How to be a Habit Breaker!

If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you will know I often discuss how we live the majority of our day unconsciously or subconsciously.  From driving to work and wondering how on earth we arrived, to questioning whether we switched the iron off or not before leaving the house!  We do things subconsciously all the time.  However, in this week’s blog we are going to consider how some of our habits can be drivers for keeping us [...]

The Importance of Awareness

As we continue to follow the Total Somatics’ Theme of “2020 Focus and Insight” for this year and beyond, today we will delve into the importance of paying attention.  We will consider why noticing what is happening throughout your day can enhance or impede your health and wellbeing.Every step you take, every move you make!If you are a regular reader of my blogs you will know how I have covered the amazing functions of your mind and body over [...]

Does Strengthening Your Core & Stretching Really Ease Back Pain?

For many years it has been a common belief that strengthening the core muscles and stretching helps to ease back pain. In today’s blog we are going to consider this and see if old beliefs are still relevant or if the recent scientific research is highlighting something very different. Creatures of habit If you are a regular reader of my blogs you will know I often refer to actions of the human race as “creatures of habit.” We all have our [...]

What does your Posture reveal about you?

Posture and pain often go hand in hand. In today’s blog we are going to consider what our posture reveals about us and how we reverse and reduce the issues we may be currently dealing with. Somatics looks at how your brain communicates to your muscles, so with this mind, I would like to discuss posture and pain from a Clinical Somatic Educator’s point of view. What is Somatics? Somatics involves internal awareness with movement. Somatic education and movement empowers and [...]

How to Develop a Somatic Approach to Daily Activities

In today’s blog we are going to consider the postural reflexes which your brain will produce from stress, poor habits and injury, just to name a few. With this information, let’s consider how we can develop a mindful approach to our daily activities with this knowledge and move forward knowing how we can prevent recurring injuries and pain.If you have joined The Total Somatics Approach to Health & Wellness Online Program at www.TotalSomatics.com, you will definitely know through the [...]