Myofascial Unwinding: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

By
Christine Wushke

Myofascial unwinding is a term coined by John Barnes to describe a type of physical movement that comes from a higher intelligence which he often describes as a “feeling” (rather than a “thinking”) intelligence. I remember the first time I attended John’s unwinding seminar: I had a sort of epiphany where I realized that movement can feel good. I suddenly understood that moving my body didn’t have to hurt to be healthy and that I can enjoy smaller and subtler ranges of movement that spark pleasure, rather than pain.

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