Anatomy and Movement

“DNA does not shape us. Something came before. Something gave rise to the shape of DNA.”

“The geometric configuration of the human body, as well as the metabolic processes, are present before the central nervous system develops…. The innate wisdom is not contained within cellular structure…. The Original design and function is in the fluids of the embryo….The forces of embryogenesis become the forces of healing .”

James Jealous DO


Please note that our selection of anatomy  and movement sites are limited to  our approach and trainings, and we are sure there are many other resources that offer great references on the human body.

Our passionate exploration of anatomy is influenced by the concept of anatomy  and physiology offered by the bio-dynamic approach in Osteopathy, where, in all respect for its complexity and autonomy, there is a great parallel with the Vedic (yogic) observation of the Five “Bodies” (Pancha Kosha);

 Similarly to Yoga, biodynamic approach to anatomy is not looking at the soma (Zone A, Anamaya kosha) as influencing the health of the  Primary Life Force  (Zone B, Pranamaya kosha), but it is rather the other way around-  it is the Primary Life Force (Prana) that gives life to the form, where the form always follows function. It is the  Primary Respiration that transmutes the Breath of Life, and it does so within and throughout the Dynamic Stillness of the primary Midline (equivalent to  Shushumna Channel in Yoga), which is the primordial intelligence that was present from the earliest stages of our embryology.

These embryological forces that in-formed us were, are and will be present and alive all throughout our life through rhythmical “fluid” forces (tides), vital to our health and well-being,  far exceeding the bio-mechanical configuration of the soma (the body we observe in laboratories). Of course in the field of medicine and healing requires the skillfulness of the healer (in this case the Osteopath) working with the patient.

Yoga, as we know, is not the practice of healing as it is an art of living, where we cultivate the mindful presence to the vital, awake and ever-present forces within our body and mind.

Our observation of the soma  (Zone A, Anamaya Kosha)  is influenced by the integrated anatomy approaches which explore the wholeness of the human body, where fascia plays a pivotal role, different from the exploration of anatomy we are taught in schools.

On the same note, the movement resources are limited to only a few pioneers  (and there are many others) who have been exploring the continuum of movement through our embryology to adulthood and experiential anatomy wherein its intelligence all the body systems offer the door to deeper perception.

Some of these schools go back to exploring the evolution of species itself, where It took billions of years for the earth to form a living organism, as well as millions of years to develop the complex loco-motor system of the two-legged beings we are today. While the universe is between 12-14 billions years old and our humans for only a few million years. Our language and  “thinking” mind, according to pre-historians, is only about 50-100,000 old. Going back, the first living matter started, just as each of us was,  in water…



Ida Rolf talks about recovery of gravitational lines

Conception to Birth – visualised,  Alexander Tsiaras

Process of Conception and Embryological Development – you tube.

Fascia Magnified


Gil Hedley, Integral Anatomy

Integral Anatomy on You-tube Channel

The Heart Dance by Gil Hedley



Strolling Under The Skin (Part 1)

Strolling Under The Skin (Part 2)

Dr. Stephen Levin

Tomas Myers and Anatomy Trains

Animated visual anatomy of muscle

Mark Finch Fascia, Structure and function/Pelvis



Principle of Tensegrity 


Intrinsic movement

Continuum Overview

Vijnana Yoga by Flo

Body-Mind Centring (BMC) 

Introduction to BMC  and Developmental Patterns

Embodying the body in Yoga  (course descriptions)

Bonny Bainbridge Cohen “Embryology

Developmental Movement Patterns

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