Tensegrity..as it relates to the body
A concept of muscular-skeletal relationships based on the work of architect Buckminster Fuller; refers to the forces of tension (provided by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) pulling on structure (bones and joints) that help keep the body both stable and efficient in mass and movement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
The link above will take you to the Liberated Body website with a Podcast where Brooke Thomas, founder of Soma Happy, has an interesting discussion with Eric Goodman about today's modern body that is constantly being compressed which is causing chronic pain in so many people. He explains why the concept of strengthening the CORE by concentrating on 'Abs' is outdated & the need to integrate the posterior chain to get the body back to tensegrity.