As we get older, stretching becomes more and more important to maintaining good muscular health. This “Fuzz” buildup he speaks of (it’s actually filmy fascia), can continue to collect over time, thus limiting our range of motion. The physical practice of Yoga, the gentle stretches, helps to decrease this by consistently keeping the muscles “Fuzz” free!
If not stretched out or released through body work (such as massage), the filmy fascia begins to coagulate and intertwine. This makes people SERIOUSLY inflexible. This is also why older people are prone to injury…their limited range of motion leads to falls!
So what’s the take away? Be patient with yourself and others; sometimes the body takes time to open. But keep up with your Yoga practice and eventually you wont be so…fuzzy. This is the whole reason Yoga is so important….