I love anatomy trains. Reading Tom Myer's book was the first time I had really started to understand the connections of the body. How affecting one area could influence another.
That being said, I understand even more now that it's not as simple as the 'train lines' as described in the book. One area can influence another in a number of ways, not just through fascial connections.
I also remember reading that Tom Myers himself actually concluded that the trains were not the only connections. That you could literally connect one muscle to another via the fascia in a number of ways (I'm still searching to find where I read this originally so please don’t quote me!).
SO MANY CONNECTIONS
But the fact of the matter is….it's all connected. All of it. And I mean ALL of it. Not just from one muscle to the other. And not just via fascia.
The brain. The gut. The immune system. The skin. Our hormones. What we eat. What we hear. How we move. The stress we experience. Our emotions and our values. What we feel. How we think. What we smell. How fast or slow we move. The temperature. And on and on and on.
Everything affects everything else. It's not just about fascia (although that is pretty damn amazing to find out more about).
But we cannot look at one area without something else coming in to play. So be careful when you start to learn about the body…
"A little learning is a dangerous thing: drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: