Feel supple, pain-free and revitalised.
Bounce back when life throws you off centre. SomaSensing™ helps you to tune in to your body's intuitive ability to heal and restore. As nature intended.
Being in nature is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to revitalise.
Moving the way nature intended is another.
At the heart of the movement practice lies PANDICULATION. That early morning stretch and yawn. A revitalising, stress-reducing, pain-relieving embodied blueprint.
What is the difference between a stretch and pandiculation? Pandiculation is like a whole-body yawn.
A feel-good, spontaneous unwinding, expanding, shape-shifting motion that revitalises body and mind. Great for hydrating fascia, the body's connective tissue. Every biological cell lives within fascia. It's the largest and most sensitive sensory organ of the body. Fascia is everywhere and stiffens like glue under stress. resulting in inflammation, chronic pain, and unhappy, unhealthy tissue. The SomaSensing™ approach to Pandiculation calms the stress response whilst re-plumping fascia.
When your body says yes but your soma says no!
Soma in Greek means "of the body". Or how the body knows.
In SomaSensing™ it means integrity, a state of wholeness. Where we have are guided by intuition. A sense felt sense of "inner guidance" or "inner knowing" Of what feels right. This sensory guidance is subtle and always there.
What takes us away from that is any form of stress, pain or trauma. Numbing our sensory signals as a way of coping with overwhelm. Resulting in sensory amnesia and nervous system dysregulation.
A body under emotional stress will often choose comfort and safety over integrity. It finds the quickest way to "feel- good" creating an association. A habit. The body's way of coping and surviving.
It's why we may find that we choose what makes us feel good instead of what's good for us. Like choosing a mouth-watering tempting slice of chocolate cake over a green salad.
The body chooses what makes us feel good. Soma guides what's good for us.
SomaSensing™ calms the nervous system to connect you to Soma or wholeness. Helping you to recognise your true self from your habitual nature. Helping you to self-regulate. Providing easy practices to manage overwhelming sensory information. Bringing your nervous system into regulation and helping you to know yourself from a place of calm and compassion.
Interoception is sensory information that arises from within the body.
Exteroception is sensory information we sense from the outside in.
Proprioception sometimes known as kinaesthetic awareness is how we sense body position and motion.
What are embodied blueprints?
Movements you're born with.
Every time you sigh, stretch and yawn or spontaneously exhale in nature, you are tapping into your body's ability to restore.
Less obvious are the rocking, swaying, bouncing and tapping movements we use to soothe a baby.
Or those early shape shifting childhood development movements like rolling, sitting, crawling walking and exploring. They are instinctive. No-one teaches you how to move, you are born to move, you already know how.
SomaSensing™ therapy taps into innate healing blueprints to calm the nervous system and repattern the mind. Otherwise referred to as NEUROPLASTICITY.
Physical sensations that arise from within the body signaling distress or a sense of wellbeing. Butterflies in your tummy, heart palpitations, a warm fuzzy feeling, sensual touch, the urge to pee, are examples of interoceptive signals. Informing us of the state of our wellbeing.
Fascia our connective tissue is the largest sensory organ of the body. Stiffening with discomfort or pain under any form of stress. Fascia has an abundance of interoceptors. Informing us of the state of our nervous system and the health of our fascia.
In SomaSensing, interoception involves the somatic practice of tuning in to listen to the quality of the tissue. Noticing any areas of discomfort or stiffness and self-adjusting intuitively to soften those areas of stiffness. Calming the sympathetic, "on alert" response. Pandiculation is an interoceptive self regulating practice. The urge to stretch emerges from within. Listening to that urge allows you to find and unwind areas of stiffness from within. Revitalising fascia whilst leaving you with a sense of wellbeing.
Find the quiet within
Calm distresed interoception with
The Calm Response™
Your nervous system lies at the heart of your physical and emotional wellbeing.
We know that it regulates EVERY biological system in your body, including breathing, heartbeat, hormones and even your urge to pee.
Less understood is how it connects you to your inner self, your felt self. Your emotional self. Sending you distress signals like heart palpitations, muscle tension, butterflies in your tummy, headaches, chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, fatigue when you’re not ok.
The Calm Response™ is a simple 3 step guide to finding the quiet within.
SomaSensing™ regulates the Vagus nerve, the intuitive way.
The intuitive way is to tune in to the body's ability to take care of itself. People who practice SomaSensing have found that self-soothing, self-regulating, self-healing intuitive movements are better than breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or gentle somatic movements at regulating the nervous system. That's because SomaSensing reconnects you with the wholeness and resonance of natures' design. Where there is no separation of breath from movement or body from mind.
When you tune in to nature's way of resetting your inner rhythm you resolve the effects of stress or trauma on your whole way of being. Symptoms of dysregulation may include;
“Healing trauma doesn’t mean that it’s erased from your memory, It’s making peace with it that lies at the heart of healing”
Hey there beautiful soul, I’m Yasmin Lambat.
I spent most of my life searching for a feeling of inner ease, for contentment, for joy. I was always looking for ways to make me feel good. What I didn’t realise was that I really needed a way to heal my nervous system. I needed to heal from the underlying symptoms of trauma; anxiety, anger, resentment, frustration, overwhelm and pain. I found numbing ways to cope and exercise became my escape. I was moving my body but I was disconnected, disembodied.
