Somatic Exercises for Beginners: Basic Somatic Exercises (Paperback)

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Somatic Exercises for Beginners: Basic Somatic Exercises (Paperback)


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Somatic Exercises for Beginners

Somatic exercises are a unique approach to movement and body awareness that can transform the way we experience and inhabit our own bodies. At their core, somatic exercises are a means of enhancing the mind-body connection and promoting greater bodily awareness. Unlike traditional exercises that often focus solely on physical conditioning, somatic exercises delve into the subtleties of how we move, perceive, and experience our bodies.
Somatic exercises draw their name from the word "soma," which in ancient Greek refers to the living body as a unified whole. This concept is central to somatic practices. Somatic exercises are not just about building muscle or increasing flexibility; they are about re-educating the nervous system to release chronic muscular tension and regain optimal movement patterns.

Somatic exercises cultivate a heightened sense of body awareness. By paying close attention to the subtle sensations in your body during somatic movements, you become more attuned to how your body functions and responds to various stimuli. Somatic exercises are renowned for their efficacy in alleviating chronic pain, particularly back pain, neck pain, and joint pain. These exercises address the root cause of many painful conditions-chronic muscle tension-and can lead to significant and lasting relief. Somatic exercises promote flexibility and improved range of motion without the forceful stretching often associated with traditional exercises. Instead of forcing your body into a position, somatic encourage your muscles to release tension, allowing for natural and sustainable flexibility gains.

Product Details ISBN: 9798862994803
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 30th, 2023
Pages: 94
Language: English