Somatic Yoga is about body-mind integration.
This Neuro-muscular approach helps retrain the brain and nervous system to release chronically held tension patterns. Small, gentle movements are used to re-educate the brain so that it can relax and move muscles more functionally.
The term Somatic means ‘embodied’ or ‘of the body’. Thomas Hanna developed the field of Somatics influenced by the methods of Moshe Feldenkrais and others. In the 1970s, he and Eleanor Criswell Hanna set up the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training where he practised for many years. Hanna observed how certain mind-body movements helped people who had postural difficulties to regain control of the muscles that were holding them in these restrictive ways. He called these processes Hanna Somatic Education.
It is an incredibly subtle but effective way of working with the body.
Somatics is about body-mind integration. Our muscles can become tight or restricted due to development reasons, habitual patterns, emotional stress, injuries or chronic illness.
As a result, this style of yoga helps improve mind-body connection, cortical control, spatial orientation, flexibility, and equilibrium.
Suitable for all Spoonies, and highly beneficial for relieving chronic pain and/or neurological issues.
This practice can be done from bed or yoga mat.
Come as you are and enjoy the many benefits this mind-body practice can bring!
Yes, I do have online zoom classes every Wednesday at 1 PM (EST: Toronto, Canada). I use a blend of Somatic, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga in classes.
This Jan/23 I will also have a On-Demand Video Library where you can access specific classes for Somatics and other styles and lengths of yoga.
I have a free community class that runs every month – feel free to check it out ❤️
Do you run Somatic yoga sessions? And if so what time, timezone, and days please?