Nothing truly worked. Until I discovered a somatic movement approach that connected me to my body. That was 15 years ago and since then I’ve devoted myself to learning and studying the connection between body and mind. Exploring movement and life from within my body, and allowing discomfort to be my guide, I was finally able to listen to my nervous system, experience inner ease and bounce back whenever life threw me off centre.
Being in my body helped me to appreciate the healing power of nature, how connecting with people and places calm me down.
My love of movement and my curiosity with healing body and mind led me to Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and other somatic practices, Mindfulness and Embodiment. What I offer my clients is the experience of my own Embodiment journey combined with 15 years of formal training in Embodiment practices. I’m best known for working with the body as designed by nature. Helping my clients to unwind emotional patterns and repattern new pathways. Using the body’s own innate self-healing movement blueprints. Like pandiculation. That early morning urge to stretch and yawn. The Calm Response™ is another. A practice to help find the quiet within, a feeling of coming home to your body. There are other self-soothing, feel good, pain-relieving movements you can explore for body and mind. You can either work with me or with one of my SomaSensing Therapists each of whom have been on a personal inner journey.
Take your healing into your own hands
Tap into the wisdom of your body's ability to self-heal
Experience a groundbreaking somatic approach to healing. Based on Fascia, the vagus nerve, and neuroplasticity.
Fascia revitalising therapy for stiffness and pain relief.
Don’t stretch! Pandiculate to rehydrate and revitalise your fascia for a supple, pain-free body. This one practice is all you need to restore suppleness whilst nurturing your nervous system. Unwinding your way to inner healing. Pandiculation feels like a spontaneous whole-body massage. A self-nourishing practice. You will feel the urge to unwind, stretch, yawn, bounce, pulse, sway and rock to release tightness and tension in your body. Leaving you with a sense of calmness and wellbeing.
Intuitive movement therapy
Trauma healing, revitalising life-changing therapy.
Beyond posture. Embodiment is how the body is shaped and patterned by everything we have ever felt or sensed. Consciously and sub-consciously. As we know habits are hard to break just by thinking alone. Somatic practices reshape body and mind as one. There is no separation. In SomaSensing, we guide you to Intuitive movement blueprints. Nature’s self-healing, revitalising blueprints. In nature there is no separation between body and mind. Everything connects to everything. You learn to reconnect with your intuition. Your inner knowing. Your Soma, your true self.
The healing power of nature
Being in nature is incredibly soothing, calming and healing for your soul. A simple practice to nurture your nervous system. You don't have to hike up a mountain or live by the sea to experience nature. A mindful stroll in a park, or walking in a quiet neighborhood can be enough. Anywhere with trees and the sound of birds to help you find the calmness within. Let a SomaSensing therapist guide help you connect with the healing power of connecting in nature.
What others say
Learning about the "calm response" is like a new discovery of a retreat, available to me any moment.
SomaSensing™ is no longer the RIGHT thing to do but is now the KINDEST thing I do for my body, physically, mentally and emotionally, restoring the equilibrium of body and spirit
Yasmin’s work has shown me how to find a little peace and freedom in the chaos of my busy life and overactive mind. By using her simple movement techniques, I now understand better how to ‘let go’ and connect with a place of calm and integrity within my being.
We are all searching for inner peace amongst the noise in life. Your sessions help me find the quiet within. Since meeting you my life has become a wonderful adventure and journey to enlightment.
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Guiding you to inner healing
This section will help you if you want to know more about how body therapy can help heal the mind.
How do I know if I have trauma?
Trauma is an overwhelming state that leads to nervous system dysregulation that shows up in the body as chronic pain, autoimmune responses like Fibromyalgia, heart palpitations, insomnia, or gut issues. SomaSensing regulates the nervous system the way nature intended. Without having to talk about it, find the underlying cause, or relive it.
What is Interoception?
Interoception is the way your nervous system sends you messages from within your body, telling you the true state of your mind and body from within. Sensations alerting you of distress can feel loud, like butterflies in your tummy, pounding heart, nausea, the urge to pee, hunger, craving, addiction or heart palpitations. Or feel subtle like discomfort, anticipation, apathy, tension, unease. Body Sensing practices help you find the quiet within. Showing you ways to calm the distress signals. To pause, tune in and listen from a place of calm. Helping you to self-regulate your nervous system.
Why Fascia Release?
How you think feel or move happens in your nervous system. Fascia is the largest and most sensitive sensory organ of your nervous system. Your body’s felt sense. It is embedded with an abundance of Interoceptors.
You could say that Fascia is another word for body.
Imagine your body is wrapped in layers of supple elastic from skin to bone. Pain, inflammation, tension or stiffness is a sign that the elastic has lost its vitality, it’s suppleness. A sign that the body is in distress. Now think about how your body relaxes in response to a gentle soothing touch. That’s the nerve endings in your Fascia responding, softening and melting to a light touch.
What makes Fascia your largest sensory organ is the abundance of super-sensitive nerve endings that respond to both feel-good and painful signals.
Fascia is your fabric of Embodiment, shaped by how you feel.
It provides the environment, for every living cell in the body. Muscles, nerves, veins, hormones and your immune system LIVE within the Fascia.
Fascia is bathed in a moisturising gel that provides plumpness, elasticity and suppleness. Loss of suppleness is linked to a sympathetic response. The nervous system under stress. A sign that you’re not ok. Resulting in symptoms that range from stiffness and discomfort to chronic pain, inflammation and autoimmune conditions like Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.
If there is stress in the Fascial tissue, it affects every other biological system in the body. Fascia-based soothing movements that calm the nervous system tap into the innate ability for your body to heal itself.