Biotensegrity explains the way a flower grows up from the ground and survives all but the highest winds. It is how a tree grows so magnificently in so many directions, with a canopy that reaches, parallel to the ground, yet the branches do not routinely fall off . It describes every pattern, in the matter of the natural world. How do we pick up a child running towards us, that leaps into our arms, for a bear-hug, without losing its limbs or necessarily knocking us over, or breaking ours?
According to Dr Stephen Levin, author of the term and Orthopaedic surgeon, we have the maths, physics, chemistry and biology (by which classical biomechanics explains these phenomena) wrong. His statement is supported by decades of research and an understanding of human motion and anatomy, that leaves a compelling argument and one that any movement practitioner is bound to appreciate. It makes sense of nature; of what actually happens on the mat, in the classroom or at the pitch, pool and field. Dr Levin coined the term and many leading scientists, practitioners, researchers and engineers offer support for this new paradigm, that explains nature, since ancient times….