How can we understand our own body when we have learned since childhood that it is not alive?

A living body and a dead body are not the same thing… but we pretend they are when we study anatomy.

Our entire understanding of the body is based on studies of dead bodies, dissected bodies, and bodies treated as objects.

But is your body really something you have – isn’t your body something you are? Isn’t the body the very place where you exist?

The digital course Fascia and the Living Body is designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of your body in a simple way - but also how society perceives your body and why.

Our view of the body is not just about health, illness, well-being, or pain - it is part of a specific way of thinking that underlies our entire way of organizing our society and the driving forces that shape our world.


Good to know

  • The course is digital, and you can go through it whenever you want and as many times as you want - and you don't need any prior knowledge.

  • The course takes about 4 hours to complete - but it's probably a good idea to review it for the insights to sink in.

  • The course works equally well on mobile as it does on a computer.

  • When you purchase the course, you have access to it for as long as the course is available, and all future updates are included.

  • You're not committing to anything, and you get immediate access to the course.

Fascia and the living body

  • a digital course based on science and proven experience, on philosophy and new insights, on practical application of new research, and on the small things that make a difference to your well-being.

  • the result of over 100 hours of conversations on the Fasciaguiden podcast, 10 years of lectures on Fascia, and the insights gained from building the world's largest research database on Fascia with over 5000 articles.

  • conducted by Axel Bohlin, editor at Fasciaguiden, Camilla Ranje Nordin, teacher in Fascia knowledge, and by Per Johansson, doctor of human ecology and historian of ideas.

At this moment, a global revolution in anatomical research is underway, fundamentally changing our view of the human body.

What makes the understanding of fascia special is that fascia so clearly doesn't "care about" the conventional division of the body into different parts.

This has forced fascia research to pay more attention to the whole than to the individual parts, which can be challenging within the current research paradigm, if not impossible.

How do we combine an understanding of the parts with an understanding of the whole? How do we combine theoretical knowledge with experience-based knowledge? How do we understand our own body, which is alive and constantly changing?

Course contents

Module 1 - Introduction to Fascia Academy & Fascia and the Living Body (10 min)

1.1 Getting the most out of Fascia Academy (5 min)

1.2 Introduction to Fascia and the Living Body (5 min)

Module 2 - Basic Assumptions about how we view and understand the body(70 min)

2.1 Parts and wholes, inner and outer (30 min)

2.2 Lecture & summary checklist (30 min)

2.3 Test your understanding (10 min)

Module 3 - Different foundations for knowledge and understanding (55 min)

3.1 Natural science, experiential knowledge, and fundamental understanding (20 min)

3.2 Lecture & summary checklist (25 min)

3.3 Test your understanding (10 min)

Module 4 - The Living Body (100 min)

4.1 The Living Body (40 min)

4.2 Fascia and the Living Body (50 min)

4.3 Test your understanding (10 min)

Module 5 - Summary (30 min)

5.1 All podcast episodes and lectures as podcasts

5.2 Insights from each episode

5.3 Test your understanding

5.4 Next step

Fascia and the living body

Fascia and the living body