Part 1 – Somatics and Mindful practise

How Mindfulness and Somatics has helped me When we develop mindfulness, we switch our focus from a “doing” state to a “being” state.  This results in a greater awareness and focus in to what we do, think, say and our intentions.  Somatics involves reeducation of the muscles so they can move freely and under our conscious control.   This is in contrast to the poor habitual neuromuscular patterns which affect our movement, postures, thoughts, intention and actions; heavily influenced by our [...]

Hydrating Your Body

As our goal to live a some somatic or holistic lifestyle involves good nutrition and water consumption, lets look at some reasons for staying hydrated.   Energy levels Water is crucial for the body.  Dehydration causes the enzyme activity in your body to slow down.  This has an impact on your energy levels; causing tiredness and fatigue. Skin Health The skin is the largest organ of the body.  When we become dehydrated, it affects the elimination of waste and toxins through the skin.  This [...]

Fear And Your State Of Mind

Here is brief description of fear, neurophysiology and how we can create stored emotional reactions.Our brain is wired to non consciously create a "self fulfilling prophecy." An area of the brain known as the amygdala plays a crucial role in the fight or flight response (stress response). If the amygdala is excessively sensitive and fires off a "danger" signal, it will automatically alter ongoing perceptions so that they appear threatening. This may be a basis for phobias and other [...]