Internal Awareness Made Easy

Deep into the stretch reflex

While many fear and are at a loss as to what to do when bumping into the stretch reflex… that is when we experience a painful muscle spasm or cramp. Delving confidently deep into the stretch reflex experience with a curiosity of observing the brain’s organization of muscular inhibition, allows us to internally reflect on …Continue reading

Intent of motion

It’s not the range of motion… it’s the intent of the motion. This fine distinction allows us to discover treasures in the smallest of windows when it comes to moving. Going for more range of motion can be countered by seeking quality in the motion which leads one to a comfortable and functional range of …Continue reading

Being Free in the Loop

Is there a thermostat or measuring device to move freely? We can sense restriction, impairment, a bind… so how do we move ourselves out of this. Inside of us is a mechanism which can be reset like a thermostat as it relates to muscular tension and sensitivity. How we perceive tension, how high, how little, …Continue reading

Wach-tele arose from the sensory world

What is wach-tele? How do you describe the inner world of the felt sense. There’s more to it, than pain, aches, and malaise. As my body arose out of a 2 decade struggle of chronic pain… one morning the words wach-tele came spewing forth. In the world of internal awareness and discovery, words defy our …Continue reading

Practice of Somatics

The inner felt sense can be a place which is • extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate • intensely felt • highly sensitive or discriminating In other words, practicing internal awareness is exquisite. Tweet

Chemical/brain/body rapture

A few easy pandiculations create the necessary chemicals cascading the river of sensory aliveness. Swirling, eddying pools of internal delight… funny how something so simple is easy to reach. The hard part for many… lying down for a moment during a busy day… simply reveling in the being-ness of it all. Once done, get back …Continue reading

Somatics… Breathing Easier

Thomas Hanna, wrote the book Somatics, developed a unique set of somatics exercises which uses the pandicular process to release the muscular system. When we release our muscles, the simple act of breathing improves. This is often seen when we merely engage in the pandicular process. Our breathing pump, if you will, activates not from …Continue reading

Dogs do it… so do people

Ever watch your dog wake up in the morning and do those cute little moves. Did you know that your dog is reprogramming his muscles using his brain’s motor cortex… Fido will do about 7-10 moves before he goes about his day. These types of moves have been systematized and are known as somatics exercises… …Continue reading

Turn stiff muscles into more fluid ones

Came across this word today: deliquesce. Pronounced(del-ih-KWES) Another way to describe the experience of practicing somatics when muscles turn from stiffness into more fluid ones, simply, easily and gently. Tweet

Somatics Blog Twitter

SomaticsBlog Twitter has begun… Interested in getting in the loop? Can the A-G loop set us free? Does Fido activate it? Does cortical awareness have anything to do with it? Are you an explorer of the proprioceptive realm? Any other pandiculators out there care to chime in on somatics? Tweet