What is  Tensegrity?
Joseph B. Clifford, D.C.
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Tensegrity is a term that was coined by Buckminster Fuller, an architect, engineer, and poet, who described  a new kind of architecture, which looked as if it were built by nature, instead of by humans. In contrast to the pyramids, columns, and brick-on-brick buildings of the past, which pile solid elements compressively, one on top of the other, Mr. Fuller imagined a world full of unconventional, light-weight structures that maintain their  stability and  integrity, through a tensional force, hence the term tensegrity. Generally speaking, tensegrity structures are resilient. While they are stabilized by pre- stress (intentionally built into the structures), tensegrity forms are highly responsive to outside forces or pressures. Because of their components, these shapes immediately reconfigure themselves, when the they are deformed under pressure, and they do so reversibly and without breaking. Another interesting feature of tensegrity structures is that they are considered to be Globally Integrated. This phenomenon occurs because their components are so intimately interconnected and, when a force of distortion is felt by one component, it is felt by all, producing a truly holistic form. In the process, the force applied to the overall structure deforms or distorts it, dissipating the force throughout the form. Not only do these principles apply to the macro structures of the World, researchers have also shown that they also affect the micro structures of the cytoskeletal frameworks of individual, living, tissue cells. Within the cellular matrix are forces that link the tissues and cells together, through mechanical connections that span the cell membrane and link to central nuclei, forming a continuous, pre-stressed structural network. These intercellular connections produce a kind of harmonic coupling (are the researchers implying an involvements of tones/vibrations?), helping to coordinate the timing of activities of cells in far-flung corners of tissues, organs, and the entire body -- another example of Global Integration (this is phenomenal!).  In this way, tensegrity exerts its influence not just in space but also in time.  It turns out, many cellular proteins, and even the Building Blocks of cellular reproduction, DNA itself, gain their shape and stability through influences of tensegrity arrangements. Mr. Fuller first spoke about Energetic Geometry; the highlight of tensegrity (which makes it such an efficient mechanism for structural stability) is that it lets force and matter work together in the way they were designed, by Nature. One of Mr. Fuller's favorite sayings was that Nature has no separate departments of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, art, or architecture.  What does all of this have to do with BioGeometric Integration?? Typically, tensegrity structures are built of poles or rods, made of many materials, and supported by cables, ropes, cords, etc. In our bodies, instead of using rods or poles, the Innate wisdom of our creation uses bones; our muscles, ligaments, muscle tendons, and fascia replace the connecting cables  and cords. Our bodies are designed with dissipating, tensegrity structures, within the spine, the extremities, rib cage, pelvis, and skull. As was earlier described, a force directed into a properly constructed tensegrity form should be  taken inward equally into all of its components -absorbing and distributing the force throughout the structure. Thus the tensegrity structure is a Dissipative structure. Our bodies are daily exposed to forces, be they from physical contacts/blows, and from effects of mental/emotional (“stress”) and chemical overloads/toxicity. If our nervous systems' and bodies' soft tissues are flexible enough and respond sufficiently, these outer forces are experienced, taken inward, and dissipated and released throughout, minimizing insult and injury. If our bodies are not as adaptable and responsive to outer stimuli, due to tension held with the spine, head, and extremities, the outer forces (or inner mental/emotional stresses) are not easily absorbed, distributed, and released. Unfortunately, at that point (due to inadequate Global Integration), these outer forces are internalized, become stuck within the bony and soft tissues, and dis-ease, conditions, and suffering may follow. (Please see my What is BGI page.) A flexible, free, and highly responsive nervous system will also support flexibility and health of  soft tissues and bony structures. BGI adjustments/clear-outs help the mind and the body (through the brain, spinal cord, and the meninges – the soft tissue coatings that support and nutrify the brain and cord) to attain and maintain greater responsiveness, by facilitating greater awareness of, and reactivity toward, outer stimuli and influences, creating greater ease and health potentials – a true form of Global Integration. To this, I must say,”Thank you, Innate Intelligence!”
Tensegrity was first described by Buckminster Fuller A model of Tensegrity in the shape of the human form Dr. Sue Brown describing the principles of Tensegrity in BGI I am grateful to www.Scholarpedia.org, the peer-reviewed and open-access encyclopedia for sharing a number of insights into Tensegrity. Tensegrity is islands of compression inside an ocean of tension B.G.I. Innate Intelligence Tensegrity is a natural process of Life processes.
