I spent five full hours studying the basics on human anatomy today. The session was led by the delightful Ching Ching who spends time at Body Works. She took as through cells (building blocks of our body) different systems of the body (Skeletal, Musuclar, Circulatory, Lympathic, Immune, Nervous, Endocrine, Integumentary, Respiratory, Disgestive, Urinary, Reproductive). We then followed up with how some of these systems work in unison while at work.
The majority of stuff seemed pretty self explanatory but there was a lot of information. My head hurt at the end of the session.
The coolest thing I learnt which was totally new and awesome was PNF stretching. It a way of tricking one’s mind to relax a bit of muscle. It’s a bit like those mind tricks you play on your body when you were a kid. Remember the one where you lean your body weight on your palm against the wall for a couple of minutes, then you release from the post and your arm will feels as thought it’s moving upwards by itself? It’s kinda like that.
There’s a lot to take in. It should get better as we put the theory into practice.