A somatics practice offers you the opportunity to experience yourself in a unique way and to deepen your practice of yoga. Connecting with the subtleties of sensation in your body can also help you move with more ease and awareness in everyday life.
This course includes a wide range of movement experiences. You’ll begin with classes that focus on moving one area of the body, such as your arms, to see how nuanced simple movements can be and how they affect feeling in the rest of your body. You’ll then move into practices that involve whole-body sensing as you learn how to initiate movement from one body part, explore the differences between skeletal, muscular, and organic sensing, experience automatic movement, apply some of the practices you’ve learned to yoga transitions, and more.
Enjoy this opportunity to learn accessible techniques that can help you tap into your inner life in an exciting and validating way. There’s no right and wrong in this practice!
Discussion: Is Yoga a Somatic Practice?
Practice 1: Arm Circles
Practice 2: Heel Rocks
Practice 3: Initiation and Sequencing
Practice 4: Alexander Technique
Practice 5: Sensing Different Tissues
Practice 6: Environment and Action
Practice 7: Automatic Movement
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