SomaYoga for Chronic Pain
When muscles become chronically contracted from misuse, physical and emotional stress, and injury and trauma, the body becomes imbalanced. Years of adjusting to these changes can lead to pain in the neck, back, hips, knees, shoulders, etc., eventually leading to sciatica, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, disc degeneration, arthritis, fatigue, and other structural and functional problems.
In this workshop we will learn gentle Somatic and SomaYoga movements to re-educate the muscles to relieve pain and gain more functional movement.
This workshop is geared for folks who are in pain or want to stay our of pain. Using the techniques of Somatics and Therapeutic Yoga we will work to improve your quality of life.
We use breathing techniques to stimulate the para-sympathetic nervous system and move the body from a constant state of stress to a new found relaxed resilience.
Muscles are released, relaxed and balanced through the use of somatic movements which focus the brain specifically on the contracted muscles and movement patterns. This simple process can undue years of chronic tension and pain.
You will be given a handout so that you can continue the practice and muscle re-education on your own. With daily practice (15-20 min.) you will notice posture and functioning return to normal, flexibility returns, and you often feel more energetic, since you require much less effort to do daily things.