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How to reduce muscle tension without stretching

Hello, how are you keeping? As many of you are aware from life experiences and also heightening your awareness with Total Somatics' blogs and podcasts, stress and worry can create large amounts of muscle tension. I am sure you have encountered times when your mind starts ruminating on concerns and worries and within a short amount of time you become aware you are holding your body tense and tight. Did you know that your brain controls the program [...]

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 [...]