Episode 40:

Anatomy of Stretching

with Cat Matlock

Trigger point therapist and yoga teacher Cat Matlock takes us on a tour of the human muscular system and the way it interacts with the nervous system.

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Highlights

  • The key sensory organ that resides in your muscles and regulates your ability to stretch.
  • The reason you cannot do yoga specifically for your muscles or specifically for your fascia.
  • The difference between tone and tension – and how this impacts your ability to stretch a muscle.
  • Why the stretch reflex actually does the opposite of what it sounds like.
  • Techniques for stretching that honor the way your muscles actually work.