What is SomaSensing?
SomaSensing is the practice of learning how to tune in to your body to bring you into a state of rest. This helps calm your mind and helps you recover. Unlocking natural movement patterns that nourish, nurture and help you restore your energy from the inside out. Body Unwinding is how we describe these movements.
People who practice SomaSensing have experienced the surprising simplicity of this approach and the profound effects it has on their awareness and sense of well-being from the very first session. Many have found it to be more effective than breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or mindful movements in releasing long-held patterns of strain, pain, and stuckness.
I'm Yasmin Lambat, the founder of SomaSensing, I love nothing more than guiding you to your inner wisdom in the way that I felt mine. I started out as a fitness professional and continued my movement education with Polestar Pilates and Hatha Yoga. It was during my training with Polestar that I was first introduced to fascial Anatomy. It inspired my exploration of somatic movement practices and that integration led to SomaSensing
What sets this practice apart?
SomaSensing guides you to connect to your inner felt sense through your body's fascia. In a way that allows you to regulate your nervous system. Getting you out of autopilot with simple body-centered practices. In motion, in nature, and, through your senses. Although simple, it's not a quick fix, it's a practice that helps you build the capacity to bounce back when life throws you off center. It offers an effortless approach to keep you supple and strong into your later years. When movement becomes essential for longevity.
Fascia is our fabric of embodiment.
Fascia is the soft tissue that gives our body shape and form. It's continuous and pervasive throughout our body from skin to bone. There are no separations, only differentiations of our physical form. When one part moves the whole body responds. Connecting body and mind, breath to movement, motion to emotion, and our biological processes. Shapeshifting and remodeling in response to how we think, feel, move, and sense ourselves from within and without.
Intertwined with the nervous system to adapt to the stresses and strain of our lives over time. If left unchecked chronic stress the resulting dysregulation shows up as inflammation, fatigue, restriction, tightness, or chronic pain. Through no fault of our own.
We have come a long way with body-mind therapies to help release the strain held in our bodies and talk therapies to address our underlying emotions. In recent years Somatic Practices have gained momentum in offering an integrated approach to healing trauma through the body. SomaSensing stands at the pioneering edge of this approach. One that is fascia-informed.
Start with a Somatic Pause
The first principle of somatic practice is to "take a moment to pause and pay attention." This helps interrupt a habitual state of autopilot, and brings you to the present moment. Helping you to get out of your head and into your body in a way that is gentle. A Somatic Practitioner is trained to do this through co-regulation. Which means to hold space for you and help you quieten and calm the nervous system through soothing practices. Nurturing self-compassion and curiosity whilst giving you the freedom to explore, self-adjust, and find what feels good without the pressure of being in the "right" body position or alignment. Movements become natural and effortless.
Tap into body wisdom
SomaSensing reconnects you to wholeness, integrity, and the nature of your design through both the proprioceptive and interoceptive nature of fascia.
Interoception refers to the body sensations that arise from within and respond to how you feel. It's like feeling butterflies in your tummy when anxious or the urge to pee when your bladder is full. The Vagus nerve, an interoceptive nerve, is responsible for most of these inner sensations. You might be familiar with 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 well-being.
What's less known is the interoceptive nature of fascia. Fascia carries sensations of strain, pain, stiffness, and suppleness reflecting the information it holds. Conditions like fibromyalgia are felt in the fascia. When we bring our body to a rest state we can tap into our body wisdom. Our intuitive sense.