What is SomaSensing?
A somatic way of healing trauma through intuitive movements. Learn how to tune into your body to bring yourself to calm. Experience how intuitive unwinding, pandiculation, and other feel-good movements emerge from quiet. Effortless restorative movements that connect body and mind. Releasing stuck patterns, habits, and chronic pain to restore inner harmony.
I’m Yasmin Lambat, the founder of SomaSensing. A trauma-sensitive somatic practice that integrates fascia and the vagus nerve.
I love nothing more than guiding you to your inner wisdom in the way I found mine, through fascia as a felt sense. A sensory tissue intertwined with your nervous system. Connecting "everything to everything", fascia lies at the heart of healing.
Joining me is Antoinette Kavanagh. A seasoned movement professional, fascia educator, and your SomaSensing guide in Cape Town, South Africa.
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What people say...
People who practice SomaSensing have said how surprisingly simple it is, and how they have felt a self-soothing, self-regulating and self-nurturing effect from the very first session. Some have said that it feels better than breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or mindful movements in helping to release long-held patterns of strain, pain, or stuckness.
It's because you’re moving the way nature intended. Not the way you’ve been taught. To unlock this inner wisdom, we guide you to tune into fascia as a felt sense. Fascia is your fabric of embodiment. There is no separation of body from mind, breath from movement, motion from emotion, or one muscle from another. It provides the environment for your nervous system and all living cells in your body.
When you revitalise fascia you reset your inner rhythm and resolve the effects of stress or trauma on your whole way of being.
Trauma, stress, anxiety, and lack of movement disconnect you from this inner wisdom. Through no fault of your own. It’s just the way your nervous system adapts to survive when life gets tough. You wind up living life on autopilot. Feeling stuck. Trying to think your way out.
The somatic way is to tune into your body to find your way out.
What is the somatic way?
“Taking a moment to pause and pay attention” is the first principle of somatic practice.
It interrupts you being on autopilot
It brings you to the present moment.
It gets you out of your head and into your body
A somatic practitioner then guides you to connect to yourself through body sensations. Through a process of inquiry. Asking what you notice instead of prescribing or telling you what or how you should be feeling.
Often accompanied with an invitation to explore and notice sensation through gentle mindful movement or a gentle touch. Which calms the nervous system.
This approach through Self-inquiry nurtures self-compassion and curiosity. It gives you the freedom to explore, self-adjust, and find what feels good. Without wondering whether you’re in the right body position or alignment. Or whether it’s the right way. Movements feel natural and effortless.
What’s new is how fascia research is helping us to understand what makes somatic movements feel effortless and why a movement that feels natural feels better.
All exercise and movement methods that I had previously learned were prescribed. Including Yoga poses and Pilates. Based on a paradigm of the anatomy of our body as made of parts. Of a body stacked upright like a column. Needing effort and core exercises to stabilise and strengthen. Or stretching for flexibility. The emphasis was on being in the “right” alignment, posture, and position.
A fascia-informed somatic approach transformed my approach. It helped me realise that moving within this paradigm disconnects our ability to tap into our innate wisdom, freedom, and efficiency. It disconnects us from our sense of wholeness.
What makes SomaSensing different?
SomaSensing reconnects you to wholeness, integrity, and the nature of your design. By guiding you to tune in to your inner body sensations, your interoception.
Interoception is the body sensations that arise from within that respond to how you feel. Like butterflies in your tummy when you feel anxious or the urge to pee when your bladder is full. It’s the way your nervous system communicates with you. Your vagus nerve is the interoceptive nerve that is linked to most of these inner sensations.
Heart palpitations, a warm fuzzy feeling, nausea, insomnia, gut issues, brain fog, sensual touch, feeling hot or cold, hunger, cravings, pleasure, pain, or a sense of wellbeing are the ones you may be familiar with.
Less known is the interoceptive nature of fascia. How sensations of strain, pain, stiffness, and suppleness are felt in your fascia. How conditions like fibromyalgia are felt in the fascia. How intuitive unwinding and other healing movements emerge to revitalise your body's fascia and reset the nervous system. Following the spiral pattern of the way, fascia folds like origami in your body. Calming sensations of distress with little effort.
SomaSensing is a somatic approach to healing, grounded in the science of felt sense. Informed by
Biotensegrity, the body as a 3-dimensional geometrical shape. (Not a stacked column.) Efficient, lightweight, and held by invisible forces that allow us to move with little effort.
Fascia is the sensitive body tissue that becomes our body of biotensegrity. That shapes us and everything within us—a continuous body-wide network of communication connecting body, mind, and sense of self.
Vagus nerve regulation through interoception.