Handspring Publishing Ltd
I would like to thank everyone at Handspring Publishing Ltd for their support and enthusiasm throughout the process of writing YOGA Fascia Anatomy and Movement. My special appreciation goes, of course, to Sarena Wolfaard who took such personal trouble to find ways to make the impossible work. Stephanie Pickering suffered my extended metaphors and frankly transformed them into readable and manageable text without losing the essence. Stephanie, your patience is admirable and your skill consummate. Thank you.
Bruce Hogarth wrestled with many an image to give it at least a semi-academic feel – please accept my apologies that you had to re-do all the labelling. Andrew Stevenson and Mary Law, thank you too; also Hilary, for sending postcards and all the little things behind the scenes. All much appreciated – thank you.
Dear Robert – I thank you for the opportunity you gave me in joining-the-dots that had this book occur in the first place. I have so appreciated your support and inspiration as I tread carefully over the stepping stones to translate research into practical application. I hope I have been able to honour your extensive work and networking; particularly in Chapter 9. I wish you well with Fascia in Sports & Movement and thank you for inviting me to contribute.
Dr Stephen Levin
My thanks and appreciation for all the help you gave me in the writing of YOGA Fascia Anatomy and Movement – as I sought to make practical sense of some of the possibilities that biotensegrity offers us, in understanding this (or any) movement modality. Your patient explanations have been many and articulate. Your wonderful papers, so helpful. I hope I have done justice to the many years over which you have been developing these themes.
Prof. Jaap van der Wal
Thank you and your incredible work in anatomy and embryology with your beautiful explanations and devotion to the beauty and wonder of the being in the body. Even given the academic nature of your early career, it is a gift to have been guided by your personal wisdom and way of “asking the embryo first” how to make sense of our form. I can’t thank you enough for finding time to write to me and send those precious margin notes that lit the pathway to practical ways of seeing how the human body forms and functions, transanatomically.
It meant a great deal to me when I wrote to you for further information, to actually receive it and learn so much about the history behind what has now become Biotensegrity. I hope I quote you accurately and that readers will appreciate the profound connections between art and science, between design and divine proportion all the better for having seen your work and read your brilliant articles. Thank you.
Tom, thank you. Since I met you in 1998 I have been encouraged (if not pushed) to raise my game. Trial by fire is one epithet I have attached to that. I cannot say I enjoyed it all, however I’m stronger for it, I am a better practitioner for it and I have retained a high regard for the sheer strength of will that goes with the pioneering spirit you have engendered in my work. I am amongst the many who stand in the clearing that you swathed through the forest just through the act of writing the Anatomy Trains book; regardless of whether or not people agree with the content and detail. I first read the original proofs in Boston when I arrived there as a wannabe KMI practitioner over 15 years ago. Little did I know then that I would become a teacher and take the work as far as I have – or perhaps I should say, allow it to take me. It symbolises a new context for anatomy and I thank you for the relentless way you brought it forth as Poet and Pioneer. Thank you for writing the Foreword to YOGA Fascia Anatomy and Movement I hope it is written from a similar archetypal spirit and that my book honours your work and asks the right kind of provocative questions about it. In gratitude, respect and affection I remain yours truly.