integral dynamic movement (tensegrity)

integral dynamic movement (tensegrity)


The IDM Series* describes a finely tuned and stabilizing set of Tensegrity movements* expressed with integrity of connection and ease flowing through the connective fascial webbing within the entire body. Hydrating, sustaining and strengthening from the smallest particles to the largest structures, these movements can also help to create a meditative state for the mind as the body is in motion.

Use of stabilizing blocks, dowels and massage balls help to create and inform the body of its own ability to heal, maintain and strengthen. Steady and effortless focusing on right tonality in a range of movements integrating The Anatomy Trains** to maintain the health of the whole body.

Keep your mind and body juicy!

* Based on the Tensegrity and Repair Series, created by Gioa Irwin – in combination with other integral movements.


** Thomas W. Myers -

"Now get to know your body from the inside out and the outside in. Any age, any body type, any gender can do yoga with grace and ease."

– Tim

Our mind is the only thing holding us back from experiencing the full range and motion of life as we age. Your body is the vehicle that moves you from experience to experience, and keeping it maintained is as simple as paying attention to the way you service it.

a bit of history

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:


Tensegrity, tensional integrity or floating compression, is a structural principle based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension, in such a way that the compressed members (usually bars or struts) do not touch each other and the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially.[1]


The term tensegrity was coined by Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s as a portmanteau of "tensional integrity".


[2] The other denomination of tensegrity, floating compression, was used mainly by Kenneth Snelson.


The Earth that we live on, that sustains us, that allows us to thrive on, in the midst of a most hostile and chaotic environment... space... is a part of us, and we, a part of Her. I call The Earth a Her, only in so far as that gender specific pronoun denotes a female quality of being. Of nurturing, caring for, loving and compassionate along with deep rooted teachings that we, Her children, need to learn from Her and share these aspects in a time that we are currently experiencing.

A name that She also is known by is Gaia. It is a Greek name meaning Earth. In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess that presided over the earth. In the the 1970's a Dr. James Lovelock developed the Gaia Hypothesis, or Gaia Principle. [1]

The Gaia hypothesis, also known as the Gaia theory or Gaia principle has proposed that "living  organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet." In 2006, the Geological Society of London awarded Lovelock the Wollaston Medal in part for his work on the Gaia hypothesis. [1]


As we are a living organism interacting with other living organisms among inorganic surroundings, and we are self-regulating, and very complex in our actions and our creation and design, and through our interactions with everything around us. We are Bio-Mechanical organisms in synergistic movement with each other and the Earth. 

Biological Organism ...we are

An assembly of molecules functioning as a more or less stable whole that exhibits the properties of life.

Mechanical ...we are

A mechanical device has parts that move when it is working, often using power from an engine or from electricity. ... Mechanical means relating to machines and engines and the way they work.

Mechanism ...we are

A mechanical part or group of parts having a particular function. : a process or system that is used to produce a particular result. : a way of acting, thinking, or behaving that helps or protects a person in a specified way. 

Integral ...we are: Something that is an integral part of something is an essential part of that thing.

Dynamic ...we are

As an adjective, process or system characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. As a noun, force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process.

Movement ...we are

The act or process of moving; especially : change of place or position or posture.  
Our life is sustained and maintained by our mechanisms and the interaction within us and from outside of us and this is where Bio-Tensegrity (Biological Tension with Integrity) and Integral Dynamic Movement originates and comes together. 

We move, we are dynamic, we are integral parts of this bio-diverse ecosystem of Earth, of Gaia, and we need to continue to be integral parts of "the whole", this synergistic existence we call Life.   —  Tim Cyr

[1] (sited by Wikipedia)
( definitions by Merriam-Webster and the Collins Dictionaries )

Grace in the embodiment of Tensegral Movement

To carry our bodies with such ease, with grace, with motion. Our movements stem from the strength and integrity of our core, of ever part of our body that comes together to stretch, to gather, to unwind and unravel. This video shares, visually, the way our body can move when we do so with awareness and connection. Every part of our body connected with layers of connective tissues that aid in even the simplest of movement. When these are all woven together... such beauty, even in walking or breathing, emerges.        watch on Vimeo >

Strolling under the Skin

This beautifully stunning stroll "under the skin" showcases the some of the properties science is just beginning to uncover about our body's fascial web. We've really only scratched the surface of what this incredible newly named organ in the body does for us. Stay tuned to more IDM-Tenesegrity news.

Basic Science - Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau

What is Your Body?

Gil Hedley, Ph.D., reflects on the way in which we model our bodies, and the impact on behavior and relationship. At the end, he reads a poem, "Your Body is a Holy Book' from his collection entitled, "Beyond the Leaving" available along with further information on courses, publications and schedule at

Cellulite Speech

In this excerpt from his "What's the Fuzz?!" tour talk, Gil Hedley, Ph.D., answers a question on the impact of liposuction, and then offers his thoughts on "cellulite."

Movement Speech

Gil Hedley speaks on personal movement history, self-limitation and subsequent reclamation of embodiment.

Fascia and stretching: The Fuzz Speech

Here, Gil Hedley, Ph.D., of gives a lesson on the importance of movement and stretching to maintain the sliding properties of tissues in the body, as well as the value of bodywork modalities and yoga when movement potential has become inhibited.

Interstitium aka: Perifascia:

Gil Hedley dissects "the fuzz"

In this clip Gil Hedley, Ph.D. of demonstrates with on camera dissection the tissue being heralded in the news and "Nature" as "interstitium," which he calls "perifascia"

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