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What is Biotensegrity in Yoga?

Biotensegrity is a term coined by an orthopedic surgeon, Stephen Levin who applied the model of tensegrity to the human body. Tensegrity is a term coined by Buckminster Fuller who described architecture as a balance of discontinuous compression elements combined with continuous forces of tension in your body. Imagine how a bridge uses tension and compression forces in its construction. Another example of tensegrity would be: A weighted bicycle wheel. Can you visualize how the wheel changes shape when you sit on it? The wheel becomes stronger with the constant tension of compression on it and yet as the wheel moves the compression upon it varies or is discontinuous. 1 So what does this have to do with Yoga? Biotensegrity suggests that your muscles and bones, what we previously considered...