169- How Our Modern Lifestyles Impact Every Tissue in Our Body with Kris Quinones

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

January 13, 2022

Our modern lifestyle is changing the way we were designed to move. A great example of this is watching kids at different stages of life and how their movement changes over that time.

For example, a little baby can squat their butt all the way to the ground. They are extremely flexible, and once they can walk normally they have good movement patterns to do whatever they want.

But then at 5 years old the kid goes from moving all the time, to being plopped into a sitting position for 8 hours a day. Multiply this by 180+ days per year for years, all of a sudden that kid can't squat very low at 15 years old, and can't even bend over to touch their toes because their tissues are so tight.

In this episode with Kris Quinones, we will talk about strategies to improve our movement and reduce pain from our modern lifestyles.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What our modern lifestyles are doing to the tissues in our body
  • How repetitive movements lead to compensatory patterns which can lead to injuries
  • Different ways to improve movement quality and variety to reduce pain


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:00] What is Kris Quinones background and what got her interested in learning more about movement
  • [3:45] Kris's experience with martial arts was a good foundation for understanding the power that fascia has in the body's ability to generate force
  • [6:30] What makes up the fascia in the body and what all does it do
  • [11:00] The theory on tensegrity is that if you impact one part of the fascial chain, it can impact tissues somewhere else in your body.
  • [20:00] The body loves a variety of movement therefore we should be moving in different and unique ways
  • [22:15] Every animal in the world stretches first thing when they wake up to break up connective tissue
  • [23:00] What are some ways to take care of our fascia to reduce pain
  • [27:45] Kris Quinones final thoughts on ways to improve tissue health and reduce pain

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Kris Quinones

Website: Rasa-Yana.com

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter , Youtube , Instagram

Kris Quinones teaches how to reduce the impacts of modern lifestyles on our tissues

Kris Quinones teaches how to reduce the impacts of modern lifestyles on our tissues

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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