How to reduce Stress with Somatic Breathing

Stress and anxiety are two very common issues people have to contend with nowadays.  In today’s blog we are going to consider the physiological benefits of somatic deep breathing.We know personally that when we feel overwhelmed or nervous,  taking a few deep measured breaths will help us to feel calm and relaxed.  Somatic deep breathing however has been shown to improve the health of your heart, brain, reproductive, immune and digestive system.  The exciting field of epigenetics is also [...]

Shifting Willpower for Intention

We’ve heard many times that WILLPOWER is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets; but you can tire it out.  How can we harness it without tiring it out?  Health Psychologist and author of Maximum Willpower: How to master the new science of self-control, Kelly McGonigal has identified how we can harness it.  Kelly claims, “Harnessing the three powers of I will, I won’t and I want” in order to help us achieve our [...]

AWARENESS TO YOUR BREATHING

SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER WEEK 3 In this week’s blog I am going to bring your awareness to the depth, rhythm and quality of your breath.  My online program at www.TotalSomatics.com discusses in greater depth the subject of breathing.  But as I have created the theme “Somatic in September” for Total Somatics, I would like to increase your somatic (mind and body) awareness to your breathing for this third week of September.Breathing is an automatic function which we can take for granted, but [...]