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.
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.
Feeling stiff, achy, tired or in chronic pain?
It's your body's response to trauma. A sign that your fascia is in distress and your nervous system needs retuning.
At 80, my mom no longer has pain and says she feels supple and carefree! More so now than she ever has in her adult life! Thanks to the self-healing blueprints that emerge with Fascia Tuning Therapy. Movements like pandiculation feel nourishing, nurturing, and effortless. Unlike stretching. Which has always felt like the body is fighting against itself. Somatic practices heal trauma implicitly.
Fascia tuning movements in particular. healing, nourishing, revitalising and effortless. Ideal at any age, regardless of your level of mobility. The best part is that you never run the risk of injury, as long as you follow the nature of your body's design. Tuning in to find what feels good. Applying these principles of intuitive motion to any movement practice will change the relationship you have with it. Whether it's Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qigong, Fitness training, meditation, mindfulness, and pretty much any body-mind or movement practice.
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.
Interoception refers to sensations that provide clues about the state of your nervous system. They arise as butterflies in your tummy when we are anxious or in love, heart racing, a warm fuzzy feeling or nausea, sensual touch, hunger, cravings, or the urge to pee. So helpful when you want to calm down distress signals. But what if those distress signals are overwhelming? Then you tune in to your fascia.
Fascia your connective tissue is the largest sensory organ of the body. Stiffening with discomfort or pain under any form of dysregulation or dissonance. Fascia has an abundance of interoceptors. Also providing clues of the state of your nervous system from sensing the state of your tissue.
In SomaSensing, interoceptive awareness 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 example of 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. Rocking to self soothe is another.
The difference between a stretch and pandiculation.
1. Pandiculation is involuntary, spontaneous, intuitive, whole.
A stretch is voluntary. You're having to think about it or be shown what to do.
2. A stretch is elastic. Like and elastic band. It gets thinner and longer. Not great for joint integrity.
Pandiculation enhances the auxetic nature of fascia. It's expanding, energy-efficient and re-plumping property. The whole body responds. Better for vitality and integrity.
3. The feel-good of a stretch is pleasurable and involves mostly dopamine the gratification hormone. Which can be addictive.
The feel-good of pandiculation leaves you with a sense of well being. Releasing oxytocin, the nurture hormone. Better for regulating the nervous system.
4. With a stretch, you usually stretch at a joint and run the risk of going beyond your range. Running the risk of instability. Especially if you are hypermobile.
With pandiculation, you move with integrity. Within your range with no risk of injury.
Your body has a healing frequency.
A nurturing sensation. The kind that emerges when we are in awe and wonder of the beauty of nature. Especially when we pause in the moment to connect and listen to the sound of the sea, resonate with the sound of a bird, smell the scent of lavender or stand mesmerized by the shape and magnificence of a tree. It’s that spontaneous sense of awe that interrupts the nervous system being in a state of survival.
You can get to the same healing frequency through fascia tuning intuitive movements. Feel-good movement blueprints to nurture,nourish and heal fascia from the inside out. Just 5 minutes of a body bounce can ease stiffness and strain, whilst toning the vagus nerve. Or The Calm Response™ a practice that triggers an inner release of the body held in a trauma reflex pattern. Although the somatic practices feel good and are simple, they are not a quick fix.
Just like an old overgrown pathway in a dense forest, it takes regular self-practice to clear a pathway that has not been used for a while.
Reconnect with your SOMA to heal
Reconnecting with your SOMA, your intuitive sense will help you access your body's innate ability to heal. Pandiculation is just one of the movement blueprints you were born with. Discover more intuitive spiral movements that feel natural and effortless. Healing and nourishing you from the inside out.