It’s in the way that you Walk!

Do you find that you are suffering with discomfort on one side of your body?  Maybe it is your hip?  Is it your knee?  Do you find one side of your back appears to ‘flare up’ and create pain on a regular basis?  In today’s blog we are going to consider how the way we stand and walk can have a huge impact on our overall health and well being.  At the end of this article, I have included [...]

Can Posture Affect Your Health and Well Being?

In todays’ blog we are going to look at how posture can have a detrimental and also a powerful effect on our physical, emotional and mental health. We will also explore how we can make changes to increase the quality of our life by considering our posture.According to Harvard Medical School, a healthy posture is important for maintaining good balance. When you have a good posture either standing or sitting, your weight transfer is even through your body and [...]

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POSTURAL AWARENESS TO HOW YOU SIT

SOMATIC IN SEPTEMBER - WEEK 2 According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, prolonged sitting should be considered within occupational health and safety policies and practices just like other elements of posture.  The mushrooming effect of health issues associated with prolonged periods of time sitting at the work station are concerning.  Many of my clients have resorted to stand up desks to help with this issue.  This is great, but for many hours each day people are sitting for large [...]

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Is sitting the new smoking?

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss how sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your health.  We will consider the common statement made which is “sitting is the new smoking.”As the Founder and Somatics educator for www.TotalSomatics.com, I see many clients with back pain and limited movement due to their office jobs.  Many have invested in stand up desks to reduce being seated for hours on end.  This is a brilliant [...]

Postural changes and improved movement with Somatics

In this week’s blog I am going to discuss the fantastic effects Somatics has on your posture and how you move on a daily basis.If you follow Total Somatics on Facebook or Instagram, you will recall last week I posted a before and after photo of a client who gave me permission to publish the photo.  He has made amazing progress with his personal Somatics practise.  Let me tell you about my client, whom I will called John.John is [...]

Do you REALLY have control over your coordination and posture?

In previous blogs I have discussed how our internal awareness to the way we move and control our muscles can be very challenging.  But why?  Surely as intelligent adults we have full control of how we move our body.  Unfortunately this is not the case!  In today’s blog I am going to discuss what this awareness actually is, why we cannot control certain muscles and how we can REGAIN coordination and control areas of our body which have been [...]

How is your posture?

In this blog we are going to explore the subject of posture and biomechanics.  Total Somatics has a weekly ‘Mindful in May’ video series on Facebook (which can also be found after May 2017 on the Total Somatics You Tube channel).  This week the Total Somatics Facebook video discusses mindfulness with our posture and biomechanics.So let’s start by looking at our posture.  The main part of our anatomy which influences our posture is the spinal column.  When viewed from [...]

Posture

How is your posture? We all exhibit stress reflexes in our posture and they are triggers for chronic pain.  Total Somatics incorporates mindfulness techniques into the movement sequences.  The name Soma comes from the Greek word meaning the body, which is inclusive of the soul, mind and psyche.  Total Somatics deals with the Soma or body and mind.  The nature of our soma is to move from the centre to our periphery or extremities.  Take a look in the mirror [...]