This is how SomaSensing happened.
I'm Yasmin Lambat, the founder of SomaSensing. I'm a fascia-informed somatic therapist, educator, and trauma-sensitive coach.
SomaSensing describes how I reconnected with my body through somatic awareness. Tuning into fascia as my felt sense. Before then, I had been a personal trainer, aerobics instructor and Pilates teacher exercising my body with no awareness of how it was responding in the moment.
Moving on autopilot. Distracted by the number of repetitions, the music, or how much further, faster, or heavier I needed to train to get fit. I practiced Yoga for flexibility, to counteract the stiffness and tightness I felt. Hooked by the feel-good sensation of exercise, I was unaware of how my body was responding to my thoughts and emotions in my day-to-day life.
Exercise was my escape. Until I was guided to experience embodied anatomy through somatic awareness. Through sensing not seeing. Through body sensation, not body position. In the moment, not on autopilot. It changed everything. The purpose of that practice was to explore the nature of fascia and tensegrity. Now referred to as biotensegrity. A term used by Stephen Levin to describe the blueprint of geometry that shapes all living things in nature.
SomaSensing is how I describe an AHA moment. A moment of experiencing body and mind as one. I could no longer go back to moving my body the way I had been. That was 15 years ago.
Intuitive movements emerged from reconnecting with my sensory awareness. Pandiculation and other healing blueprints arrived, to nurture, nourish and revitalise the connective tissue. I found myself attuning in nature too and began to wonder about this tissue and its properties.
I continue to find educators to help me reveal the miracle of fascia as our fabric of embodiment. My current mentors are John Sharkey, Joanne Avison and Graham Scarr of the fascia and biotensegrity community. Robert Schliep a fascia researcher and my first mentor on fascia as our sixth sense.