The Components of Fascia

The Components of Fascia

Now that you know you have this thing in your body called fascia, what is it made out of?  Like many parts of your biology, your fascia has a specific recipe.  The body recipe for fascia is collagen, elastin and ground substance.

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Coming Soon: A book by Anna Rahe!

Coming Soon: A book by Anna Rahe!

We are so excited to announce that Anna Rahe’s first book will be released sometime this fall!  “From Skin to Soul: The Definitive Guide to Total Body Fascia Care” will put GST and fascia into context for you and explain what you can do at home to experience our special Fascia Care Technology!

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Important new discovery may be related to fascia!

Important new discovery may be related to fascia!

Exciting news!  An article published by CNN today says “Researchers have detailed the structure and distribution of spaces in your body that they say represent a newfound human organ, and this “organ” just might be your body’s biggest…It’s the part of the body known as the interstitium, a name for widespread, fluid-filled spaces within and between tissues all over your body, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday.”

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Anna Rahe and GST featured on “My Number One”!

Anna Rahe and GST featured on “My Number One”!

If you already follow us, then you’ve likely heard the news that we were recently featured on an episode of “My Number One”, a podcast from Nancy Hower.  Nancy interviews friends about their number one healing experience and then tries the modality out for herself, documenting the experiences in her podcast.  We were lucky to be mentioned by our old friend and student Dina Platias, whose interview sent Nancy our way.

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Fascia – The Organ of Consciousness

Fascia – The Organ of Consciousness

We are all superficial. We only ever really think skin deep and it’s also kind of not our fault.  It’s impossible barring skinning ourselves (yuck) to get under the skin.  But under your skin lies a world that would blow your mind.

Have you ever thought about how your body parts stay in place?  You have tons of wires (nerves), hundreds of pipes (veins), tubes and bladders, (organs) that somehow stay in place inside the balloon of your skin.  What keeps these things in place inside of you?  And by the way, what is the stuff that your organs, brain and skin are made of?

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How often should I do GST to feel healthier?

How often should I do GST to feel healthier?

We often hear something along these things at the studio…“So, can you tell me how to get started?”  “How often should I do GST?”

In reality, there are different answers to these questions depending on your individual situation.  So for today, I’m going to focus on what your practice should look like if you are seeking to start getting back in shape, are not injured but still have aches and pains that you would like to get rid of, or want in general just to feel healthier.

Ideally, we recommend:

  • 2-3 classes a week, focusing on Anti-Aging or Movement Medicine classes, or specifically CC Stretch classes.  *These could be done at our studio in LA or selected from the Online Studio library.  If you are practicing at home, focus on the Anti-Aging and Movement Medicine videos.
  • 2 outdoor/lifestyle cardio activities per week.  Think hiking or swimming versus something like the treadmill.

Especially if you are practicing GST in person at our studio, we recommend adding on a private session approximately every 6 weeks that can be tailored more specifically towards your needs and allow for a check in.  We can also do online sessions for people who wish to check in from a distance, just contact us for details.

 

GST’s Momma Body Care

GST’s Momma Body Care

With the web and the invention of apps we have unlimited access to information about our pregnant bodies- how they change and what to expect. When I was pregnant for the first time with my daughter the information I found missing was very specific instructions for body care for me, the momma growing the baby and preparing for delivery, as well as post baby recovery. The answer was not gentle yoga!

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Recommended Reading List, Part I

Recommended Reading List, Part I

Looking to deepen your body consciousness?  Here are some older books that I recommend to help you on your journey.  Stay tuned for more recommendations, too!

An unique approach to Astrology and Kabbalah, and its effects on destiny.
Cosmic Navigator: © 2008 Gahl Eden Sasson, Weiser Books San Francisco.

An in-depth look at the body through kinetic communication and touch.
Job’s Body – A Handbook for Body Work: © 1998 Deane Juhan, Station Hill & Barrytown Ltd. New York.

For Women by Women.
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Creating Physical and Emotional Health & Healing: © 1998, 1994 Christiane Northrup, M.D., Bantam Books & Double Day Dell Publishing Group, Inc. New York, New York.

Beyond the deep, A HIGHER look at the body.
Esoteric Anatomy- The Body as Consciousness: © 1998 Bruce Burger., North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California.

The greatest gift of womanhood.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility- The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement and Reproductive Health, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition: © 2006 Toni Weschler, MPH., HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York.

Welcome to our new and improved GST® blog!

Welcome to our new and improved GST® blog!

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be bringing you a new and improved GST blog as part of our newly updated website!

With written content about GST straight from its creator, Anna Rahe, as well as other body tips, interesting info, and things like your favorite tunes from our GST classes, we hope that this blog will be a place to help you expand on your body knowledge and awareness in order to deepen your GST journey.

Stay tuned!