“USE it or LOSE it" people - reposting this article because it's important for y'all to know 🙂
Why a ton of the yoga classes I teach focus on natural human purposeful movement , not mainly on the linear shapes of "traditional" yoga (for another post soon). I'm more interested in moving in all planes and in fact this past month we have been exploring and progressing thru different types of ACTIVE squatting in my open classes (schedule below)
“Every joint in our body has synovial fluid in it. This is the oil in our body that provides nutrition to the cartilage,” Jam says. “Two things are required to produce that fluid: movement and compression. So if a joint doesn’t go through its full range—if the hips and knees never go past 90 degrees—the body says ‘I’m not being used’ and starts to degenerate and stops the production of synovial fluid.”
"A healthy musculoskeletal system doesn’t just make us feel lithe and juicy, it also has implications for our wider health. A 2014 study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that test subjects who showed difficulty getting up off the floor without support of hands, or an elbow, or leg (what’s called the “sitting-rising test”) resulted in a three-year-shorter life expectancy than subjects who got up with ease. "