Somatics is a practice where we learn to re-programme our muscles (neuromuscular re-programming); where we discover what is tight and learn through guided movement how to release it. Our bodies react unconsciously to habitual movement and daily stresses, often become tight and painful. Following an injury or illness muscles can get ‘stuck’ in a certain pattern of holding. Somatics will help you learn how to release and recalibrate your muscles allowing the body to re-find an ease in movement that may have been ‘long gone’. In Somatics you use your brain to change your body and so the effects are faster and longer lasting. At the same time, you rebalance your muscular-skeletal system and you learn to perceive your body from within.
This class will combine Somatics movements with floor- based Yoga and is suited to all. The athlete, the experienced Yogi, the dancer/actor will discover a greater ease, fluidity and range of movement in their existing practice; the busy executive or busy mum will discover ways to reduce pain and release tight necks, backs, knees and hips by themselves. The injured or those in chronic pain will discover movements that can help alleviate their condition. The older person will find ways to counter the effects of aging. EVERYONE will benefit from the practice and the movements are pleasurable and relaxing and have an elegant simplicity to them. This class will include time for breath work/Pranayama.
This is a face to face class in the studio with simultaneous streaming online through Zoom.