“Soma” means the body experienced from within..
The practice of Somatics is an effective form of mind-body training that involves movement and re-education. Somatics goes directly to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain: the brain and the way in which it senses and organizes the muscles and movement.
Benefits of Somatic Movements
By learning to regain awareness and motor control of muscles, the brain can remember how to relax and move the muscles properly.
- Sensory motor training creates more body awareness, increased flexibility and range of motion, and an overall sense of well being.
- Increases circulation – Range of motion movements in the feet, legs, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows help the general well-being and function of the heart.
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety – Combining slow, rhythmic breathing with gentle movements helps to calm the nervous system, slow the mind and allow time for well-deserved peace and relaxation.