Somatics unites slow, focused, comfortable movements (often performed lying on the floor on a soft blanket) with slow, smooth breathing. This effective approach to body-brain-mind integration, developed by Thomas Hanna in the 1970's, voluntarily contracts and relaxes muscles by engaging the sensory-motor cortex. During the practice, tension in the body and in the mind is released, the nervous system is calmed, and healing and well-being are promoted from within. Ultimately, when the body-brain-mind connection is awakened, one is better able to move through life with ease and flexibility and to navigate toward a path of heart-felt purpose.
No prior experience required. All levels welcome.