What is  Tensegrity?
                        Joseph B. Clifford, D.C.
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Tensegrity is a term that was coined by Buckminster Fuller, an architect, engineer, and poet, who described  a new kind of architecture, which looked as if it were built by nature, instead of by humans. In contrast to the pyramids, columns, and brick-on-brick buildings of the past, which pile solid elements compressively, one on top of the other, Mr. Fuller imagined a world full of unconventional, light-weight structures that maintain their  stability and  integrity, through a tensional force, hence the term tensegrity. Generally speaking, tensegrity structures are resilient. While they are stabilized by pre- stress (intentionally built into the structures), tensegrity forms are highly responsive to outside forces or pressures. Because of their components, these shapes immediately reconfigure themselves, when the they are deformed under pressure, and they do so reversibly and without breaking. Another interesting feature of tensegrity structures is that they are considered to be Globally Integrated. This phenomenon occurs because their components are so intimately interconnected and, when a force of distortion is felt by one component, it is felt by all, producing a truly holistic form. In the process, the force applied to the overall structure deforms or distorts it, dissipating the force throughout the form. Not only do these principles apply to the macro structures of the World, researchers have also shown that they also affect the micro structures of the cytoskeletal frameworks of individual, living, tissue cells. Within the cellular matrix are forces that link the tissues and cells together, through mechanical connections that span the cell membrane and link to central nuclei, forming a continuous, pre- stressed structural network. These intercellular connections produce a kind of harmonic coupling (are the researchers implying an involvements of tones/vibrations?), helping to coordinate the timing of activities of cells in far-flung corners of tissues, organs, and the entire body -- another example of Global Integration (this is phenomenal!).  In this way, tensegrity exerts its influence not just in space but also in time.  It turns out, many cellular proteins, and even the Building Blocks of cellular reproduction, DNA itself, gain their shape and stability through influences of tensegrity arrangements. Mr. Fuller first spoke about Energetic Geometry; the highlight of tensegrity (which makes it such an efficient mechanism for structural stability) is that it lets force and matter work together in the way they were designed, by Nature. One of Mr. Fuller's favorite sayings was that Nature has no separate departments of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, art, or architecture.  What does all of this have to do with BioGeometric Integration?? Typically, tensegrity structures are built of poles or rods, made of many materials, and supported by cables, ropes, cords, etc. In our bodies, instead of using rods or poles, the Innate wisdom of our creation uses bones; our muscles, ligaments, muscle tendons, and fascia replace the connecting cables  and cords. Our bodies are designed with dissipating, tensegrity structures, within the spine, the extremities, rib cage, pelvis, and skull. As was earlier described, a force directed into a properly constructed tensegrity form should be  taken inward equally into all of its components - absorbing and distributing the force throughout the structure. Thus the tensegrity structure is a Dissipative structure. Our bodies are daily exposed to forces, be they from physical contacts/blows, and from effects of mental/emotional (“stress”) and chemical overloads/toxicity. If our nervous systems' and bodies' soft tissues are flexible enough and respond sufficiently, these outer forces are experienced, taken inward, and dissipated and released throughout, minimizing insult and injury. If our bodies are not as adaptable and responsive to outer stimuli, due to tension held with the spine, head, and extremities, the outer forces (or inner mental/emotional stresses) are not easily absorbed, distributed, and released. Unfortunately, at that point (due to inadequate Global Integration), these outer forces are internalized, become stuck within the bony and soft tissues, and dis-ease, conditions, and suffering may follow. (Please see my What is BGI page.) A flexible, free, and highly responsive nervous system will also support flexibility and health of  soft tissues and bony structures. BGI adjustments/clear-outs help the mind and the body (through the brain, spinal cord, and the meninges – the soft tissue coatings that support and nutrify the brain and cord) to attain and maintain greater responsiveness, by facilitating greater awareness of, and reactivity toward, outer stimuli and influences, creating greater ease and health potentials – a true form of Global Integration. To this, I must say,”Thank you, Innate Intelligence!”
I am grateful for www.Scholarpedia.org, the peer-reviewed and open-access encyclopedia for sharing a number of insights into Tensegrity. B.G.I. Innate Intelligence