia

Change your body this summer:

Franklin Method Approach: Fascia Training for Balance,

Strength & Flexibility 

When released the introductory Franklin Method Fascia Training course a few months ago it was one of our most popular online trainings, and now we’ve released the full 8 week course!

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  • Kate davies

    Hi, I’m interested in the Level 2 training in London. I currently teach back and neck rehab at a Chiropractic Clinic in Bristol so am looking to skip level one (my anatomy & physiology knowledge is excellent and I have 30 years of teaching under my belt) I have clicked on the link to look at details of the London event but it is not working
    So can I do level 2 without level 1 and can I have details on the London event.
    Thank you very much

  • Taryn Smith

    Loved this! My lower back is often in pain and this focused exercise helped more than my regular stretches. I appreciate Franklin’s work and this new knowledge.

  • Viviane Wolfe

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have read your books and really enjoy the emails you send out, but this posting really struck me. I am completing yoga teacher training right now and we just spent some time studying the low back and the fascia. This video really helped me to better understand the relationship between the muscles and fascia and how to release those muscles. Great work, thank you again!


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